2. Chicago Bulls
Derrick Rose is coming out of the wilderness with a vengeance. The Bulls will continue to set the regular season on fire, neck and neck with the Heat in the win column. They play like Spartans (the kind from Greece) on the hardwood, they trust their coach and their defensive schemes to force their opponents into submission. If Rose returns to form, the Bulls will absolutely slaughter most teams. Yeah, the Bulls are going to be a treat for basketball fans (though a pain in the derriere to play four times a year) but they’ll meet their match in the Heat in a contentious Eastern Conference Finals. It’s cool to be able to see the future.