Friday, September 14, 2007
The Windy City Is Going To Blow Over Bean Town
I'm calling it right now. The Chicago Bulls will win the season series against the Boston Celtics. I don't care if they have Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, or Paul Pierce. These players have never been on a team where someone else was in the spotlight. There points per game averages last year come to a combined 71.9, and the average of that is 23.9 points per game. There is no way in hell that team basketball will be played in Boston. Somewhere along the season, one of these guys will get ball greedy, but then again...you never know.
Paul Pierce missed 35 games last year due to injury and Ray Allen missed 27 games from injury, where as Kevin Garnett only missed 5 games. The aging veterans don't expect for good health to be on their side the whole season. There will never be a Cal Ripken Jr. of basketball. For crying out loud, the season hasn't even started and Portland already lost Greg Oden for the season due to anthroscopy and microfracture surgery on his knee. Boston is counting on a 32 year old KG, a 31 year old Allen, and a soon to be 30 year old Pierce. The average age of the Chicago Bulls is 25.1 years old. But it's okay because Boston acquired Bull-killer F James Posey, who can plow over any Bull on a fast break and get the occasional ejection.
I say the fresh legs of the Bulls and the all-around team play will be too much for the aging Celtics to keep with. I believe our front court defense will be key, and Kirk Hinrich will more than likely be designated to guard Ray Allen. The Bulls believe in that little word called "sharing". KG still has "MVP" ringing in his ears from almost 5 years ago. So before "championship" can be spoken by Boston once again, how about they just focus on on word: playoffs.
Here is a brief recap of a game from last year. Let's see what the Bulls do to the Celtics. Enjoy!