The Chicago Bulls host the Miami Heat tonight – in any other professional sports league, Dwayne Wade, a 3-time NBA champion, 12-time All-Star who spent his entire career in Miami before his move to Chicago in the offseason, would be a lock for narrative street’s cover boy of the day. The first time he hosted his former squad, he lit up the United Center scoring 28 with 3 assists, 3 boards, a steal and 2 blocks. DWade is certainly riding down narrative street with us tonight, but he’s riding shotgun – his backcourt mate is driving, Rondo earned a starting nod for the All-Narrative Team with his performance this week! If you missed it – check out what Rondo dished out on IG this week…
My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn’t pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn’t take days off. My vets didn’t care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn’t blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn’t have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn’t change the plan because it didn’t work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can’t win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I’m not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don’t deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it’s the leadership.
This is one of the more wild rides down narrative street we’ve seen and we’re not really sure where to take it to be honest … rumor has it that no one showed up for the Bulls shoot around this morning for 90 minutes, Rondo eventually made an appearance, but no Wade or Butler.
Apparently they met, hugged, smoked a hookah and there are “no issues” – we’re not buying
Wade: “We met today. Grown men talking to grown men. We had dialogue with the whole team…Winning cures all. I have no issues with Rondo.”
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 27, 2017
Rondo, Butler and Wade with the double narrative all have to be on your radar – boom or bust in the Windy city tonight!
If it wasn’t for the nuclear meltdown in Chicago, we’d be talking about the Cavs approaching meltdown in Cleveland. The 3-game losing skid has LeBron asking for help and we knew it was only a matter of time before Tristan Thompson’s girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian started making her presence felt in the locker room. In the last week, TT has told Khloe’s ex Lamar Odom to “Back Off!” & “baby crazy” Khloe is crying about TT’s relationship with his son, Prince’s mother.
Our favorite, under the radar, narrative play of the day may be Melo. Carmelo, the topic of ongoing trade rumors, has owned MKG & the Hornets.
Melo dropped 68 DK points on the Hornets earlier this year, he also set the Knicks record with a 62 real-life point performance vs the Hornets in 2014. He went off for 62 with 13 boards and totaled 82.8 DK points. At a depressed price of only $7,200 – where hitching our ride with Melo tonight. If the eye-popping chart above doesn’t get you excited enough, Melo also has the #AllStarSnub narrative pushing him tonight!
Speaking of All-Star snubs, several to keep an eye on tonight. The Undefeated has a great run-down with their “All-Star Snub Team” – two guys that could be sneaky are the guards in the island hammer game, Mike Conley and Dame could put on a show tonight in response to getting snubbed.
Several other revenge games round out the 10-game Friday night slate in the Association.
Jeff Green (Magic @ Celtics)
Ty Lawson (Kings @ Pacers)
Zach Randolph (Grizzlies @ Blazers)
Dwayne Wade (Bulls vs Heat)
No Birthdays on today’s slate. Potential #hangover games for Gerald Green, Montrezl Harrell and the 40-year old Dunker, Vince Carter.
As always, let us know what we missed @nbanarratives — thank you!