Posts Tagged ‘ben gordon’
Posted on Mar 15
FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, announced on Sunday that Great Britain’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after being granted automatic qualification.
Bulls forward and Great Britain national team member Luol Deng, via his Twitter account @LuolDeng9, reacted to the news that day, saying, “Got the great news we will …
Posted on Jan 11
It’s difficult to explain Derrick Rose. Which is a good thing, because there’s really never been a basketball player like him. And it was manifest Monday in the United Center during the Bulls 95-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Ronnie Brewer, the hustling guard, was trying to explain. And he was a good one given he delivered the pass of …
Posted on Jan 10
It’s nothing special anymore, Ben Gordon back in the United Center, one of the best shooting guards in franchise history.
“I have a lot of good memories here,” Gordon was saying before Monday’s game. “Even though the fans boo me now.”
Reporters probably miss Gordon as much as any former Bull given he’s always one of the most accessible, friendly …
Posted on Jan 10
The story of Bulls guard Derrick Rose’s inability to get to the free throw line despite how much he attacks the basket and absorbs contact may finally be going away if Chicago’s last three games are any indication.
One night after tying his career high with 10 free throws made at Philadelphia on Jan. 7, Rose made a career-best 15 …
Posted on Dec 27
It was just like old times Sunday in Detroit as the Bulls battled the Pistons to overtime, finally hanging on for a bruising 95-92 victory.
Except it wasn’t exactly Jordan and Isiah and Scottie and Rodman, but Mark Landsberger and Ollie Johnson and Leon Douglas and Ben Poquette.
This one was badly played, badly coached, probably badly written, watched by …
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 Dec 14
Joakim Noah, nursing his own foot and hand ailments, paused and went silent after talking to reporters as Derrick Rose stepped from the shower into the locker room late Monday night after the Bulls had defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-73.
Rose shuffled toward his locker stall, moving cautiously, his right arm hanging limp. Rose, seemingly the fastest man alive, certainly …
Posted on Nov 29
He’s back! Well, not actually since he really never was here.
Carlos Boozer, the Bulls’ major summer free agent acquisition, went through a full practice Monday with the team for the first time in nearly two months, since he broke his hand at the end of the first week of training camp.
So the big question—the only one, really, at …
Posted on Nov 15
The United States sometimes can be a baffling place of mixed messages. We condemn cigarette smoking. Yet, we subsidize tobacco farming. We scream for business incentives, yet watch quietly as the same businesses outsource jobs all over the world to enhance their corporate profits.
And so it is in the NBA as well, and Derrick Rose doesn’t understand or know …
Posted on Nov 6
These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …