While the Cleveland Cavaliers have a rivalry with the Miami Heat thanks to LeBron James getting into bed with both of them, the divisional rivalries that existed the first time around with LeBron can’t be forgotten, as they to are now being rejuvenated with LeBron back in town.
One of the best rivalries was with the Chicago Bulls, and now that both teams are so much better than they were four years ago, the bad blood between the two is getting richer and richer.
According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times, Rose doesn’t think that the Cavaliers acquiring Kevin Love is a big deal or something that makes the Cavs better than the Bulls.
“For us, I don’t think it will change anything,’’ Rose said last week when asked about the Love rumors, which became reality Thursday when the Cavs and Timberwolves reached a deal. “We know that no matter who we play that we have a legit chance to beat anyone in the league, but we know that it’s not going to be easy at all because guys are getting better.
“You have the guys going to different teams, and it’s going to be tough. But that’s why we’re in the NBA, and that’s why we love this game, for the challenge.’’
Rose is entitled to his opinion, but the Cavaliers are better than the Bulls with LeBron alone, and adding Love to the mix only widens the gap between the Bulls and Cavs for this upcoming season.