These are the sort of times that make being a sports fan exhilarating… when nothing has been decided yet and hope blooms eternal… Of course I’m talking about the brief period of time between when NBA Free Agency begins and when you start to hear where the players in question are gonna land.
The Chicago Bulls haven’t had a dog in this fight for some seasons now… but this year is altogether different. Having cleared more salary cap space than almost every other team… the Bulls are in prime position to make a play at not only Lebron James (as I fantasized about here), but at Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh as well…
Not much to report yet as the Bulls “convincing” committee has just concluded hours long discussions with all three of these players as well as with Carlos Boozer and David Lee. They even met with Dwayne Wade a second time at his request… and that’s gotta be a good sign right? Just wanting to commit these words to the ether as a prayer of sorts… in the spirit of “write it and they will come”.
So off I go to prepare the post banner that I’ll use to announce the good news once it comes down… James, Wade, Bosh, Noah, Rose… the starting lineup for your… Chicago Bulls.
> Editors Note from 07/05 > Although this column from Scoop Jackson makes a very intriguing argument.