Look, I get it. Back in the early Aughts when we were fielding a team of teenagers and also-ran's, maybe it was a good thing for Reinsdorf to put the "no headband" rule in effect. We needed our players to act a little more mature, and somehow the banning of a 1.5" tall piece of terry cloth was part of the means to the end.
Fast forward to 2011. We have a team full of tremendous character. We have a team leader barely removed from his teen years who is about to be announced as league MVP. We have Noah and Deng, two consummate leaders for this team who lead by example and provide no excuses for any of their short comings. And that was just the core of this team that was in place prior to Coach Thibadeau arriving. And Thibs is a beast on the sideline. The players are all buying and drinking the Thibs-Aid. The Bulls are now one of the higher character teams in the league led by an equally high charactered coach.
So maybe we can stop with the silly rule now? I know it is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things, but by the same token, it is neither here nor there. So why willingly be one of two teams (to my knowledge, Utah is the other, though I feel like I saw Deron wearing a headband trying to hide his receding hair line) to have such a silly rule in effect? There are no 'thugs' on our team, and to be honest, it is an insult to headband wearers everywhere to assume that the 1.5" terry cloth donut for your head somehow increases your street/thug cred.
It's just dumb and I'd love to see Reinsdorf not care anymore.
Can't wait to see what some of you have to say about this one.
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