Archive for the ‘NBA All-Star’ Category

Feb 24

To Bulls fans, Derrick Rose appears to be a super hero. So what if he were really a super hero? What would be his power?

“I’d want to be invisible,” said Rose.

His sneaker company might not think was too good an idea. But that’s what it was like Friday as the NBA All-Stars, with Bulls representatives Rose, Luol Deng …

Feb 23

The NBA’s annual midseason gala is going to have a distinct Bulls tint with Derrick Rose among the Eastern Conference starters, Luol Deng in his first All-Star appearance an Eastern Conference reserve, and Tom Thibodeau coaching the East team.

Joining Thibodeau will be his staff of assistant coaches, Ron Adams, Adrian Griffin, Mike Wilhelm, Ed Pinckney, Rick Brunson and Andy …

Feb 10

Yes, making the All-Star team is good for Luol Deng and good for the Bulls organization.

“I’m really happy,” Deng was telling reporters in the locker room in Charlotte before Friday morning’s pregame shootaround practice. “It’s good to see. I don’t really have the words for it, except I’m really happy.”

But the addition of the Bulls’ eighth year veteran …

Feb 9

Luol Deng is not one to show much emotion or give away too much of himself. After all, this is a man whose childhood was marked by being a refugee and going from wealth in Sudan to poverty in England, which sheltered him and his family.

Deng knows perspective. But if Deng isn’t going to be shouting on the outside, …

Feb 9

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose has already booked his ticket to Orlando for the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend festivities.

His backup, C.J. Watson, hopes to join him as one of six contestants selected to participate in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

“It would definitely be an honor,” said Watson on Thursday. “I’ve had a pretty good season shooting the ball, …

Feb 2

Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team Thursday and second as a starter for the Eastern Conference as one of the most popular players in the NBA.

Rose was the leader among East guard in votes and second on the East team in votes to Dwight Howard. LeBron James was third and Dwyane Wade fourth. Rose will start …

Jan 12

Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.

That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.

I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …

Feb 21

What would it have been like if LeBron James came to the Bulls last summer?

Let me say despite what you may have heard or believe, Derrick Rose did nothing to discourage James. But had he come to Chicago, Rose might have turned into a shooting guard.

Because for much of Sunday’s fairly mundane NBA All-Star game won by the …

Feb 20

Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade, the two Chicago guys, stood side by side Saturday morning near the top of the three point circle, watching the Eastern All-Stars going through some light drills preparing for Sunday’s NBA All-Star game.

Rose laughed as Wade leaned into his ear and said something, Wade’s arm around Rose’s shoulder. Just two contented teammates.

Sure, but …

Feb 19

The Bulls feel like they have skills and can be shooting stars.

But not Saturday night during All-Star weekend.

“It would really hurt if I got all the way to the end and lost,” said Derrick Rose, who finished third in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, one of four contests during the All-Star Saturday night Stupid Human Tricks. “Since I …

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