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Posted on Dec 25
Not that it was a sad Christmas morning for Derrick Rose, but he said there was nothing under the tree in his Bulls hotel room before Sunday’s game against the Lakers.
“The only gift I actually got,” said Rose, who got his early holiday present with his new Bulls contract last week, “my girlfriend gave me a painting of Malcolm …
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 23
The long delayed NBA season finally begins Sunday, Christmas Day, and for the first time in more than a decade, Bulls fans are excited, really excited.
David Axelrod will concur. David’s been busy these days with his main job, chief strategist for President Obama’s re-election campaign after serving two years in the White House as the president’s senior advisor. But …
Posted on Dec 6
The Bulls are a potential championship team for the 2011-12 season.
But they’ll be fortunate to win 50 games.
And maybe not that many early in a brutal stretch of 30 games in 50 nights, the Frightening Fifty days.
It will include seven of the first nine on the road, 19 games in January and a nine games in 12 …
Posted on May 23
I probably shouldn’t write this column for a few reasons. One is I cannot say just about all the words I’d like to in order to make my point, though that’s also probably the point of writing it in, anyway.
The day off between Games 3 and 4 in Miami Monday was a lot less interesting to most of the …
Posted on Apr 2
It sounds like one of those April Fool’s jokes.
You know, telling people there are two weeks left in the NBA season and with Joakim Noah out yet again, this time missing his 33rd game with a sprained ankle, with Carlos Boozer having a pair of such sprains himself and missing eight games to add to the 15 in …
Posted on Mar 23
Let’s get this straight. Wasn’t Thibodeau supposed to be the defensive guru?
But there the high scoring Bulls go again Tuesday, this time with a 114-81 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks. On the road in the second of a back to back no less against a fifth seeded, a playoff team. It was the Bulls second straight win by more …
Posted on Feb 21
What would it have been like if LeBron James came to the Bulls last summer?
Let me say despite what you may have heard or believe, Derrick Rose did nothing to discourage James. But had he come to Chicago, Rose might have turned into a shooting guard.
Because for much of Sunday’s fairly mundane NBA All-Star game won by the …
Posted on Feb 3
The coaches in the Eastern Conference pretty much decided Derrick Rose is carrying the Bulls and no member of the Boston Celtics deserves league MVP consideration.
At least that is one way to interpret the results for All-Star reserves announced Thursday with four Celtics being voted by the coaches to the All-Star team, while Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng were …
Posted on Jan 27
So now what about Booz?
Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.
Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …