The Chicago Bulls Have Officially Imploded

Published on 29-Jan-2017 by Raoul Duke

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The Chicago Bulls Have Officially Imploded

Things have somehow gotten worse for the Chicago Bulls.

Along with the mediocre basketball, we now have some vigorous in-fighting, which is always a good thing.

Recently, Dwayne Wade and Jimmy Butler -- the two alpha males in the room -- decided to voice their displeasure with the youngsters on the team, suggesting they didn't quite care enough.

Well, that's certainly an approach, although not one that necessarily promotes harmony and good will.

Yep, these two dudes don't seem to think the kids on the roster are invested enough in winning.

If Wade and Butler were trying to motivate them, this probably wasn't the best way to go about it.

In fact, some of these very same kids would like to see Wade practice a bit more in an effort to motivate by actions instead of words.


There were varied reactions to the Wade and Butler theatrics, but the most immediate and brutal came in the form of a Rajon Rondo Instagram post.


My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn't pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn't take days off. My vets didn't care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn't blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn't have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn't change the plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership.

A photo posted by Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) on

As you can see, the noted malcontent Rondo may need a lesson or two in word economy, but dude dropped a few truth bombs amid that salad of verbiage.

In fact, it was more like scorched earth.

In the wake of this nonsense, the Bulls called a desperately needed team meeting that apparently included GM Gar Forman and VP John Paxson.

There you go. All better.

This is clearly not going to end well, but the drama is rather entertaining.