The Bulls are once again one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with Derrick Rose back in the mix, despite having some minor injures in his return after basically two years on the shelf. They added Pau Gasol to the fold in the off-season as free agent signing after he spent many years with the Lakers and won two titles. Gasol is more likely to have a shot at a championship in the near future with the Bulls than with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, helping spur his move to the Windy City.
The United Center is no stranger to hosting these Christmas Day games, with an 11-7 record overall on the holiday. The Bulls have had a rough start to their home schedule with a 5-5 record and will see this as a must win on their home floor. It will make for a great Christmas gift for any Bulls fan to see their team compete on the United Center floor. On Christmas Day, it is more than just an average NBA game. It is a memory that can last a lifetime.
To be a part of this special event on the NBA schedule will cost an average ticket price of $284 with get in price for Chicago Bulls tickets on ScoreBig.com for Xmas day at $82 dollars. And with Chicago parking from ParkWhiz.com you can park and get in the stadium for under $100. Well worth it to see two of the premiere franchises in the NBA square off, including sure-fire future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant.
This is an opportunity for the Bulls to show a national audience they are a true contender to win the Eastern Conference and challenge for their first title since Michael Jordan played for the Bulls. The Bulls will look to use their defensive mindset to frustrate a Lakers squad that simply can not match them in talent. It also might be one of the last chances to see one of the NBA greatest players of all time line up against the Bulls. Bryant recently passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. Both the Bulls and Bryant chase a championship in the large shadow of the career of Michael Jordan. This season might be one of the best chances the Bulls have had to do that.