Posts Tagged ‘carmelo anthony’
Posted on Dec 15
It’s been 203 days since that discouraging, draining May 26 night in the United Center. But now: They’re back!
The Bulls Friday again play NBA basketball, the first of two preseason games before the opening of the labor-shortened, 66-game season Christmas Day against the Lakers. The Bulls Friday visit the Indiana Pacers, whom they defeated in a rugged five game …
Posted on Dec 9
When the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers was revealed Thursday, the first thing I thought about was Bowie Kuhn in 1976 invoking the Best Interests of Baseball clause to stop the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Finley from selling his stars Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, …
Posted on May 16
They’re supposed to come up with nicknames for games like this, the Bulls stunningly impressive 103-82 Eastern Conference finals Game 1 rout Sunday of the Miami Heat.
Sunday Night Smackdown!
May 15 Massacre!
It’s Cryin’ Time Again for Miami!
“We took it on the chin tonight,” acknowledged Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. “Virtually all the effort areas, obviously, the glass, second‑chance …
Posted on Apr 13
I’m not making any comparisons with the championship Bulls of the 90’s or making any predictions for this Bulls team, which Tuesday beat the New York Knicks 103-90 and now at 61-20 is tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the NBA.
“When guys play like we did in the second half, we are a hard …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Mar 12
Saturday the Bulls celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first NBA championship with a reunion ceremony for the players from that team.
On Friday, these 2011 Bulls took a page out of the book of their champion ancestors in a 94-76 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.
“We tried to take their confidence five minutes into the third quarter,” said Derrick …
Posted on Feb 24
Breakfast doesn’t look as enriching as it might have been for the Bulls.
It doesn’t seem like the coffee will be very good: No Brewer.
There’ll be no TV show from Dallas. No. J.R.
And if there was no one to be a Parker.
There’ll be no Lee and no Ellington and no Thornton and basically no change …
Posted on Feb 24
When the Bulls and Heat met at the United Center on Jan. 15, the teams were without two of their stars in LeBron James (sprained ankle) and Joakim Noah (thumb).
That simply set the stage for the game’s two Chicago natives, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade, to engage in a memorable shootout that saw Rose’s Bulls edge out Wade’s Heat, …
Posted on Feb 23
Yes, there was the game with the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, which marked the return after missing 30 games (22-8) of Joakim Noah. There was the trade Tuesday of James Johnson, who went to Toronto and saw his former teammates in Toronto. There’s been the ongoing trade talk for perhaps a shooting guard, though it didn’t seem likely late Wednesday that …
Posted on Feb 22
Here comes Joakim back to play Wednesday, and here comes the Miami Heat Thursday to the United Center, as the unofficial post All-Star break stretch drive begins Tuesday in the NBA. If the playoffs started today, it would be Bulls and–uh oh–Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks?
Yes, the much anticipated and too much discussed trade finally is expected to be finalized Tuesday …