Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category
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 …
Posted on Apr 5
In some respects, Artis Gilmore was going to be Derrick Rose, the man who would erase memories of recent failures and carry the Bulls to their championship aspirations.
It didn’t happen because, really, the best of Artis had passed in the American Basketball Association, where he was that league’s version of Wilt. Like when Gilmore came up with 28 points …
Posted on Feb 10
Sometimes you have an epiphany, and Jerry Sloan apparently had one Wednesday night when his Utah Jazz were losing to the Bulls.
Jerry realized the inmates had taken over the asylum, and this time the guards weren’t going to do anything about it. Deron Williams, so it seems from the reports of internal friction with Sloan, got the biggest coaching …
Posted on Dec 24
Bulls and Knicks, Christmas Day in Madison Square Garden. Yes, that’s a rivalry.
No, the Knicks and Celtics are not a rivalry, as the Knicks wanted to make it a week ago or so when they played Boston and Paul Pierce laughed about it. The Bulls and Knicks, yes, that’s a rivalry.
The nation’s No. 1 city, at least in …
Posted on Nov 10
Quintin Dailey, the Bulls’ No. 1 draft pick in 1982–seventh overall in the NBA draft and a vivid reminder of the worst of times in Bulls’ history–died at 49 in his sleep earlier this week in his Las Vegas home of heart disease.
We hadn’t heard much from Dailey for the last decade or so, which was a good thing …
Posted on Nov 1
It was a difficult day Monday for the Portland Trail Blazers coming into Chicago to play the Bulls. They received the news late Sunday that team legend and assistant coach Maurice Lucas had died of cancer.
Hearing Lucas’ name always brings a smile to the faces of many around the NBA for his tough guy, enforcer image that defined the …
Posted on Aug 13
LeBron James, given his size and remarkable all-around abilities, has been compared to Bulls legend Scottie Pippen before. The parallels became even stronger with James’ decision to join Dwyane Wade in Miami, creating a Jordan and Pippen-like combination in some minds.
But Pippen’s former teammate, Dennis Rodman, swiftly dismissed that notion on Thursday following an autograph session at the Naismith …
Posted on Apr 5
Following the official announcement on Monday afternoon that Scottie Pippen will become a member of basketball’s Hall of Fame this fall, the Bulls legend will join more than 70,000 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the NCAA championship game as this year’s installment of March Madness comes to an end.
The game pits the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils against the …