Posts Tagged ‘chris paul’
Posted on Feb 9
The New Orleans Hornets Wednesday had actor/comedian Will Ferrell, in the city filming a movie, read the starting lineup introductions with his own little twists.
“At forward, No. 5,” Ferrell began for the Bulls, “he still lives with his mother, Carlos Boozer.
“At forward, No. 9, he collects rare birds and has a pet dolphin named Chachi, Luol Deng.
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Jan 17
One of the fun stories of the NBA season could be a game show: Are you smarter than an NBA general manager?
Based on the results of the annual general manager’s survey released on NBA.com Tuesday, the answer may be yes.
These guys get these things wrong all the time, although one may argue that an opinion cannot be wrong, …
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Jan 2
The Bulls’ 104-64 annihilation of the Memphis Grizzlies was wonderful for the Bulls in their home opener, but worse than anyone can imagine for Memphis, and perhaps legions of music lovers worldwide.
Elvis has to be dead. Because he had to be rolling over in his grave about this one.
“Embarrassing and humiliating,” lamented Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins.
Though it …
Posted on Jan 1
We don’t really celebrate the calendar year in the NBA because of the fall-through-spring season. But as we start 2012 with the Bulls much delayed home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, here’s a look at the top 20 Bulls events of 2011.
1. Derrick Rose wins MVP: Individual awards are not what any season is about. But 2011 was …
Posted on Dec 31
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likened it to heavyweights exchanging gasp inducing blows. Joakim Noah called it one of the best performances he’s ever participated in. Luol Deng marveled it was the Derrick Rose show.
Rose? With “MVP, MVP” chants raining down on him despite it being the Los Angeles Clippers home opener Friday and a mostly spectacular game from Blake …
Posted on Dec 24
The NBA generally tries to set the premier Christmas Day game matchups as possible Finals previews. So, predictably, the Miami Heat play the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and the Bulls play the Los Angeles Lakers.
And how delicious would that encore be once again after 20 years when the Bulls won their first NBA championship in Los Angeles in 1991.…
Posted on Dec 10
The Bulls Friday finally opened training camp for the 2010-11 season, two months late because of the NBA labor dispute but still with the same questions hanging over the team as when it walked off the court in the United Center last spring after the conference finals loss to the Miami Heat.
Can the Bulls acquire more shooting, just a …
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, …