Report: Bulls open next season at Heat on Oct. 29
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org July 24, 2013 7:56PM
Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer (5) reacts after an offensive foul was called on Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Updated: July 25, 2013 12:04AM
Joakim Noah’s hate-hate relationship with the Miami Heat isn’t about to improve anytime soon.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Bulls will be in Miami for the 2013-14 regular-season opener, meaning they will get to watch the Heat receive its 2013 championship rings and decorate the AmericanAirlines Arena rafters with a new banner.
Noah labeled the Heat “Hollywood as hell’’ after the Bulls lost in the 2011 Eastern Conference finals. It isn’t like relations are about to get better by witnessing another crowning on Oct. 29.
Bigger picture? That also means that Derrick Rose won’t have the luxury of being eased back into the regular season, with the MVP expected to play his first real game since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in the first round of the 2012 playoffs.
Bulls-Heat has turned into one of the bigger rivalries in the East, and maybe the entire NBA, with the Heat having the upper hand, eliminating the Bulls from the postseason in two of the last three seasons.
Tensions hit a high point during the Bulls’ 4-1 second-round playoff loss this past season when Nazr Mohammed was ejected for shoving LeBron James to the ground during Game 3.