Chicago Bulls Major Player in the Eastern Conference Again

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So the Chicago Bulls didn’t get LeBron James. Or Dwyane Wade. Or later, Carmelo Anthony.

It doesn’t seem to matter.

Sitting pretty atop the NBA’s Central division at 12-8 heading into Friday’s huge 8 p.m. match-up with the Los Angeles Lakers at United Center, the Bulls should be right in the thick of things for the Eastern Conference championship despite not landing one of the biggest names in basketball in the off-season or via trade.

Let’s take a look at some things to like about Chicago:

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A Renewed Milwaukee Bucks-Chicago Bulls RIVALRY this Season

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Tomorrow, NBA teams will open training camps and begin practicing; meaning we can now officially state that the new season is here, and with it the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks enter a new level of competition in their natural rivalry, as they are expected to jockey for the top spot in the Central for the first time in over 20 years.

Wisconsin and Illinois sports fans have no problem gushing about their hate for the other state’s teams. After all, half the fun of being a sports fan is rooting against a rival team as much as you pull for your favorite.

The yearly Green Bay PackersChicago Bears clash (coincidentally tonight, you might have heard a thing or two abot it) will always dominate headlines and interest regardless of both teams’ success, and the Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs fighting for fourth place (at best) bragging rights in the NL Central.

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