Chicago Bulls Aiming for Top Overall Seed

by April 13, 2011

The Spurs don’t seem to be too worried about it, and Chicago is more than happy to try and overtake them in the standings. reports: “It was like that in the grand old 90’s for the Bulls as those teams never took their foot off the accelerator. They won six of their last seven in 1991, 11 of their last 13 in 1992, 12 of their last 14 in 1996, 14 of 18 in 1997 and 16 of 19 in 1998. Phil Jackson rarely held them back, the point being you establish some sort of dominance, you don’t play out of fear but confidence. You go into the playoffs feeling emboldened and self assured. It’s like the tough kids coming to the playground, like what Tiger Woods used to be, that feeling you projected of invincibility even without playing those guys. That’s the way the Bulls are approaching the close of the season, and I think it’s the right way to go. Let everyone keeping watching the scores and wonder, ‘Who are those guys?’ The Celtics are resting players basically because it seems they almost need an escape from the pressures of the game. The Lakers are flummoxed and faltering. The Spurs seem to be trying to avoid a Lakers’ matchup, so they even took a pass on going for the best record. They seem like they’re saying they’ll worry if they get there. The Bulls seem to be saying they’re going for it every day. ‘It means something special,’ said [Joakim] Noah. ‘It’s definitely something we want. But we realize the bigger picture. For us, it’s all about improvement and our next opponent.'”