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Posted on Oct 21
The musical question Thursday after the Bulls closed the preseason with a 97-81 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Omaha may be whether Jimmy will eat world. Devour the basketball world?
Can Jimmy Butler emerge as a big time, prime time, all-world scorer with some clarity, a most beautiful thing that may be necessary with the offensive concerns facing the …
Posted on Apr 1
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, mothers and fathers, fans and doubters, step right up. Come closer, you won’t believe your eyes. Yes, we’ve got ourselves a playoff race here.
It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but there aren’t clowns running around anymore.
“There is a lot more fight out of our guys,” …
Posted on Mar 6
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg after Saturday’s 108-100 victory over the Houston Rockets was considering the team’s effective play in a near end to end victory. Jimmy Butler made a magnificent return with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Pau Gasol continued his savvy efficiency with 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists and Derrick Rose darted and dashed for …
Posted on Feb 18
Look, the Bulls fired Jerry Sloan, after all.
And so probably ends the Bulls career of Kirk Hinrich, as close as any ever have been to the original Mr. Bull, the personification in many ways of what the Bulls represent, from the snort of the mascot to the floor burn.
Kirk Hinrich may not be remembered as the greatest Bulls …
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 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 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 …
Posted on Dec 19
Well, at least the team doesn’t have to worry about the players going out for a late night in New York before Saturday’s game.
Because the Bulls Friday had a late night in Chicago, working overtime without much satisfaction. That’s because in the second four-overtime game in franchise history, the Bulls even with three players scoring at least 30 points …
Posted on Aug 14
Next stop training camp.
And so ends the NBA’s version of sleep away camp as USA Basketball Thursday concluded it’s brief invitational camp for the 2016 Olympics with an All-Star game like dunk fest exhibition won by the “white” team coached by a sedentary Tom Thibodeau, 134-128.
The exceptionally relaxed camp was more like a pre-school playground attendance drill with …
Posted on Aug 6
The fable that has become Jimmy Butler’s life continues to amaze as the homeless kid who wasn’t even an NBA starter two years ago became an NBA All-Star, a player with a maximum financial contract and now is on the roster for the USA Basketball national team.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thursday the Bulls’ Butler among eight players …