Posts Tagged ‘kirk hinrich’

Oct 13

We all wondered in 2010 why LeBron James and Dwyane Wade went to Miami with Chris Bosh when they could have come to Chicago to play with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah Luol Deng and Taj Gibson. It seemingly would have been a much better and more complete team than the one in Miami, which had to be rebuilt around them, …

Jun 22

The start of the last season of that old Bulls gang we came to both love and despair over so much probably went something like this message, perhaps more understated, unsaid, if also apparent.

It was that you guys have been in this run for five or six years. You haven’t gotten there. We added a center with a championship …

Apr 13

He was one of the brightest young men to come into the NBA, a star, a player who thrilled the Los Angeles franchise, a man admired by his peers and beloved by fans. And Wednesday night that apparently was the end of a marvelous career.

Yes, it may be the final NBA game for…

Elton Brand?

“Nah, superstars announce their …

Apr 4

If the Bulls are going down for the count in this battle to make the playoffs, at least they are going down fighting.

The Bulls Sunday allowed a 19-point lead get away—16 at halftime—and they let the Milwaukee Bucks get within a point three different times in the fourth quarter. But Aaron Brooks, E’Twaun Moore and Jimmy Butler each time …

Mar 16

The picture of Derrick Rose is like a stereogram. Stand too closely, like examining each day, you’ll miss the image. But step back a bit, take in the entire picture and the image becomes clearer.

Rose Wednesday after Bulls morning practice said he’s hopeful about playing against the Washington Wizards with his hamstring issue healing.

“I feel good,” Rose said. …

Feb 20

But what if; what if Doug McDermott could play like he did Friday in the Bulls’ desperately needed 116-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors? Not that McDermott should routinely score 30 points, which was his career high, including 14 in the fourth quarter when the Raptors narrowed a 12-point fourth quarter Bulls lead to 12. Oh, oh. Not another late …

Feb 19

Plutarch said the true measure of a man is how he bears up under misfortune.

Taj said the bandwagon is empty now, the odds are against you. You have to rally with your brothers because they are all you have. Those are the guys to roll with.

Only one of those great philosopher/observers was talking about the Chicago Bulls after …

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 …

Feb 11

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Wednesday after a discouraging and dispiriting Bulls 113-90 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks that he asked his players to look themselves in the mirror during the coming midseason All-Star game break.

But what happens if there is no reflection?

“It has been a bad, bad stretch of basketball,” Hoiberg admitted of the Bulls 13th …

Feb 9

Did you know the Energizer Bunny was arrested? He was charged with battery. I’d be condescending, but I’m not sure anyone would understand. You have to lose those great memories. You know, when you can cherish the misconceptions you had about someone.

There, now haven’t you smiled a little and forgotten about that brutal Bulls 106-91 Monday loss to the …

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