Archive for the ‘Inside the Locker Room’ Category
Posted on Jan 8
The Bulls may be getting a new patch to place on their uniforms, a picture of an M1 Abrams inside a circle with that diagonal line running top left to bottom right.
That’s correct: No tanking!
“Whatever your circumstances are, make the best of those circumstances,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said at the end of yet another draining day for …
Posted on Jan 7
It’s a sad day for Bulls fans.
Yes, plenty of them wanted Luol Deng traded once Derrick Rose was hurt and out for the season with the possibility of a championship lost, Deng a free agent and possibly leaving after the season for a better contract or weather. Plenty of fans wanted a shot at a young player in the …
Posted on Jan 5
Watch out. Here they come?
“Look at the East. Anything is possible,” said Taj Gibson, who started for the injured Carlos Boozer Saturday in the Bulls’ 91-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. “You get a three game winning streak, four and you’re in the hunt for a good playoff seed. It’s all about getting hot at the right time.”
Posted on Jan 3
There are certain rules of life to live by. You don’t take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same day. You don’t learn when your lips are moving. You don’t play pool with someone with their own cue, you don’t eat at a place called, “Mom’s.” And you don’t make Mike Dunleavy mad.
“Sometimes you’ve got to let …
Posted on Jan 1
The Bulls Tuesday, appropriately enough, closed out a year that wasn’t the least bit Rosy.
They did so in a lamentable 85-79 loss to the Toronto Raptors in which they once again failed in the end because they had so much difficulty making shots and offensive plays, finishing strong at the basket and producing any open court, easy baskets. Basically …
Posted on Dec 31
The Memphis Grizzlies are the Bulls’ kind of Western Conference team. They don’t score much or shoot well and can’t make threes. They like to run down the clock until they have to force up a contested shot, but they’re willing to give you a shot of another sort. Yeah, they can play those guys.
And the Bulls did Monday, …
Posted on Dec 29
So how bad was it for the Bulls Saturday at the United Center in a 105-83 loss to the Dallas Mavericks?
It was so bad Vince Carter deserved to have a nickname again and Shawn Marion deserved credit.
The two oldest Mavs with a combined 29 years in the NBA and working on near career low seasons and their Social …
Posted on Dec 25
Practice! Yes, Tom Thibodeau was talking about practice after the Bulls ruined the Brooklyn Nets’ Christmas Day with an inspiring 95-78 victory and perhaps the birth of a new attitude.
Yes, Thibodeau was talking about the game in which Taj Gibson was dominant with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks back in his native Brooklyn, Jimmy Butler had 15 …
Posted on Dec 22
What’s the word for that again? You know. When guys are happy, six of them scoring in double figures, when you have a season-high shooting percentage, a whopping edge in rebounding and a high number of assists? You know what I mean, when you score more points than the other team? Oh, c’mon, what’s that again?
Oh, right. Thanks. A …
Posted on Dec 20
There’s ice and there’s electrical stim and there’s massage and there’s ultrasound and there’s heat and manual therapy and soft tissue and joint work and muscle relaxation and all the conventional remedies for treating injuries.
But now with Jimmy Butler Thursday on crutches after a sprained ankle during the 107-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Luol Deng in a …