Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/20/13
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Derrick Rose vs. Deron Williams. Three or four years ago I would have been all about that marquee point guard match-up in the NBA playoffs. Tonight, one won’t even play and the other is past his prime. Neither one of them comes even remotely close to earning their grossly exorbitant paycheck. That’s why the Chicago Bulls vs. the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Playoffs means very little to me. Unless something really major happens, or something unique or weird occurs, I will struggle to even write about it. Heck, I may have even struggle to DVR it. And this is a life-long Chicagoan and Bulls fan talking. This is an Illini talking too! And Deron Williams inspired man-crushes for a whole generation of Illini Nation. Us in Illini Nation, we’ve never had “one shining moment.” So Deron Williams 3 in the 2005 Elite Eight game in All State Arena, capping the comeback is all we have. That game the “Easter Eve Resurrection,” the “Nail-biter for Nellyville” brought us to the Final Four in St. Louis...
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