Posts Tagged ‘carmelo anthony’
Posted on Apr 14
Let’s see how these NBA playoffs are about to set up for the Bulls: They’re currently the No. 4 seed, which would mean a first round series hosting the Brooklyn Nets, though the Nets still could fall behind Washington to No. 6. Then the Bulls would play Washington, but the Bulls still could move up ahead of Toronto to No. …
Posted on Apr 12
The Bulls game in New York Sunday suddenly, and surprisingly, became, at least in theory, a lot easier.
Though it may make the playoffs a bit more difficult.
That’s because the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night defeated the Miami Heat 98-85. And Dwyane Wade played this time. The Atlanta victory eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs with the Hawks clinching the …
Posted on Mar 8
Carmelo Anthony is not going anywhere as a free agent this summer. That’s because next summer LeBron James is going to join him in New York.
Yes, the heck with leading stories four months in advance of free agency. I’m going with 16 months. After all, it’s then easier for everyone to forget if you get it wrong.
Sources who …
Posted on Mar 3
We don’t expect Joakim Noah to say it like Derrick Rose did a few years back, though there was nothing wrong with that. But why can’t Joakim Noah be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player?
Which is what we all thought when Rose said so before the 2010-11 NBA season.
C’mon, are you serious?
But as the Bulls were preparing to …
Posted on Mar 2
Talk about your New York minute.
It’s been said as the time between the light turning green and a New Yorker blowing the car horn. It’s lately been the time between when an NBA game starts and the Knicks contemplating the postgame meal.
It was the time Sunday in the Bulls’ eventual 109-90 victory that Joakim Noah had three assists …
Posted on Feb 21
One of the big reasons for the success and popularity of Charles Barkley is he’s such a good sport when he faces personal joking and kidding. Compared to say, Shaquille O’Neal, who seems always wanting to beat up someone. Big guys never can take a joke.
The TNT broadcast crew has a favorite gimmick for Barkley. They give Barkley five …
Posted on Feb 17
It was the highest ever scoring NBA All-Star Game, a 163-155 dunk-a-thon in New Orleans Sunday won by the Eastern Conference.
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving was named MVP with 31 points and 14 assists, while Carmelo Anthony made a record eight three-pointers and scored 30 points as the East rallied from an 18-point third quarter deficit. Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin …
Posted on Feb 15
The NBA All-Star Game is not Joakim Noah’s kind of game.
But not for the reasons you may think.
The Bulls passionate center is not going to dunk backward on the fast break or throw one off the backboard to himself or throw a behind the back full court pass or step aside and let someone show off a bit. …
Posted on Feb 15
There is a secret to the Bulls’ success, however limited it still remains, and Joakim Noah gave it away Friday.
His Bulls, and they have become his this season as much as ever–if there is such a thing, anyway, in a team game–with Derrick Rose out and Luol Deng traded as they have continued to surprise and impress going into …
Posted on Feb 14
It was one of the great rides of my life, and it was in a Chicago taxi. It was just about 30 years ago and I spent the day with one of the great Chicago athletes of all time, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who not only was one of the great pioneers of the NBA as one of its first black …