Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category
Posted on May 25
Flynn Robinson was one of the most popular players early in Bulls’ history and one of the team’s most prolific and exciting scorers, holding the Bulls’ playoff scoring record for 18 years until it was broken by Michael Jordan in 1986.
But Robinson’s trade to the Milwaukee Bucks, as unpopular as it was Nov. 22, 1968, put in place the …
Posted on Apr 28
That’s why you keep coming back to the NBA.
For days like Saturday when the Bulls and Brooklyn Nets gave basketball a gift, a fabulous, breathtaking, wondrous and thrilling 142-134 Bulls triple overtime victory.
Perhaps not so wonderful for the shocked Nets, who gave up a 14-point lead with less than three minutes left in regulation and head home for …
Posted on Mar 2
First you see Joakim Noah leaping and pivoting and retreating in rhythm, light on his feet and long on his extension. And then you see others in costume ducking and wincing and running.
No, it’s not another of those shuffle dances that have become so popular around the NBA and with people without purpose.
It’s really Jo’s Block Party, one …
Posted on Jun 29
It’s going to be a good day Saturday in Chicago for Bulls legend Chet Walker to be surrounded by some of the greatest players in the history of the NBA.
In fact, they are Chet’s all time starting five of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain.
Though Walker, who will be enshrined in the Naismith …
Posted on Jun 1
Orlando Woolridge was “O,” both in uniform number and in exclamations.
There was the big O in “wOw” in seeing the talent that led Notre Dame to its greatest basketball era ever, and the astounding “Oh my gosh” dunks that had the Bulls 1981 No. 1 draft pick competing in the first two NBA dunk contests with Julius Erving, Michal …
Posted on Feb 17
Derrick Rose has missed more games this season than in his previous three seasons combined, and he’ll probably miss his 10th game Saturday when the Bulls host the New Jersey Nets.
Richard Hamilton, who was expected to take the offensive pressure off Rose, has played in just 11 of the 32 games.
Yet, the Bulls are in the top 10 …
Posted on Jan 30
Derrick Rose had a warning for the Washington Wizards Monday after the Bulls’ heartbreaking Sunday loss to the Miami Heat and Rose’s late missed free throws.
“It just makes me hungrier,” Rose said. “Where tonight I’m going to try to go crazy.”
Rose said he got encouragement from friends as the team left for Washington.
“I know if I get …
Posted on Jan 28
It’s national TV; last season’s Eastern Conference finalists; the team with the best record in the conference, the Bulls; against the team most expect to win the NBA title, the Miami Heat.
It doesn’t get any bigger than Sunday in Miami for a regular season NBA game, and if the coaches don’t care to acknowledge that and the Bulls are …
Posted on Dec 21
History is most difficult to recognize when you are watching it occur. You sort of have the idea you may be seeing something special, but you never can fully grasp the significance, from Abraham Lincoln’s words to Babe Ruth’s deeds.
After all, you figure, if you are there it is just life. But as it’s been said, the biography of …
Posted on Apr 15
Bulls/Pacers hasn’t exactly been one of the great NBA rivalries, especially since the teams have met just once in the playoffs, the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals.
Of course, it might have been something if the Pacers had drafted Michael Jordan, which they should have.
They hate being reminded about that, though only a bit more than when they passed on …