Byline: Sam Smith
CHICAGO _ The NBA, to inject more life into what is becoming a tedious All-Star weekend, is considering a format change to match a team of NBA All-Stars from both conferences against the streaking, young Bulls.
Perhaps not, but it would be entertaining. After all, who would have thought that nearly midway through the season the Bulls would have the same number of losses as the co-preseason favorite Minnesota Timberwolves? Or that the Houston Rockets with Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady would have the same number of losses as the Bulls with Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler? Or that the Bulls' record would be good enough to lead the Atlantic Division?
So, why couldn't the Bulls have their first All-Star since 1998 in Kirk Hinrich?