The Chicago Bulls' Tyrus Thomas Is Going Nowhere Fast.

Patrick SchaeferCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2010

PHOENIX - JANUARY 22:  Tyrus Thomas #24 of the Chicago Bulls during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bulls defeated the Suns 115-104.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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      We have heard about all the talent and potential, that Tyrus Thomas has for the past three and a half years. He has shown flashes of brilliance in that span, he has also had many dismal performances. With his talent, if he worked as hard as Joakim Noah, he could be an all-star every year. His problem is in between his ears, his lack of discipline, his immaturity, and his sense of entitlement. His latest fiasco came after, the Bulls loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Tyrus was suspended for one game after spewing profanities at Vinny Del Negro in his office, and heard by players and other coaches outside the office. This is the third disciplinary action by the bulls against Thomas in the past four years. If I did that at my job, I would be escorted off the property, and lose my job. 

    In the Chicago Tribune Lindsey Hunter was quoted saying "As human beings, we all get frustrated," Hunter said. "But you can't act on your frustrations. At some point, you have to grow up and be a man about it. Life is filled with trials and tribulations. If you get frustrated every time you have one, you're going to live a pretty frustrated life. …" Will Tyrus Thomas ever get his head out of his %#%, and grow up? Will he wake up and have an epiphany, that after this year his career is headed down the toilet and his time is running out to prove himself. I hope for fans sake he does and shows what all the hype about him in the past has been about. Back to Lindsey, "He has the potential to be as good as he wants to be. It's up to him to take the initiative to realize what he is, slow himself down, put his game in a box."

     What little trade value Tyrus had, before his latest episode is most likely gone. So the Bulls appear to be stuck with him for the time being. Until Joakim Noah is back and shows he is healthy, I think Thomas will get some playing time, even though he has obviously fallen out of favor. Will he exercise humility, dedication, and hard work, his chances are quickly running out. If he can get his head on straight he could be the next Cedric Benson. He could grow up and realize, he isn't entitled to anything and if he wants to keep playing in the NBA, he is going to have to work his butt off and be a team player and make a huge attitude adjustment.

    Unfortunately he will probably wake up and realize, what could have been, too late. He has a dream job, and his attitude suggests, he is just a spoiled brat, taking everything for granted, while thousands of people would love to have the opportunity that he has been given. If only we could be so lucky. Poor Tyrus, everyone is picking on him(sarcasm). It's just sad, that's the best way to describe it! What do you think?