Posts Tagged ‘chris paul’
Posted on Jul 27
As if Venezuela doesn’t have enough problems with food shortages and riots roiling the country in a desperate humanitarian crisis. Now the national basketball team must face a hungry USA Basketball juggernaut in the United Center 8 p.m. Friday.
The USA team’s pre-Olympic exhibition tour officially is known as its Basketball Showcase.
But it’s been a case of the missing …
Posted on Jun 27
It’s Jimmy Butler driving into the lane, passing cross court to Denzel Valentine, who then off the dribble finds a cutting Jerian Grant to the basket for a layup. Or perhaps a pass out to Doug McDermott or Nikola Mirotic for a three.
The Splash Platoon! A lineup that can kill? You know, a Death Lineup.
The Bulls can only …
Posted on Mar 24
Sometimes you can hold your tongue and say the right thing, the political thing, for just so long. And this was just too much for Jimmy Butler, what with the Bulls shockingly uncompetitive 115-107 loss Wednesday to the going nowhere New York Knicks, the Bulls outrebounded a stunning 53-34, giving up 52 percent shooting and 56 percent on threes, trailing …
Posted on Feb 13
The story in some respects Sunday at the first NBA All-Star game played outside the United States is the story of the international sports icon, NBA champion and perennial All-Star who probably is playing in his last NBA All-Star game.
Yes, Kobe Bryant, also.
”Just proud, proud and humbled by everything I’ve been able to accomplish,” Bulls center Pau Gasol …
Posted on Jan 28
The East and Midwest are about being a little tougher, able to endure the elements other perhaps cannot, succeeding over the expectations.
Which in some ways describes Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, whose own story of achievement is remarkable and inspiring along with a full third of the Eastern Conference roster for next month’s Feb. 14 All Star game in Toronto.…
Posted on Jan 21
Jimmy Butler will be an Eastern Conference All Star for the second straight year.
He’ll just have to wait one more week to learn for certain.
The NBA Thursday on the TNT pregame show announced the final fan voting to select the All-Star game starters. Butler finished fourth among Eastern Conference guards as Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a huge late …
Posted on Jan 15
The lead in journalism sums up the story or principal idea, and that one pretty much says it all about the Bulls 24-point comeback and 115-111 overtime victory Thursday over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers.
“It’s as good a performance as I’ve seen,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated as he pretty much said the same thing 10 days ago …
Posted on Jan 14
And here they come spinning out of the final turn and heading down the home stretch in the final days of voting for the NBA All-Star game. The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is on the outside among guards and gaining, but there isn’t much time left.
The fan voting concludes Monday night. Butler, in the last release before the final accounting, …
Posted on Jan 7
Jimmy Butler remained fourth among Eastern Conference guards, but he still has a good chance of being voted a starter in the latest fan All-Star voting returns released Thursday.
Miami’s Dwyane Wade leads the Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin and surely will be one of the starters. The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is second with fewer than half the …
Posted on Dec 25
If the NBA All-Star game were Christmas Day—instead of just so many All-Stars playing on Christmas Day—the East team would start LeBron James, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.
Those players were at the top of the voting with the release Friday of the first …