Collapse could have lasting impact

Weird things happen after losses, and it could get really weird with a 76ers' upset

Updated: May 3, 2012, 7:00 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- It is not likely to spark any great shock should the Chicago Bulls end up succumbing to the Philadelphia 76ers in their first-round series and fade out of these NBA playoffs.

Nationally, the news cycle might not even last 24 hours for the team that lost its franchise player to a devastating knee injury in Game 1, then was defeated with a guy named C.J. Watson taking his place. And even locally as some people actually dumped their playoff tickets and other more sane ...

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