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Jul 18

It’s been a steady, if unlikely, climb for Jimmy Butler, one scratch-your-head, is-that-really-Jimmy-Butler moment to the next from a college basketball scholarship to first round pick, if barely, to NBA All-Star, maximum contract and now an Olympian.

NBA champion?

Butler wasn’t quite ready to declare that as USA Basketball Monday opened its training camp for the 2016 Olympics in Rio …

Jul 11

Here’s the truth: You never really know someone until you live with them, and even then it’s not always clear sometimes.

We’re mythmakers in the media, and I’ve been guilty as well, telling stories, revealing intimacies about heroes and villains, drawing that word picture that takes you inside to how they really are. Except it’s merely a snapshot of time …

Jul 11

Cristiano Felicio knows something about having to fill big shoes.

He’s hoping to help the Bulls do so this season with the free agency departures of Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol, and he took a big step in that direction Sunday with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and making all eight of his field goal attempts in leading …

Jul 7

The Bulls have a chance to be much improved, and what’s wrong with that?

That Thursday was the message from General Manager Gar Forman, who spoke to reporters at the Advocate Center following Rajon Rondo’s introduction as the Bulls’ new point guard. Forman was not permitted comment by league rule about Dwyane Wade, who is expected to sign soon with …

Mar 30

When the Bulls showed up Tuesday in Indianapolis, it seemed like a funeral and they’d be in a casket. The four consecutive losses dropped them below .500, they’d suffered humiliating blowout losses to non contending teams, and the obituary was being written.

And then they sat up and declared, “We ain’t dead yet!”

That was with Jimmy Butler’s 10 footer …

Mar 22

The Bulls Monday were mostly awful against the Sacramento Kings.

Which was actually the good news. Other than, of course, the Bulls’ 109-102 victory, their third straight.

“We played well for about six minutes tonight,” agreed Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “Thankfully, it was the last six minutes of the game.”

That was a wonderful stretch, a 19-7 close to the …

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 …

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, …

Dec 25

If the NBA All-Star game were Christmas Day—instead of just so many All-Stars playing on Christmas Day—the East team would start LeBron James, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

Those players were at the top of the voting with the release Friday of the first …

Oct 4

Happy Birthday, Derrick.

And it should be a happy one Sunday, No, 27, for Rose and for Bulls fans, as well

No, there probably won’t be any candles.

That’s because Rose’s eyes are sensitive to light following his surgery last week for an orbital fracture.

But there’s still a light shining on the Bulls’ future and Rose because Rose’s recovery …

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