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03-13-2013, 04:51 PM
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Bulls in 5. The Bulls match up pretty favourably with the Heat. Jordan is the best player of all time, and putting 96 Jordan against 13 Wade would be a huge mismatch. Jordan's competitiveness would ensure that he played to the best of his abilities in order to crush Lebron (see the ESPN 50th birthday article) so we know the Bulls are going to be near their best. I don't know if any team can match the perimeter defence displayed by the 96 Bulls when Jordan, Pippen and Harper were all buzzing.

Offensively Pippen is a poor man's Lebron, but defensively he is quite comparable. I do not think that anyone in the NBA today can match up with Lebron defensively as well as Pippen could. Having an elite post player in Rodman for help adds tremendously. As has been said, Rodman would make Bosh cry. There is no reason to think that Rodman wouldn't absolutely dominate the boards to a ridiculous degree against this Heat team. Kukoc singlehandedly makes the Bulls bench much better than the Heat's, even with the battalion of crap forwards that Chicago used to throw out. Jackson over Spoelstra is the biggest mismatch in the series, and once again it benefits the Bulls.

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