Today is Top 10 day around Fansided NBA, but while other blogs will be posting happy things, we here at Pippen Ain’t Easy are cynics, and we’re rebels. And it’s because of this that we are going against the grain to give you the worst moments from the Bulls 2012 campaign.
But it’s not just that we’re I’m a cynic that I’m compiling this list, it has a meaning. Winning a title, or winning at all is made so satisfactory by the fact that a lot of bad things preceded it. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in 2002, it was so amazing partly because they had come so close the past four years yet tasted disappointment each time.
When Derrick Rose returns, and the Bulls turn things around, it’s going to be amazing. But it will only be amazing because of where we’ve been. And where Bulls fans were during the 2012 season was not a happy place. So as things start to get better, let’s gander back at the low points the are now in the past, driving us to succeed in the present and future.
10. The NBA Lockout Shortens the Season
The season started out crappy for everyone, not just the Bulls. For months we weren’t sure if we were even going to have a season, let alone see if the Bulls could repeat their 2011 success. It took until November for a deal to be struck between the league and the players union, but even then the tension was still there.
The whole Chris Paul thing happened, and we were stuck wondering if what we had just endured for four months was even worth it in the end. We had basketball ahead of us, but it just felt off and it felt wrong for some reason. Many of us had no clue what was in store for our teams and superstars in the shortened 2011-12 season.
When your season starts out on a sour note, you know it’s not going to be good from there.