Archive for January, 2013

Jan 31

Now that was fun, assuming you were Nate Robinson or Jimmy Butler or Luol Deng and the Bulls Wednesday in a mostly runaway 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

There was the Bulls’ single engine prop aircraft, Nate Robinson, taking off for his first dunk of the season.

“My teammates have been (teasing) me all season, talking about how I’m …

Jan 29

It’s not exactly a crisis. Actually, it’s a pretty good thing for the Bulls as they ponder their 93-85 victory Monday over the Charlotte Bobcats, their seventh win in the last nine, to go to 27-17. But with the emergence of second year man Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls in scoring off the bench with a career high 19 …

Jan 27

There’s some debunking to be done. There’s this popular belief about the Bulls that one of their biggest problems is playing down to inferior opposition, as they supposedly did Saturday in losing 86-73 to the Washington Wizards after wins over the Lakers, Warriors, Celtics, Hawks, Heat and Knicks this month.

“When we play against good teams, we really execute, really …

Jan 26

You want to listen to a man when he’s an All-Star. Because then he’s achieved the respect of his profession with the assumption he embraces the gravity of a situation, the need to express the proper thoughtfulness and solemnity to inquires about performance.

“Kirky Worky, huge for us,” Joakim Noah was enthusing in the Bulls locker room after the Bulls …

Jan 24

Joakim Noah, collegiate champion, iconoclast, innovative wardrobe manager with a career 8.9 scoring average his first two seasons, once suspended by his teammates, anthropology who clearly has evolved and is fond of talking about “swag,” is now an NBA All-Star.

Noah landed his first All-Star appearance and was joined by Luol Deng, making his second All-Star appearance.

Yes, the Bulls …

Jan 24

The NBA, really, features more great plays than any other sport. They’re fun, and, after all, it is a game and games are entertainment. But there are different kinds of great plays. Some are, “Hey, look at me,” great plays,” fabulously acrobatic dunks that leave you gasping in amazement at the sheer individual ability and splendor.

And some are, “Hey, …

Jan 22

It looks like the Bulls are better than the Lakers, which would have been a good thing in 1987 or before the start of this season.

“We have a good team,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after a fun night at the United Center with a howling, stomping, dancing crowd that enjoyed more than a 95-83 win over Kobe, Dwight, …

Jan 20

There are many great mysteries of the world, the latest, of course, the tale of the Notre Dame star linebacker and the make believe girlfriend. Though perhaps that really doesn’t compare to the mysteries of the shroud of Turin, the fate of Amelia Earhart, the Bermuda Triangle and the absence of Joakim Noah the last 23 minutes Saturday in the …

Jan 19

Bulls’ game savers Friday in an unlikely and equally remarkable 100-99 overtime victory in Boston: Marco Belinelli with a falling down 14-footer with 3.1 seconds left in overtime for the winner, Kirk Hinrich with a 15-footer with two seconds left in regulation after Belinelli had the ball poked away from him, that coming after basically all the Celtics had to …

Jan 17

The Bulls should be represented at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 17 in Houston.

The question is by whom.

My guess is it will be Joakim Noah, but it won’t be determined until next week when the Eastern Conference coaches select the All-Star reserves.

The NBA Thursday on TNT announced the starters for the 62nd annual event.

The Eastern …

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