Is the Wait Over Already?

Posted by By at 21 May, at 04 : 16 AM Print

As I’m sitting here watching baseball on a Friday night I am wondering… why isn’t the NBA playoffs on tonight? I mean, it’s not just me. I’m not the only one. I know that pretty soon there will be no basketball in about a month so we’ll have to get used to it but, c’mon, really? Why does the NBA extend the playoffs so far where there are sometimes, 3 and 4 days between games? If you’re paying attention to the Bulls versus Heat series or as we call it here in Chicago, GOOD against EVIL. You’re wondering, can my team play the darn game already? I mean it’s so bad here that you have people are calling the sports talk radio stations complaining about the constant coverage.

That’s where we are right now. I’m not gonna get on those people too much. Maybe they are not used to winning teams (it’s just a thought). Maybe it’s because when your team plays on a Wednesday and doesn’t play again until Sunday, it kills your momentum, your desire, your love for the game. Me personally, I would love for the game to start right now.
Now that I’ve got the complaining out of the way, I can get to my point.

I think for once, you have a legitimate rivalry brewing between the Bulls and Heat. July 8th, 2010 was “The Decision” by LeBron James and as we all know, he took his talents to South Beach. Out of all the teams crying foul, the Bulls didn’t hesitate in making their team better. Miami collected the stars, while the Bulls, collected a power forward and some quality pieces. The owner came out talking trash about the Heat might be able to compete in the east and Derrick Rose wanted to know why couldn’t he be the MVP. We all know how everything turned out and it all comes down to this. Two evenly matched teams built in two different ways and two defenses that would scare the hell out of most teams. The new kid on the block taking on the bully… storylines galore! This matchup quickly reminds us why we love the game so much yet have to wait so long to see.

Now they stand in a series that is tied 1-1 and delayed because of Oprah and we’re stuck with conspiracy ideas about the refs in game 2 and how Cleveland will end up with Kyrie Irving. The world is waiting and oh, I think the Bulls will win it in 6. When they finally start playing the games again.

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