Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category

Aug 21

I received this email from a reader, Cameron Watkins, Thursday and it proved I was correct to learn recently how to operate email. Enough with Derrick Rose for a few days; he really is doing well, by the way.

“I’m ignoring all stories Derrick Rose for the time being,” the email read. “So I was looking around on basketball-reference and …

Feb 14

It was one of the great rides of my life, and it was in a Chicago taxi. It was just about 30 years ago and I spent the day with one of the great Chicago athletes of all time, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who not only was one of the great pioneers of the NBA as one of its first black …

Jan 29

The Bulls will take second billing Wednesday in San Antonio because they are following the best ongoing story in the NBA.

Chicago open its Western Conference road trip against the Spurs on national ESPN following Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City visiting Miami in the faceoff of the top two contenders for league MVP. And it’s Durant edging ahead of LeBron …

Jan 4

Will the Bulls be looking at immortality Saturday when they play the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center? Will the Bulls be defending the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA, Kyle Korver?

It’s certainly a debatable issue given the various criteria to rate shooting in the NBA.

But no one can claim what Kyle Korver can. Korver has …

Nov 26

The Bulls were putting all the pieces in place around the kid. They added some youth, and they had veterans and hoped the way they meshed around the kid could enable them to make a big jump in the standings.

The season began well, but then, shockingly, he was badly injured and gone from the team. So what could you …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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