So...here's a fascinating potential sub-plot of the NBA playoffs this season:
The Bulls are the Number 1 seed in the East and look like the favorite to make the Finals. the Lakers are the defending champs and look like they have a very good shot to make the Finals. Should this happen it means two things are in play:
1. Phil Jackson, coach of the Lakers, is going for his second three-peat with the Lakers. He had two three-peats with a previous team: the Chicago Bulls.
2. Kobe Bryant is going for his second three-peat, which would put him in the same place, championship-wise, as the man whose legacy he has been chasing his entire career: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls.
So the upstart Bulls, behind Derrick Rose, a.k.a. "The Best Thing to Happen to Chicago Basketball Since Michael Jordan" may find themselves defending the team's legacy against the current defending champions in a couple weeks. That would be kind of awesome.