Paul Sullivan: As the Lakers close in on the NBA title, the Bulls brain trust plots a return to relevance

CHICAGO — Jimmy Butler won’t get a ring this season despite a herculean effort to get the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals.When push came to shove in the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the Los Angeles Lakers proved the talent gap between the teams was too great for the Heat to overcome.And it wasn’t LeBron James who made the difference.It was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, with a 3-pointer and layup that stretched a two-point lead to seven with two minutes left, and former Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo — one of three “Alphas” along with Butler and Dwyane Wade on …

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