How would you rather see your favorite team’s season end? That’s not a fun question to answer this early, I know, but after last night’s debacles, I think it’s more than fair. So let’s debate.

On one hand, you have the Bulls, who lost their best player, then lost their best defensive player, dropped a couple of winnable games because they were feeling sorry for themselves, then won a game to reignite hope, then (fast forward) made a great third quarter comeback and had a chance to ice the game with two free throws — which were only being shot by this poor-shooting player thanks to a horrible game decision, so let’s add that part to the pile — only to miss both, then have the other team rush down the court, get fouled and hit two free throws to win the game. That is one of the world’s longest run-on sentences, but the time it takes you to read it is just about as long as it took for things to go from “Yay! Game 7 in Chicago!” to “Great. Now we’re one of the teams on the One Seed Lost to an Eight Seed graphic.” It sucked.

On the other hand, you have whatever happened to the Hawks.

In the space of eight game seconds, Hawks fans had to endure a possibly blown call as their superstar drives to the hoop, a huddle where one of their best players isn’t paying attention, another is throwing his hands up in frustration and their coach is scribbling things and no one has any idea what he’s talking about. Then, somehow, that mystery play actually works, but their returning savior bricks one of the two free throws he needed to make to tie the game. The Bulls loss was bad enough that I got several tweets eulogizing me and/or making sure I was still alive, but I’m still wondering if this Hawks ending is worse. Every emotion imaginable had to be going through Hawks fans’ minds during this. I can’t speak from firsthand experience, but that must have sucked just as much.

As much as basketball is the best, sometimes it is just the worst. Ugh.

Comments (11)

  1. Two Bulls related thoughts I tweeted last night,
    1. Its only fitting that the season ended in the slowest way possible.
    2. Its good the Bulls lost because they were just getting depressing, they were like that dog that has gone blind and deaf and pees around the house and just refuses to die. The Sixers were that family that waited too long to put them to sleep. When they finally did, everyone was secretly grateful.

    As for the Hawks it was a bad two nights for anyone named Smith, wasn’t it?

    • Obviously I am biased, because I love the Bulls with all my heart and I’m devastated with how this season turned out, but I think the Bulls’ situation was worse, because we literally HAD that game in hand. It just sucked so badly I am without words to describe how much it sucked. Just the worst.

    • I feel sorry for you grandma if thats how you feel about old family members. Bulls should have beat this team 4- or 4-2 w/o rose, noah, or deng. Sixers that bad.

  2. Hawks fan here – yes it was absolutely brutal to watch. The questionable officiating at the end didn’t help of course, but the blame lies with the team. It is a huge bummer to watch a team with so much raw talent lose because they have no structure, focus, intensity, whatever you want to call it…Nevermind the no-calls at the end of the game, that ~20 foot fadeaway by Josh near the end was the worst moment of my 2011-2012 Hawks season.

  3. The 76ers fouled CJ, not Asik. CJ should I been shooting those free throws. Not that that would have helped. Even Derrick Rose would have missed them. Sad day.

  4. Kinda wish Iggy woulda done the finger guns just to put a little more salt in the wound haha.

    In all seriousness though, it was best to see the bulls finally be put out of their misery. This way the fans can cling on to the false hope of “if only we were healthy”, and not have to face the harsh and cold reality that LeBron James inevitably would have put on their asses…

    • I call bullshite. You have no idea if James was going to be hurt or not, no idea if they can even beat pacers. You don’t know. so how can you say that? can you predict future?no, then shut the F** up.

  5. Rondo gets so much love in the playoffs. He can beat up everyone and fould whoever and even wear a dumb jacket and threaten people w/o any problems. NBA gives him a free pass for some reason…

  6. Depends, Bulls made their own bed (deserved it), but hawks was more out of their control. I iwould be more upset about doing right thing (drawing foul) and not getting called for it. Bulls hurts more for me since I’m a bulls fan.

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