By: Brigita Kancleris
Here in Chicago, we know a thing or two about sports. From the Cubbies winning the World Series to the Hawks defending the Stanley Cup, and who can forget the Bulls in their golden days with Michael Jordan. Let’s not talk about how the Cubs blew their chances, it’s ok. They needed a breather anyway… But now that hockey is starting to pick up, we are finally in basketball season! Well.. preseason.
The Bulls started off their preseason with a team near and dear to my heart, the Indiana Pacers.
(Although, spoiler alert, they did lose to the Bulls–not mad about it)
The entire game was an easy battle for the Bulls, who dominated in the first and second half. But, the Pacers did not give up without a fight. One of their players, Lithuanian icon and soon-to-be legend Domantas Sabonis, #11, played a great game. I’m pretty sure everyone was tired of hearing me scream “GO SABONIS!” Lithuanians, we cheer for our own blood. It was a great game to watch, and an even better spectacle to be part of. There is nothing better than attending a sports event in Chicago, because there is truly nothing like experiencing the game live. Like they say, Chicago fans are absolutely nuts–but they’re also the best. Being at the United Center, I forgot how great of a time live games in Chicago really are. The overpriced but oh-so-worth-it hot dogs and the crazy screaming fans, me included, make Chicago the entire package. I will stand by this statement: Chicago has the best people and the best players. Our preseason started off hot with the Bulls winning and dominating the Pacers (it’s ok Sabonis, there’s always next time) with a score of 104- 89. Thank you Bulls for a fast-paced game, epic court shots, and loud energy. Wishing the Bulls (and Pacers) best of luck, because in the end, it doesn’t matter who wins, as long as it’s not LeBron.