Chicago Bulls: Magic Johnson
With all the moves being made in NBA Free Agency the Top 4 teams in the East are: 1. Bulls 2. Cavs 3. Pacers 4. Wizards— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2014
The Bulls lost out on Carmelo Anthony, who elected to re-sign with the New York Knicks, but they did land former Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, who tweeted Saturday that he will join the Bulls.
NBA Fans: With the Bulls picking up Pau Gasol & a healthy Derrick Rose they will be much better offensively this season.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2014
Pau Gasol will make the Bulls players better with his scoring and passing ability.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2014
For some, the natural instinct last June was to slap an asterisk on the Miami Heat's NBA championship. After all, it came in a lockout-shortened 66-game campaign, plus LeBron James and company didn't defeat one of the league's traditional glamour franchises -- namely, the Los Angeles Lakers -- in the Finals. In fact, at one point they were in a 2-1 hole against the Roy Hibbert-led Indiana Pacers, and were also pushed to the brink of elimination by the ancient Boston Celtics (an ill-timed injury to Chris Bosh didn't help in either regard). Their 16-7 record along the way to the title ranked just 40th out of the NBA's 63 all-time champions.
By most measures, then, the 2012 Heat were hardly among the most dominating title-winners in league history. Yet, at the same time, they might have been right up there with the most talented champs ever.