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MVP's season-ending injury a reason for Chicagoans to wallow in self-pity

Updated: April 29, 2012, 11:20 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

It was the 26th of December, and the Chicago Bulls, who had just played Christmas Day, were about to tip off their second game in two days. Richard Hamilton, the veteran guard who had come to the Bulls to be the final piece of a championship puzzle, told me to listen up.

This season, Hamilton said, was going to be like no other. Teams would need to be more patient than ever before; players would, too. They were about to put their bodies through hell. Not just the three games in three nights, ...

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