If you want to have a respectful discussion, don't start it out by asking if I've ever heard of a guy named Michael Jordan.
A section backing up that claim would have been tangential at best, hence the omission.
I have my style. Others have their's.
I'll be critical if it's warranted, it's just not warranted.
But let's be honest, the Bulls management actually HAS done a pretty good job the last few years.
I don't think being "objective" means being cynical. If it points to positive things then you have to be positive. I'm not going to go naysaying, just for the sake of not appearing to be a homer.
The year that I wrote the Bulls would be beat the Heat was the year that Rose went down with his ACL tear. I thought they had a chance in 2011, but never said they would be might Miami.
You can say, "I know injuries and everything, but...." and then dismiss the injuries, BUT the injuries were real. D-Rose went down and Noah went down. We'll never know what happened. It doesn't mean I was wrong.
Other than that I predicted the Bulls would finish first in the East in 2011. I was right.
I predicted they would repeat with the NBA's best record in 2012. I was right.
I predicted they would finish second in the Central, and fifth in the East last year. I was wright.
I predicted that Rose would MVP in 2011. I was right.
I predicted that Thibs would COY in 2011. I was right.
I also correctly predicted the other MVPs and COYs the past two seasons.
I predicted Nate Robinson would be a great, under the radar signing for the Bulls. I was right.
I was NOT high on Marco Belinelli's defense. I was right.
I predicted that Butler would emerge as the starting shooting guard. I was right.
My predictions have been historically accurate, even if you don't think they're negative enough. If they were more negative though, they would be wrong.
I don't see sacrificing "positive" outlook just to be more negative and be wrong.
If I were constantly overvaluing the Bulls, you'd have a great point. That I'm not though suggests maybe it's the rest of media getting it wrong, not me being a homer.