Bulls are a hot mess!
To say that the bulls are a complete mess is an understatement. You have the team “leaders” Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade calling out their teammates for not caring after an embarrassing loss to the Hawks the other night, then you have Rajon Rondo speaking on behalf of the rest of the team about how it’s Butler and Wade that should be taking the blame for the Bulls collapse. My question on Wade talking about the team not wanting to play hard comes to me as a surprise. We are talking about a guy who chooses when he wants to play in games, as well as when he chooses to play hard during games. I would take this from a guy that might be past his prime and making about 5 million a year, but to be making a 50 million from the Bulls? For that much money, i do not care who you are, you get your ass out there and play, regardless how you feel. That is way too much money to try to sneak in as the 8th seed and play under .500 basketball the whole year, only to get swept by the Cavs in the 1st round. It’s not worth it.
Jimmy Butler on the other hand? You cannot say he is lazy and doesn’t play hard. This guy brings it every night, i do agree on that, but he doesn’t know how to lead a team, especially in the NBA with a 2nd year head coach who has no clue how to run an NBA team.
In the end, I’d have to agree with what Rondo said, it starts at the top and works it’s way down. Don’t get me wrong, he should have never posted it on social media, that was dumb, but those younger guys knew they had no choice but to take the high road, shut there mouths and play ball. You can clearly tell Hoiberg is letting Butler and Wade do whatever they want out there, changing plays, padding their stats, very sad to watch honestly. This whole week will be one of two things: They will quit on each other and keep getting embarrassed, or they will come together as a team and start a little winning streak. I know the second seems like a reach, so i will take the first option. Who are we all kidding though, we all seen this coming. Signing 2 older, experienced guys whose better playing days are behind them. It was a joke when you have Paxon and Gar Foreman say they traded Rose to get younger and a couple days later sign Wade and Rondo. WHAT. THE. F***!!!