We’ve already told you that Dick Stockton is the bane of Chicago’s existence. Multiple times. And we still mean it even after living through Blago.
Thursday night, Dick was at it again, behind the microphone for the Bulls’ game against the Heat. And once again, it did not work out well for Chicago.
After a crazy Bulls rally to tie the game, Kirk Hinrich stole Miami’s inbounds pass with 4.7 seconds left to set up the Bulls for, at the very worst, overtime. And thanks to the NBA’s ridiculous rule that you get to inbound the ball in the frontcourt after a timeout (and people wonder why people hate the NBA — reason 193), a winning shot seemed much more likely.
But the Heat intercepted Thabo Sefalosha’s inbounds pass with 3.5 left on the clock to set up their own play at the other end of the floor.
That play was rather simple. Shawn Marion got the inbounds pass from Dwyane Wade and blew past, er, no one, for a game-winning dunk with a second remaining.
Just another soul-crushing loss. Bravo, Mr. Stockton. Bravo.