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(WSCR) Just as the Bulls battled with the Jazz in the 90s, Chicago may be building a similar rivalry with Miami that will last for years.
In the 90s, the Bulls dominated the Jazz, defeating them in back-to-back NBA Finals. Now, however, the Heat took round one when they knocked the Bulls out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Finals last season, but one NBA expert said the Bulls have what it takes to take down the Heat.
“Once you get those (championship) teams assembled, fans in Chicago have seen how sweet it is to get a great hand and be able to play it for a long, long run,” veteran NBA scribe Roland Lazenby told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “I will tell you, you have to flat out love the way the Bulls compete. It’s not like they’re going to be able to go to Mars and find some player that’s going to change the balance. They have got a deep roster. Those guys player hard. … When that team is healthy, they’re the best shot in the Eastern Conference to beat the Heat.”
LISTEN: Roland Lazenby on The McNeil and Spiegel Show
Lazenby went on to discuss why LeBron James isn’t in the same category as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
“Michael and Kobe are so far ahead (of James) in terms of all the intangibles,” he said. “When you start looking at the tremendous talent, then LeBron obviously is on a level that exceeds them in a lot of ways in terms of basic talent, but the focus and the fire — all those things that make great people truly great — those are the things that LeBron has yet to bring.”