Around half way into this season, I’d seen enough and declared that Chicago’s problems stemmed largely from giving Derek Rose 32 minutes a game:

While it’s terribly sad to say, the fact is that nothing even remotely close to ‘MVP Derek Rose’, let alone ‘competent starting point guard Derek Rose’ is ever coming back. Just ask Penny Hardaway. While it’s not all Rose’s fault, the sooner they move him aside – and get cranking with Jimmytime – the better the team will be. 


If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of my 36 years it’s that no matter how confident you are, nothing and nobody  is a “Sure Thing”. Whatever the situation, placing unashamed confidence in an outcome you have no control over will eventually see the worth of your opinion taken down a peg or two: