This really should have ended Monday.
Maybe the fact that it didn't means the Bulls are more in this than previously reported. ESPN's Marc Stein had been pretty down on the Bulls chances over the weekend, but then this on Monday.
Vibe I get out of New York, meanwhile, is legitimate unease ... given that some in the organization expected a decision from Melo by Monday— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2014
Bulls are working under a very simple premise: Until they are told no, they believe the personal and professional connection they feel they made with Anthony during last week’s in-person pitch is resonating.
And with each passing day that Anthony doesn’t leap to accept maximum offers from the Knicks and Lakers, the Bulls at least remain in the game. Only Anthony and his inner circle know who’s in the lead there.