“Should Kevin Durant join Derrick Rose on Chicago Bulls next season for a shot at their first championship?”(March 2013 Article)


The 2012-2013 NBA season is nearly over with the playoffs yet to come, and people are already jumping at the chance to predict who will win the NBA championships for next season. With less than three months away from this year’s playoffs and finals, fans and dictators are watching, sitting on the edge of their seats biting their fingernails as the teams battle it out on the court to see who will be crowned the champions. Love it or hate it, one of the top teams in the NBA, the Miami Heat, have a pretty good chance of winning another championship for the second consecutive year. Taking into consideration that the Miami Heat has an all-star team; Ray Allen, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and Mike Miller, their chances of being NBA champions the next season are a relatively high possibility, we could be seeing a repeat.

One might wonder, but what does this have to do with Kevin Durant joining Derrick Rose on Chicago Bulls in 2014 for their first championship ring? Is this a joke? Hypothetically? As we know, the winner of the championship team comes down to which team is better. Which team plays their heart out the most the current season, who really wants it and worked harder for the win. However, most of the times NBA fans talks comes to the point when they discuss who deserves the title of being an NBA Champions and who really should have the ring. Rather it’s a player first, or if a team has several rings Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose combined are two people one might say deserve to get their first NBA title and Championship ring.

With Derrick Rose returning from his ACL injury that knocked him out of this season, he is coming back with a vengeance. Indefinitely, he will be back next season. In contrast Kevin Durant, who made it to the finals last season against the Miami Heat, wants it as badly as he does. Furthermore, if he fails this season it would be the sixth season with no championship for Durant. So why not? The Bulls haven’t won a championship since 1997–98 with Michael Jordan. Or haven’t won even with the six times MVP Derrick Rose era beginning in 2008. Why can’t the force of Rose and Durant really happen? Is it a crime for the energy of Rose and Durant as teammates to be imagined and even brought to life? As we all know, there are many great players in the League that haven’t received their first ring yet but are trying hard to. Everybody has their time, and in some rare cases the stars have left a team and won their first ring. In 2007-08 season Kevin Garnet got traded to the Boston Celtics and won his first ring and the team’s 17th NBA Championship. Another example is Shaquille O’Neal who became a free agent in 95–96 NBA season then joined with the Los Angeles Lakers, and in 2000 won three consecutive championships and received his first Championship rings. Last but not least, in 2010 LeBron James got traded to the Miami Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a year later in the 2011–12 season he won his first ring. Sometimes there are those selective players that we all know have the potential to win a championship, who just need that extra push. Or in this case, maybe a different team to get the championship that they really want under their belt.

Who would be better players than Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant to be on the same team together and get a shot at getting the ring? Both twenty five years of age, birthdays only one month apart, and same year. Still fresh young star players. Two opposite positions, Rose (Point Guard) and Durant (Forward) that would possibly work great together on the same team. Two players that fans and everyone know have worked hard for a championship, but just haven’t made it yet. Or in retrospect, it could be reversed for Rose going to the Oklahoma City. But the love that Derrick Rose gets from his hometown and team would be doubled and embraced by welcoming Durant. Wouldn’t that be a sight to see? The opening of the 2013-14 season with Derrick Rose back from his injury. Along, with Kevin Durant on the same team. Both young and determined to get their first ring and win a championship with their team. I guess those who think this could ever happen will wait. While those who wouldn’t want to see it won’t. And the rest can just imagine…

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