Nate Robinson is the king of irrational confidence. Watching that game made me a fan of the Bulls, on the real. Adversity, injuries, and all of that, it’s the craziest thing.
Their best player has been out all yet with a knee injury.
Their leader has been playing the entire playoffs with a case of plantar fasciitis.
Their all star small forward has been out the last three games because of the flu and a severe reaction to the SPINAL TAP he got while checking for spinal meningitis.
Their starting point guard is out for the rest of the playoffs because of a calf injury.
So, who’s left?
A bunch of guys that believe.
A 5 foot 7 inch point guard who thinks he’s better than everyone on the court. A starting shooting guard who has been a cast off on multiple teams, hasn’t played much throughout the year, but has come up big in the past two games.
And then there’s Jimmy Butler.
If you haven’t read about his story and how he came up, it’s worth a google. But Jimmy Butler has played every minute of every game since halftime of game 5. It’s an amazing run where he’s been defensively matched up with Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James.
And he held the MVP in check.
All while the irrationally confident short point guard keeps hitting shots.
“God blessed me with a lot of heart and not a lot of height. I’ll take that any day.”
I don’t know how far the Bulls will go in the playoffs, but they have gained my respect. It’s an amazing run and it has been fun to watch. Hopefully, it continues on.