Wednesday , Jan , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

The Chicago Bulls Have Problems, Big Problems

It’s a good point. There is no such thing as objectivity. There has never been an objective reporter because people are subjective. You try to be as fair as you can. It’s always why I counsel players that they’ll get the benefit of the doubt if they cooperate with reporters. (If they ever ask. Oh, that’s right, they don’t.) It’s only natural. With Thomas, I was tough on him in columns last season, less because of the way he treated me than the way I saw him treat others. Perhaps it’s none of my business, but like in the presidential campaigns, character matters. I tend to like an argument or discussion, but feel if I make my point no matter what someone else does, we move on from there. It’s difficult for most people, I know. It’s impossible to feel the same way about someone who treats you poorly or you have a poor view of — especially compared with say, a Magic Johnson, who may have been the most cooperative, friendly, accommodating athlete ever. But perhaps that’s also part of the deal. Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.