Posts Tagged ‘lebron james’
Posted on Oct 26
Nothing is going to be decided Tuesday when the Bulls open the 2015-16 NBA season against their rivals, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
We’ll hear afterward that it’s a long season and it’s about the playoffs and much will change in the next six or seven months. But when you are the Bulls and James has ended your season …
Posted on Oct 26
I was reminded Monday after Bulls practice about Jerry’s mom from the Seinfeld series. She’d heard about “Crazy” Joe Davola not liking Jerry. She’s stunned, in disbelief. “How can anyone not like you!” she exclaims. “Doesn’t like you? How can that be?”
And then there was Derrick Rose Monday concluding another long media session in the Advocate Center and being …
Posted on Oct 1
“One can have a dream, baby, Two can make a dream so real; One can wish upon a star, Two can make a wish come true.
One can stand alone in the dark Two can make a light shine through. It takes two, baby It takes two, Me and you You know it takes two.”
— Marvin Gaye; Songwriters Sylvia …
Posted on Sep 29
Yes, Mrs. Lincoln. But other than that, how did you like the play?
It was a productive first day of Bulls practice Tuesday morning under new coach Fred Hoiberg.
Yes, other than that.
“That” was once again Derrick Rose’s luck turning bad.
Rose sustained, according to a statement released by the Bulls later in the afternoon, a left orbital fracture …
Posted on Sep 29
It felt and sounded a lot like 2010 and 2011 Monday for the Bulls as they began training camp for the new season.
There was a new coach getting his first NBA head coaching opportunity and thrilled about it. There was Taj Gibson talking about his ankle—he said he hopes to play the season opener Oct. 27 against Cleveland–which Gibson …
Posted on Aug 14
Next stop training camp.
And so ends the NBA’s version of sleep away camp as USA Basketball Thursday concluded it’s brief invitational camp for the 2016 Olympics with an All-Star game like dunk fest exhibition won by the “white” team coached by a sedentary Tom Thibodeau, 134-128.
The exceptionally relaxed camp was more like a pre-school playground attendance drill with …
Posted on Aug 12
Derrick Rose may not be going to the Olympics next year, but he may be getting closer to reaching his own olympus, the place where he once ruled in the NBA.
“He looks like the old Derrick to me,” said Rob McClanaghan, Rose’s trainer, at the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas. “Now having that full year (back playing), a …
Posted on Aug 11
There was no formal invitation. Reporters from Chicago and a few from around the country began slowly to encircle USA Basketball assistant coach Tom Thibodeau following the conclusion of Tuesday’s opening session of the three-day mini camp. There were no cheers, but there were no boos. Nor did anyone declare forcefully they had the privilege and distinct honor of presenting …
Posted on Aug 6
The fable that has become Jimmy Butler’s life continues to amaze as the homeless kid who wasn’t even an NBA starter two years ago became an NBA All-Star, a player with a maximum financial contract and now is on the roster for the USA Basketball national team.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thursday the Bulls’ Butler among eight players …
Posted on Jul 30
The man in the middle from Spain…? From Florida?
“It’s not that I see myself starting,” Pau Gasol was saying Thursday during a media conference call from Africa, where he is participating in the NBA’s first ever Africa game. “I’m going to work and earn (my spot). I don’t take anything for granted no matter how well I played or …