Of all the questions surrounding the Chicago Bulls this season, only one truly matters- can they get past the Miami Heat this year? Because of what happened last season (4-1 Eastern Conference Finals loss despite the Bulls having home court advantage), what could happen this year (many NBA experts predict the same outcome this year) and how this script could occur repeatedly in the future, that’s what this season is all about.
Only breaking through that playoff “glass ceiling “matters. Miami will probably have their big three in place for awhile, and that could create a situation commonly referred to as “NBA Hell” for the Bulls and everyone else in the Eastern Conference.
“NBA Hell” and the “glass ceiling” are kind of the same thing.
It’s coincidental that the Bulls have so many former Utah Jazz players on the roster because the Jazz have been to NBA Hell twice. In the John Stockton-Karl Malone era, it was Michael Jordan and the Bulls who kept them from breaking through to win the...