I found myself at a conundrum yesterday as I watched the Chicago Bulls knock off the Miami Heat yesterday.
A lifelong fan of the New York Knicks, I’m torn. In the 1990s, the Bulls, who featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant et al, demolished the Knickerbockers at every opportunity. I would be flabbergasted if I were to support the new Bulls team, led by Kirk Heinrich, Ben Gordon and Luol Deng.
My question: Should I root for the Bulls? On one hand, I’d be supporting a good team in my adopted city. I would allow myself to watch them on TV (and maybe make arrangements to, gasp, watch the games with others). I may even attend a game or two.
On the other hand, I’d feel like a turncoat. I can’t imagine my veins, which have always pumped orange and blue, to start pumping the Bulls’ red and white.
Perhaps I should take donations online for an NBA On-Demand subscription. Any takers?