I don't do too many fanpost's but I'm sitting here a day after one of the most gruesomest loses as bulls fan since...1995. And as I re-watched the above clip, I thought how much this sucked and hurt as Bulls fan. After all, MJ came back, storyline moments, playing against Shaq and Penny (at that time, they were THE bandwagon team..right?) & ending in heartbreak..just like last night. It wasn't suppose to end that way..that's what i thought in 95'..that's what I'm thinking today. BUT..this game does give me some hope of the future....
Following this game, Bulls ditched BJ via Expansion Draft to Raptors, acquired Ron Harper and acquired Dennis Rodman. Jordan had several NBA all-stars over his house for pick-up games. Jordan re-worked his endurance and the next three seasons... were NBA history ;)
To re-phrase what "Ectofilms" said in his comment: this lose made MJ work on refining his game like a madman and our organization worked on fixing the loose pieces. I have faith in Jerry/Gar/Pax to get us better players to fit Rose's strength's. This game proved that and I'm sure the last game will too. (BTW, go to 5:05..that's why i still don't like Horace grant)
So hold strong Bull fans..we've been here before and we.will.come.back...stronger.