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Aug 13

The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween night, October 31.

It’s an appropriate kick start to the engine of …

Jul 11

So LeBron James is returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s been long speculated, though few believed it would occur this soon. Though few saw Dwyane Wade’s knees giving out so quickly, as well.

So now the questions come fast:

What will Carmelo Anthony do? Take an offer from the Bulls to start the Greatest Central Division Rivalry of …

May 20

So have the Cavs been paid back enough yet for losing LeBron James?

For the third time in four years, the Cavs Tuesday won the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, and this one is a good one.

No, not as great as projected or predicted before the season. But with the No. 1 pick and a roster that …

May 8

Taj Gibson finished a close second to Jamal Crawford in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting, but he remains the winner with the Bulls.

“You have to congratulate Jamal and for what he’s done throughout his career,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. “But in my opinion, and I’m biased of course, but to me Taj was the Sixth …

Apr 19

It’s a tired cliché to match sports teams with the images of their cities. As blue collar as Chicago likes to consider itself, it’s one of the great finance capitals of the world. And as sophisticated as Washington would like to be, there are as many working peoples’ areas as in Chicago.

Though when the Bulls open the 2014 playoffs …

Apr 19

So did we go another year just for Heat-Spurs II? Or can Oklahoma City finally break through now that they are about to have the league MVP? Or has Houston made the offseason acquisition with Dwight Howard that will be the difference?

As the 2014 NBA Playoffs open Saturday with Brooklyn at Toronto at 11:30 a.m. CT followed by perhaps …

Apr 16

The last night of the NBA season may not be the most exciting, but it may be the most intriguing.

Because it may be more like a John le Carre novel, something of the Season that Came in from the Cold, and not just because it’s finally becoming warmer outside.

The Nets supposedly are easing off with the speculation that …

Apr 15

The first award of the 2014 NBA awards season goes to former Bull Luol Deng.

Deng was named winner of the 2013-14 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. It is voted on by the 175 members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association, similar to the media group that votes for the NBA post season awards. The honor goes to a player, …

Apr 12

The Bulls game in New York Sunday suddenly, and surprisingly, became, at least in theory, a lot easier.

Though it may make the playoffs a bit more difficult.

That’s because the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night defeated the Miami Heat 98-85. And Dwyane Wade played this time. The Atlanta victory eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs with the Hawks clinching the …

Apr 1

The Eastern Conference is certainly getting interesting, which is something no one has much said this season. So let’s take a look at the standings as the NBA heads into the final month of the regular season and fewer than 10 games remaining for most of the teams.

 

“They’ve probably got the best group of versatile big men and

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