It's like the Red Sox, even though the other teams in the city had won it doesn't feel the same as going 108 years without a title. They say that when the White Sox won it the city wasn't feeling it because they did it before the Cubs.It's similar, but they had the Jordan era Bulls and the Blackhawks have been stellar as well. Plus the Bears in the 80s.
I wouldn't ever say that the Chicago sports world was long suffering. Only if you didn't care about any other sport by baseball. Or that was their favorite team.
Not taking anything from 'em. I'm happy they won. The right mind guiding a team's future can do great things.
*looks forlornly at Pelicans*