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Feb 22

Now is as good a time as any for the Bulls to test themselves, coming off Friday’s most one-sided win of the season, 117-89 over the Denver Nuggets for their fifth consecutive win and season-best four games over .500. It’s not only a nice time to get out of Chicago to Miami, but perhaps the best time this season to …

Feb 21

One of the big reasons for the success and popularity of Charles Barkley is he’s such a good sport when he faces personal joking and kidding. Compared to say, Shaquille O’Neal, who seems always wanting to beat up someone. Big guys never can take a joke.

The TNT broadcast crew has a favorite gimmick for Barkley. They give Barkley five …

Feb 15

The NBA All-Star Game is not Joakim Noah’s kind of game.

But not for the reasons you may think.

The Bulls passionate center is not going to dunk backward on the fast break or throw one off the backboard to himself or throw a behind the back full court pass or step aside and let someone show off a bit. …

Feb 5

Benjamin Franklin was one of the great minds in American history, a Founding Father of the country who was a worldwide acclaimed scientist and inventor. He was considered so brilliant that he may even have had Carlos Boozer in mind when he invented the lightning rod.

The lightning rod, of course, was designed to draw the most dangerous flashes and …

Jan 30

Joakim Noah is going back to the NBA All-Star Game again, and this time he may try to remember something about the game.

Not surprisingly, Noah said in a conference call with Chicago reporters after the All-Star reserve selection announcement Thursday, he couldn’t recall much about the last year’s game. He paused a bit and thought. No, still couldn’t.

Probably …

Jan 29

The Bulls will take second billing Wednesday in San Antonio because they are following the best ongoing story in the NBA.

Chicago open its Western Conference road trip against the Spurs on national ESPN following Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City visiting Miami in the faceoff of the top two contenders for league MVP. And it’s Durant edging ahead of LeBron …

Jan 23

Joakim Noah is having the best season in his seven-year NBA career.

He’s averaging 11.7 points and a career-high 11.4 rebounds, one of 10 NBA players averaging a double-double. Plus, he’s averaging 14.4 points and 15 rebounds in 11 games in January.

If not for Kevin Durant, he’d be making a case for player of the month. He’s in the …

Jan 23

Bulls guard Derrick Rose’s selection for the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool was the first step in what could be a two-year process.

But if all goes well, it could ultimately land him on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team which will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“I’m looking forward to getting back on the court this summer and …

Jan 20

Joakim Noah is a big reason why the Bulls have won seven of their last nine games.

And while statistics tell part of the story—Noah has recorded 13.9 points, 14.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.00 blocks and 1.20 steals in 35.8 minutes over his last 10 games—it’s the intangibles that separate him as one of the elite centers in the NBA. …

Jan 11

If you like defense, the rugged kind, bumping up and harassing and switching and helping and rotating and working so hard at it you barely have enough energy left to make a shot, well, there’s a team for you.

Hello, Chicago Bulls.

“You (media) guys are into the aesthetics; I’m into the wins.” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after Friday’s …

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