It wasn’t Kirk Hinrich’s first time filling in for an injured Derrick Rose, but it was his most impressive.
Aside from the fanfare and emotional outpouring from the Cavaliers fans welcoming back LeBron James, the four-time MVP didn’t have a good evening at his return home on Thursday
LeBron James said that as long as the Bulls are healthy, they could compete for a championship.
Playing at Madison Square Garden and hosting LeBron James and his latest assembled “Big Three,” that’s how the Bulls were slated to begin their promising season.
Tom Thibodeau knows defending LeBron James and the rest of the talented Cavaliers group is a five-man job, but having their best perimeter defender back in the fold sure would make things easier.