Archive for February, 2012

Feb 10

Yes, making the All-Star team is good for Luol Deng and good for the Bulls organization.

“I’m really happy,” Deng was telling reporters in the locker room in Charlotte before Friday morning’s pregame shootaround practice. “It’s good to see. I don’t really have the words for it, except I’m really happy.”

But the addition of the Bulls’ eighth year veteran …

Feb 9

Luol Deng is not one to show much emotion or give away too much of himself. After all, this is a man whose childhood was marked by being a refugee and going from wealth in Sudan to poverty in England, which sheltered him and his family.

Deng knows perspective. But if Deng isn’t going to be shouting on the outside, …

Feb 9

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose has already booked his ticket to Orlando for the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend festivities.

His backup, C.J. Watson, hopes to join him as one of six contestants selected to participate in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

“It would definitely be an honor,” said Watson on Thursday. “I’ve had a pretty good season shooting the ball, …

Feb 9

The New Orleans Hornets Wednesday had actor/comedian Will Ferrell, in the city filming a movie, read the starting lineup introductions with his own little twists.

“At forward, No. 5,” Ferrell began for the Bulls, “he still lives with his mother, Carlos Boozer.

“At forward, No. 9, he collects rare birds and has a pet dolphin named Chachi, Luol Deng.

“At …

Feb 7

The euphoria of winning a Super Bowl certainly doesn’t last long. Some 24 hours after New Jersey was celebrating its Giants, the beloved Nets were blitzed by the Bulls 108-87.

OK, perhaps the locals weren’t that upset, at least the few who actually mistook the Prudential Center in Newark for a competitive venue.

And then there’s my nomination for understatement …

Feb 5

The Bulls Saturday crushed the Milwaukee Bucks 113-90 to become the first team in the league with 20 wins. The Bulls accomplished that, going to 20-6, despite playing the most road games in the NBA and the most games overall, including 10 back to backs and one three in a row. They are effectively tied with Oklahoma City for the …

Feb 3

Derrick Rose could smile this time.

“I finally hit the damn free throw,” Rose was saying in the Bulls locker room after the Bulls escaped with a 105-102 victory over the New York Knicks that Rose made a bit more interesting with one of two free throws with 5.3 seconds left to give the Knicks a last chance for a …

Feb 2

Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team Thursday and second as a starter for the Eastern Conference as one of the most popular players in the NBA.

Rose was the leader among East guard in votes and second on the East team in votes to Dwight Howard. LeBron James was third and Dwyane Wade fourth. Rose will start …

Feb 2

Remember when things were looking pretty darned good for the Bulls? Oh, yeah, Sunday. That was when the Bulls fought the Miami Heat to a virtual standstill without two starters. All Derrick Rose had to do was make his 30th consecutive fourth quarter free throw. Ok, it happens. Miami didn’t seem all that. So that’s all the Bulls have to …

Feb 1

Here’s a look at what some of the pregame was like before the Bulls faced the 76ers:

My favorite was reason No. 676 why Derrick Rose is not your ordinary star. Before the game, legendary 76ers statistician Harvey Pollack stopped by to give Rose one of Pollack’s annual stat reviews, one of the more fun looks at NBA stats. Pollack …

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