I watch a lot of ESPN and I have lately been hearing a lot of praising towards the Heat and a lot of hate towards the Bulls. Anyone else here that watches The Herd with Colin Cowherd and/or Sports Nation? Then you’ll know how much Cowherd praises LeBron James. Now it is to the point where I do not even want to talk or hear about LeBron James because he is so over praised and he continues to be compared to Michael Jordon. It is becoming something that is unbearable so I decided to make an article on why the Bulls are better than the Heat. Yes, I can make an article based on this because it is 100% true. So all the Heat fans load up your hateful thoughts because you are definitely not going to like what I am going to say.
The Bulls have the best back-up big men: Omer Asik and Taj Gibson, both amazing all-around players, from offense to defense they can do it all. When Joakim Noah is on the bench Omer Asik can come out and do (almost) exactly what Joakim Noah does (minus the great passing ability), Asik is a great defender and a good defensive rebounder (his offensive rebounding is almost as great as Noah’s). Taj Gibson is just like Joakim Noah in terms of determination, he can easily boost up the crowd with his energy and ability to get to the basket. He is a great complimentary for a good Power Forward in Carlos Boozer and injects energy when needed. When you look at the Heat's big men from the starting guys to the back-ups the only guy that is dangerous is Chris Bosh. Chris Bosh, of course, has everything that you want in a Power Forward; he is a good rebounder and a great offensive threat. But when you look at the starting Center, Joel Anthony, he is a good rebounder but really after that the Bulls big men will be able to dominate him. Anthony maybe young but still he is not good enough to be a starter. For their back-ups I instantly think of Udonis Haslem, Haslem is still a good basketball player and really deserves all the respect he receives (if he does receive any), he is a good shooter (AVG. FG% .418 this season) and a decent rebounder (AVG. 8.1 rebounds per game). The other four players (Dexter Pittman, Eddy Curry, Juwan Howard, and Mickell Gladness) are nothing special and are nothing to be feared upon. With all four players combined there FG% is: .373 and they average a combine total of 4.3 rebounds per game. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the Bulls also have Brian Scalabrine, just thought I would put that out there.
Derrick Rose: Derrick Rose needs no introduction but definitely deserves one, averaging .461 in FG%, 7.7 assists per game, and 21.8 points per game. Not only does he have great stats but this guy looks even more amazing on the floor, this guy is ridiculous. First, when he feels like going in full speed for a layup he looks almost unstoppable with not only great touch but also speed. Secondly, when he makes a move for the basket he tucks that basketball in like a football which makes it almost impossible for a defender to poke it loose. Thirdly, Rose also has the ability to pass and shoot the ball outside and remain effective, I will also add he is a clutch shooter not only inside the arch but also outside. Both Dwayne Wade and LeBron James have nothing on D Rose. In the words of Stacy King: (Former Bull and now commentator for the Chicago Bulls) “Too Big, Too Fast, Too Strong, Too Good”.
Better Defense: As of present the Bulls are ranked number two in points allowed, with 87.9 points allowed per game. That is outstanding defense with them right behind the 76ers 87.5 points allowed per game. The Bulls are also ranked second in rebounds per game with 45.5 directly behind the Lakers 45.7 rebounds per game. The Bulls not only have Taj Gibson and Omer Asik but they also have Ronnie Brewer, Luol Deng, and from time to time Kyle Korver. The Heat are currently ranked fourteenth in allowed points with 94.4 and they are currently ranked eleventh in rebounds per game with 43.0 which is a huge difference between them and the Bulls.
“Rip” Hamilton: I have recently said that the Bulls need to give up on Hamilton but seeing him back in the Hornets game reminded me why he deserves a starting position in the Bulls line-up. He not only has outstanding running ability but also remarkable agility. Hamilton is able to execute a complete stop at full speed and do a 180° spin (with ease) and run once again. That, to me, is amazing and, even without pick and roll help, Hamilton is able to do this by himself and he is able to become free and take open shots. The only thing, to be able to do all of these things, he has to be healthy. But Hamilton looked great in the Hornets game, not even showing any signs of pain throughout the entire seventeen minutes he was out on the floor, even when he drew a foul and ended up on the floor. There is absolutely no one else on the Heat’s roster that is anything like Hamilton, also even as fast and nimble as Mr. “Rip” Hamilton
Inside game: Just about everyone on the Bulls roster is great inside/near the rim. Let’s see who: Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, John Lucas III, Luol Deng, Omer Asik, and Taj Gibson. All of these guys are great inside and teams fear that. The inside comes easy for the Bulls and sometimes it seems unfair on how easily they can get to the hoop. But not only can they shot great inside but they also receive a lot of second chance points mostly thanks to Joakim Noah’s ability to go up and either tip the ball back in or grab the ball and dunk or lay-up the ball. The Heat have some good shooters but other than LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and a couple of other guys who else can effectively go inside comfortably?
Ability to move the ball: The Bulls are currently first in assists with 23.3 per game. That is part of the reason why the Bulls are so effective. All of the Bulls players aren’t selfish and will pass the ball. The assists also come from Derrick Rose, mostly because he drives in so much, a lot of players become open on the outside and that is how assists are born. The Bulls also have one of the best passing big men in the NBA with Joakim Noah and Noah makes a lot of great passes which leads to assists. The Heat are currently twelfth in assists with 21.1 assists per game. I can understand the lower assists rate mostly because the Heat have three superstars on their team so all three will feel more incline to shoot the ball first before passing.
Right now the Bulls are showing that they a force to be reckoned with and as long as they continue and stay healthy, the Bulls will be able to make it to where they were last year in the playoffs, and this time they will win. I am sorry if this article was a little long but please write what you think of this article and also add a little something, something of what the Bulls have that the Heat don’t within the comments. Thanks for reading,
Stay classy world.