Oct 7, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) drives to the basket during the first quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls' Derrick Rose Has To Rain On The Heat's Parade

“Derrick Rose only scored 13 points in his return! So much for the comeback!”

Let’s not be quick to jump to conclusions here. If you’re a LeBron James fan, it’s only natural to criticize Rose, regardless of his performance. There’s no denying, however, that he came back gloriously and looked like his explosive self out there. The Bulls are limiting his minutes, but by the time the opener comes against the Miami Heat, Rose will be ready to go.

Get ready, Heat fans. Rose is about to rock your world.

Why the unnecessary hatred of Rose? Well first of all, he interrupted James’s MVP seasons with the 2011 award. Additionally, he is one of the NBA’s best point guards, and his team is capable of taking down the Heat. It may be humdrum talk, now that you’re hearing so many times. The reason this has come up over and over again, however, is because it is a harsh and cold reality.

The fact of the matter is that the Miami Heat have won the NBA championship for back-to-back years. Is this enough? Obviously to the Heat and their fans, this isn’t. To the rest of the NBA, however, LeBron needs to be stopped. Some may argue that the Indiana Pacers should be the ones to do it, but I think that it’s up to Rose and his roster of All-Stars to get the job done.

Anyone happen to catch Rose’s return commercial? There were plenty of them, but one of them really stood out to me.

This describes Rose’s situation perfectly. The Heat are living in a world where only they are the dominant power in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls, with a healthy Rose, are a a legitimate threat to the King’s Throne.

Of course, Rose won’t be able to get back into the flow of things for a while, but once he does, the Chicago Bulls are going to be an inexorable force. If Rose hadn’t been injured these past couple of postseasons, there’s no telling what could happen. As you all may recall, the Bulls finished ahead of the Miami Heat during both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. This only shows that they are capable of grabbing that number one spot.

The first year that the Heat were in contention, they defeated the Bulls in the conference finals. Now that Chicago has some experience, however, they may just be able to pull off an upset. It would be nice for LeBron to win his third title, but from the rest of the NBA, we don’t want that to happen.

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