The 2010 season may be over and the 2011 season might never come, but that doesn’t mean the good times have to be forgotten. It’s when ugly things happen that the the moments in which beauty, triumph and victory are remembered. For the Chicago Bulls, things were more than ugly when it comes to their curtain call on the 2010-11 season.
But as much as the popular NBA public will remember the season for the final three minutes of that fateful Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bulls did a lot to get to that point. They weren’t just automatically placed their as were the Heat or Celtics, the Bulls grinded it out and built up a team that not only repreented the best of their talents, but it represented an entire city.
The city of Chicago.
The Bulls hard work in 2010-11, their accomplishments, will be remembered as the start of something magical. For a team that was the perennial eight seed last year finishing with an average record and coming into 2011 with average expectations, they lived to smash the reputation they had been given as a so-so team with no real shot at a title. And boy did they do that. So let us not dwell on the negative or sulk in our own sorrows at what transpired, but celebrate the greatness of what was the Chicago Bulls 2011 season by remembering the 10 best moments it produced over the next few weeks. Thanksgiving is upon us and if the NBA won’t give us basketball to get full on, we can at least be thankful for the moments this Chicago Bulls team have given us.
Tomorrow: Get your war cry ready for Moment #10.