Believing is enough for Bulls

Chicago overcoming excuses, despair with confidence that anything is possible

Updated: May 7, 2013, 8:35 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

It's the best of sports, when the games turn into something more closely resembling crusades. And that's what the playoffs have become now for the Chicago Bulls, a referendum on toughness and resourcefulness and, yes, manhood. It's become one improbable, inexplicable victory after another, with Joakim Noah's foot, Nate Robinson's lip, Kirk Hinrich's calf, even Luol Deng's spine and, always, Derrick Rose's knee.

A season that originally promised absolutely nothing great has grown ...

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