Posts Tagged ‘michael jordan’
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 4
E’Twaun Moore has got to be some kind of super hero, at least the way he played Wednesday in the Bulls 107-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
First, there was ‘Twaun to the rescue with Jimmy Butler missing his first game of the season with a sore knee, Moore scoring 13 of his career high 24 points in the first …
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 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 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 …
Posted on Jan 3
Jimmy Butler was absolutely, positively, impressively Jordanesque Sunday when he carried the Bulls with a franchise record 40 second half points to a 115-113 comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors.
I’ll get to later all the statistics and records that usually come first in these summations.
Those of us who saw Jordan from the early days through six championships don’t …
Posted on Dec 21
This past weekend was the first time in a long time I thought the Bulls sounded, if not looked, like a championship team. Jimmy Butler complaining about the coach, the media heating up about locker room drama and discord, sources disclosing internal discomfort, the whole thing about to implode!
Reminds me of when Scottie Pippen on that road trip in …
Posted on Dec 6
The journey of a thousand miles, the proverb goes, begins with a single step. For the Bulls, it too often begins with an empty gas tank.
“I didn’t think we started the game the way we needed to,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was saying late Saturday after the Bulls 102-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. “We dug ourselves a hole, …
Posted on Oct 31
On Halloween eve in Auburn Hills Friday, the Bulls and Detroit Pistons dressed in very clever costumes that made them look like the greatest athletes in the world. It was a heck of a disguise.
“We came out lackadaisical,” said Jimmy Butler. “Can’t happen. Not in this league. Every team, especially on the road, you are going to get their …
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 …