IMO, bulls in the bible, represent the Egyptian bovine god Apis, of the religion which the Children of Israel brought with them in their exodus from Egypt. Moses established Israel to fulfill God’s everlasting gospel promise to Abraham, but once Moses was gone, Israelites replaced the faith of Abraham with the old pagan practices of Egypt.
The Chicago Bulls have proved to be surprising contenders with a team of former castoffs who have played brilliantly together. In the East, only the Nets have a better record than the Bulls, despite playing without Kyrie Irving so far this season.
The Chicago Bulls’ resurgent season was interrupted last week when a coronavirus outbreak sent 10 of their players into the league’s health protocols and the N.B.A. postponed two of their games.
But the Bulls have brought that old, warm prideful feeling back. At this point I imagine many Bulls fans are like me: more than content to root for a team that is talented and trying hard while debating whether to risk seeing them live during the pandemic. And, well, all things being Covid, maybe this feeling is no fluke.
Bonded and determined, it seems there’s nothing these Next Gen Bulls can’t do or be. “To me, the ceiling is the finals,” former NBA tough guy Matt Barnes said on NBA Today. On his podcast ex-sharpshooter JJ Redick compared this year’s Bulls to last year’s Suns. Just to be clear: no Bulls fan is ready to go all the way here just yet.