Entering the Eastern Conference Finals the Chicago Bulls were poised to prove 60+ years of NBA precedent erroneous by defying conventional wisdom and winning a title.
They would win despite not having a shooting guard that averages double figures in scoring, which no team has done in the last 40 years.
They would win despite having a rookie head coach, which has never happened.
They would win despite being led by a 22-year-old player, even though the playoffs have always favored veteran and experienced teams.
They would win despite having a shoot first point guard, which has rarely ever occurred.
They would also win despite having no other "superstar" caliber second option, which is also a rarity.
The Bulls fans deserve credit for believing in their team and supporting their team, as it took the league by storm in the regular season by winning 62 games. But the fact of the matter is, many Bulls fans simply got too excited about the Bulls' success in the regular season and drank too much of the Derrick Rose MVP Kool-Aid, even though he had never even won a playoff series prior to this year.
In fact, there were many Bulls fans and writers, even on this site, who believed that the Bulls 3-0 record against the Miami Heat was likened to already winning a playoff series against the Heat. It turns out, the regular season and playoffs ARE different after all.
Here are the seven pre-playoff beliefs about the Chicago Bulls that proved to be inaccurate.