Bull’s beef


Chicago Bull’s three stars.

Garrett Nelson, Reporter

Basketball is a game where team chemistry is a necessity to have success on the court, and the Chicago Bulls have had some rocky relations in the past week.

Roughly a week ago the Chicago Bulls lost a double digit lead in the last few minutes of the game against the Atlanta Hawks. After the game, Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade took to the locker room media to voice their anger with the team’s effort throughout the game.

“If you do not come in… pissed off every game, any game. If If you’re not pissed off that you lost, something is wrong. This is your job. This is what you’re supposed to love to do,” said Bulls star Jimmy Butler.

Wade and Butler were not shy about making sure that they were not talking about each other either, after Butler scoring 40 points and Wade scoring 33 points in the game.

“I can look at Jimmy and say Jimmy is doing his job. I think Jimmy can look at me and say Dwyane is doing his job,” said Dwyane Wade.

Social media blew up after the player’s remarks and the heavy criticism was met with some tough words from other players. Guys like Rajon Rondo were not very happy with the things that were said in the locker room. Rondo responded to Butler and Wade on Instagram with a post bashing on the team’s leadership.

“My vets would never go to the media,” said Rondo, “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.”

Social media also responded to this quote with a large number of people agreeing with Rondo and saying that Butler and Wade need to be better leaders.

There has been some time for the players to cool down, but there was some resentment between them. The players have said that they have made it up between each other. Players have repeatedly told the media that there is no anger between the guys on the team and that the events of last week will not be impacting the way that the team performs on the court.