Originally Posted by methusala
Why on earth would you fear the Heat, let alone any team.
Respect their talent levels? Sure. But fear?
The day you fear someone is the day you should stop showing up. Guarantee there is not a single player on the Bulls, or any player in the NBA that fears another team. Only respect.
I'm not saying I don't think we can beat the Heat. They're the one team aside from LA that we could go into a series with and the fan in me would not be expecting the win(as we stand today). Of course alot of that can change once the season starts, just my opinion right now on going up against LBJ and Wade. I may be a bit of a homer here but going into a series against a Boston or Orlando, as is, I would go in there expecting to win if this team lives up to my expectations.
It's not up to me to beat the Heat, so I don't see what my confidence has to do with how the team will do or show up. I would certainly hope none of our PLAYERS fear the Heat on that side of it I definitely agree with you. But I'm just someone who watches the game and hopes for the best, I have no control over anything.