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Quote of the Day: Bosh knows Bulls want to…. go No. 2 on Heat’s party

Oct 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

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“When Dallas got their rings (Christmas Day 2011, the first game after the lockout), we wanted to embarrass them on their home floor, wanted to defecate on their night. We know (the Bulls) want to do that to us and they want to spoil what we have going.”

—Miami’s Chris Bosh, speaking with the Miami Herald about the rivalry between the Heat and the Bulls.

The Bulls and Heat have the best rivalry going in the NBA right now, a dislike built up through the Heat knocking the Bulls out of the playoffs two of the last three seasons. The last two years the Bulls have been in the playoffs without Derrick Rose, now he is back and they feel they have a legit shot to knock the Heat off the top of the mountain. 

Real rivalries are built through the playoffs. The Knicks vs. Nets, the Lakers vs. Clippers have some tension but it’s not the same because it lacks the animosity a playoff series breeds. The Heat and the Bulls genuinely dislike each other and that makes their meetings must watch.

  1. mydoghasfleez - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I think that it is Noah’s “girlie-man hairbob” that causes all of the animosity.

    • airjunior23 - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Only thing Girlie in this rivalry is Chris Bosh….lol.

    • chicitybulls - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      You should check out some of the women Noah has been seen with. He, and his “girlie-man hairbob”, must be doing something right.

      • zoomy123 - Oct 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

        He could just be on the down low, lol.

  2. skinsfanwill - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Rivalries are born when both teams win at some point.
    the bulls haven’t won diddly against Miami. Dislike, yes. Rivalry, hell no. Win something Chicago. Then and only then can you act as if you are involved in a rivalry.

    • airjunior23 - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      So the Bulls and Knicks werent a rivalry??? Jordan dunking on Ewing…. Pippen Dunking on Ewing, Oh damn you’re probably right. hahahahaha

    • chicitybulls - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      They’ve met only twice in the playoffs and one of them were without Rose, Noah and Deng and Hinrich. They have won plenty of regular season games so to say they haven’t won diddly is incorrect. The playoffs are obviously where it counts more but to act like they aren’t a challenge/threat makes you seem like a bandwagon “fan” that doesn’t really watch many games.

    • marcusfitzhugh - Oct 29, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      @skinsfanwill – you have no idea what you’re talking about and know nothing of playoff history.

      The Kings and Lakers met in the playoffs three consecutive years: 2000, 2001, and 2002. The Kings lost all three years. According to your logic, the two teams didn’t have a rivalry.

      That same twisted logic says even though the Bulls and Pistons battled in the playoffs for three consecutive years, 1989, 1990, and 1991, they didn’t have a “rivalry” until the Bulls won in 1991.

      How about the Jordan era Knicks and Bulls? They met in the playoffs in 89, 91, 92, and 93. The Bulls won every time, so according to you, there wasn’t a rivalry during those years. The rivalry didn’t begin until 1994.

    • 5xchamp24 - Oct 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      well then tell me how the eagles and cowboys got a RIVALRY going and the eagles havent won squat. and dont give me that 1960′ championship stuff either, it doesnt count

    • redbaronx - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      @skinsfanwill – By your logic, the Bulls and Knicks or Knicks and the Heat didn’t have a rivalry in the 90’s… That makes people go HMMMMM at your comment!

      Rivalries are about hotly contested series that are played hard and teams really go at it because they’re sick of seeing the other team in their way. And pretty often one team gets the worse end of it! See Yankees vs. Red Sox for example pre 2004!

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