Make no mistake: this one hurt. I thought I was above it all—feeling bad about seeing Rose go down along with their title chances. I thought I was too mature, too refined to ever give myself to this sport where millionaires travel the country to flocks of people who adore them.
But then I began thinking about the big picture:
Is there any guarantee the Bulls will come back the following season and lead the NBA in victories again and reserve home court advantage?