Last night the Chicago Bulls played the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors at the United Center and drew the worst crowd of the year.
Announced attendance: 14,775
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) December 10, 2019
The Bulls are off to a terrible start in the 2019-2020 NBA Season sitting at 8 wins and 17 losses. The young talent that has been acquired through trade and drafting has regressed and the product is honestly hard to watch. It seems Bulls fans have finally had enough and have not been showing up to the U.C to support the franchise.
Not to beat a dead horse but this is the smallest crowd to see a Bulls game at the United Center in 15 years! pic.twitter.com/aD7uLvIrry
— George Ofman (@georgeofman) December 10, 2019
It’s the same old thing time and time again with the Bulls front office making excuses and failing expectations. Gar Forman, John Paxson, and Head Coach Jim Boylen all spewed from the mouth this offseason and during training camp that the Bulls goal was to get into the playoffs. Is it impossible for the Bulls to make the playoffs this year? No, I guess it isn’t. Though, it doesn’t look likely.
Reports came out from The Athletic that John Paxson supports Head Coach Jim Boylen and loves his “tough love attitude” but the Bulls players do not enjoy playing for him. Where is the disconnect here? GarPax built this roster to succeed, not to have a certified High School coach run them into the ground. That’s exactly what has happened thus far.
I have always prided myself on being that “die-hard” fan. This September my podcasting partner and good friend Juice and I went to the United Center for an open Bulls practice and tour of the United Center. It was truly a great time where we were able to meet players and talk to Gar Forman and Jim Boylen about the current state of the Bulls. We were sucked in and bought an eleven game flex–plan. I now regret this decision.
According to basketball reference, tonight's attendance at the Chicago Bulls game is the smallest crowd since 2004.
Hey Jerry Reinsdorf……..
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) December 10, 2019
I bought in once again because my over the top fandom got the best of me. After this year, no more of that will be happening. I hope this is a wake-up call to Jerry and Michael Reinsdorf. This is the HOUSE THAT MICHAEL JORDAN BUILT. Within the inner city, basketball is absolutely massive. Yet, you let these two clowns keep running your organization into the ground by hiring yes-men consistently. The one guy who had any balls to stand up to these two goons was fired after having a successful run here. Of course, I am speaking about Tom Thibodeau.
I do not want to see my favorite franchise fail. I hate the fact I have to write like this. The only reason I do it is that there are people like me out there that have had enough and it’s evident through the attendance problem this year. Maybe someone close to you will see this, maybe even you will see this. Wake up. You are losing fans with the same blind loyalty to your staff that I show to your franchise. The difference between us? I have finally woken up. We will not be renewing our tickets next year and I will not attend another Bulls game that I haven’t already paid for. If you’ve lost me? Damn, dude. Get ready for a crazy reality check. I can show you the start of it, now hurry up and so something to fix it.
Bulls ranks for attendance percentage:
This is probably the only way to get the Reinsdorfs to fire GarPax.
— Tankathon.com (@tankathon) December 9, 2019
Want to know the crazy part? A lot of fans were excited about the young roster that was put together this year. They know the talent is/was there. But you let GarPax and Jimbo The Clown run us out of the United Center.
— Scottie Piffen (@stayhumble) December 10, 2019