Hey guys, I'm sitting here today bored out of my mind. I have no work to do. MLB Playoffs are not on and its not NFL Sunday or Monday. I thought U would generate a bit of a discussion about who we as Bulls fans hate the most. Im also a Bears and Cubs fan and obviously that comes with hating the Packers and Cardinals, respectively. With the Bulls, it is not so obvious who we should direct our ire towards. The Pistons and Knicks are historic rivals of ours. However, I hate the Heat more than anyone else out there. For me, this is more than the whole Lebron James fiasco this summer; that just adds to it.
In 1997, when we faced them in the conference finals, I remember wanting to beat them more than any other team out there. They had Pat Riley, the biggest crock in the league. With the Knicks earlier in the decade, he encouraged his guys to become goons and he did the same with the Heat. He's in the Bill Laimbeer class of hateability. Alonzo Mourning, while not as bad, was a pretty big douche. I remember seeing him in game 4 of the 97 series clobbering Scottie Pippen in the forehead and I, even as a young kid, thought that was out of line. In fact, if he had not had his kidney failure. I don't think I would have had it in me to strike up any sympathy for him.
Fast forward to 2006. I remember attending every single playoff game. Other than Dwayne Wade, I don't think there was a single guy on that team that was likable. James Posey, Shaq, Antoine Walker, the list goes on. I personally wanted to clobber Posey after seeing his BS style of play. The following year, Pat Riley actually acused Kirk Hinrich of playing dirty. After all these years of promoting goonish play. Give me a bleeping break. I took great satisfaction in sweeping them on their home floor.
Which brings me to their fans. I can't think of a fanbase that is less deserving than they are (yes less deserving than LA) of having a championship team. Not too mention, Miami as a city actually blows. With Lebron on this team, I am hoping more than ever that they are taken down.
Have at it guys.