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Posted on Mar 2
There are certain numbers in sports you don’t forget.
There’s 100 for basketball, 714, 56 and 60 in baseball, and also 42. Obviously, 23 in the NBA and 99 in hockey. And now 67.5 for the Bulls, which was the historic shooting percentage they gave up Tuesday in a 129-111 loss to the Miami Heat.
It not only was the …
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 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 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 24
There’s a famous book about an alleged patient who had multiple personalities, sometimes self assured, assertive and successful and then the next day listless to the point of being fatigued, anxious and distracted.
It’s called “Sybil,” and not “the Chicago Bulls of 2015-16.”
Because those Bulls in the inaugural national ABC-TV Saturday series, with six losses in eight games and …
Posted on Jan 23
And then Saturday in Cleveland when ABC-TV inaugurates it’s national Saturday night schedule of games the Bulls will face what figures to be a highly motivated LeBron James trying to show that his buddy Tyronn Lue in his first game deserves to be the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wait, it gets worse.
The Bulls, losers of six of …
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 17
It’s not time to write the obituary for Joakim Noah as a Bulls player.
This season likely is over for Noah after he suffered a dislocated shoulder Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls disclosed Saturday Noah was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery. His recovery time is estimated at four …
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 Jan 7
Jimmy Butler remained fourth among Eastern Conference guards, but he still has a good chance of being voted a starter in the latest fan All-Star voting returns released Thursday.
Miami’s Dwyane Wade leads the Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin and surely will be one of the starters. The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is second with fewer than half the …