Posts Tagged ‘kobe bryant’
Posted on 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…
“Nah, superstars announce their …
Posted on Feb 22
It’s easy to conclude it was just the woebegone Lakers whom the Bulls defeated impressively Sunday, a 126-115 victory mostly overshadowed by Kobe Bryant’s final game in Chicago. The Lakers are 11-46 and just trying to get all of this over.
So perhaps the Bulls shooting 55.7 percent and 13 of 19 on threes with 30 assists is merely the …
Posted on Feb 22
The Bulls 126-115 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Lakers was the undercard of the main event, the Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour marking Bryant’s final game in Chicago.
With a Bulls victory and Bryant playing as well as he has this season with a team best 22 points and a third quarter sequence of four straight basket on baseline fadeaway …
Posted on Feb 15
So if you think the Bulls defense has been bad….
Consider that the best defender on the floor Sunday night in the annual NBA All Star game probably was the Bulls’ Pau Gasol, shooting four of the seven total free throws taken in the game and second in rebounds per minute in the abomination 196-173 Western Conference victory.
The total …
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 Feb 13
Jimmy Butler didn’t quite articulate it as such when he met reporters Friday afternoon at the All-Star weekend annual media session. But he seemed to provide something of a road map to the team’s season of potholes.
And no one is to blame, even if it seems like it’s a flat tire without a spare.
It’s the irresistible force and …
Posted on Jan 29
Perhaps the big question Thursday in the Bulls comfortable 114-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers was whether they finally stumbled upon something that could make them the team they’ve sought to be. Or just whether they encountered a bad team that’s just been stumbling along.
“I think we played extremely well, played together, rebounded the ball well,” said Jimmy …
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 …