CHICAGO -- In the end, said Scottie Pippen, the Chicago Bulls simply did not have the players necessary to beat the Miami Heat and compete for the NBA title. And specifically, said the Bulls Hall of Famer, the highest-priced Bulls players could not be counted on.
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.