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Feb 9

There is a curious dichotomy about Salt Lake City like few places in the U.S. It is known as the base of the Mormon religion, and there doesn’t seem a more wholesome place. There’s a lovely outdoor ice skating rink in the middle of the pristine downtown where couples young and old, hand in hand, glide along to classic ballads. …

Feb 3

That was like Michael Jordan for Derrick Rose Wednesday in the Bulls 106-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

I know, I know. No one is supposed to do that. No comparisons to Jordan. Not fair. And, anyway, Jordan never missed a shot in his career and showed every fan to their seat and popped the corn before every game …

Feb 2

A long road trip, like the Bulls begin in Los Angeles Wednesday, can be a turning point for an NBA team because you hear it’s a terrific advantage for team bonding. Players can get spend more time together and continue to develop their team continuity.

That is unless they lose. Because then it will be more important to be home …

Dec 31

When the Bulls were 45
It was very good year
It was a year for MVP point guards
Who did all they would
So that Booz and the others could
Time to start coming alive
When they were 45

I assume Frank Sinatra, the great singer from New Jersey, is rolling around in his grave after that one.

Well, maybe …

Dec 31

After the New Jersey Nets realized they weren’t getting any of the so-called “big three” of last summer’s free agency bonanza, they quickly set their sights on other players, including Carlos Boozer.

Of course, Boozer ultimately decided to sign a five-year deal with the Bulls. And though he missed the team’s first 15 games of the season with a broken …

Dec 23

You hear all the time about the ugliness in the nation’s capital, the recalcitrant Congress, the political attacks on the White House, the Bulls/Wizards game.

“A win is a win no matter what,” said Derrick Rose.  “They are a good team and we still came here and got a win.”

The Wizards are not a good team, now 7-20, though …

Dec 19

Well, that didn’t go so well.

No, not Derrick Rose missing the second of two free throws with 0.8 left Saturday that enabled the Los Angeles Clippers in Vinny Del Negro’s return to escape with a 100-99 win over the Bulls and end the Bulls’ seven-game winning streak.

“I thought I was going to hit them,” Rose said quietly after …

Dec 17

Vinny Del Negro can’t say he’s been looking forward to Saturday when his Los Angeles Clippers come to the United Center to face the Bulls in Del Negro’s first return since being fired as Bulls coach.

“I don’t know,” Del Negro said when I caught up with him the other day on his team’s road trip, haltingly, about coming back, …

Dec 15

The Bulls Tuesday left the United States for a game with the Toronto Raptors with a winning streak and a potential All Star center.

They come back after defeating the Raptors Wednesday 110-93 with a seventh straight victory, but no starting center.

Customs may have gotten tougher.

That’s because the Bulls announced as soon as Wednesday’s game ended that potential

Dec 1

The big intrigue around the Bulls Wednesday with the Orlando Magic here is whether big time free agent All-Star Carlos Boozer will make his long awaited debut after suffering a broken hand in training camp.

It’s been left up to Boozer with perhaps a 50/50 chance he starts, though as I wrote Tuesday I might be a little more cautious …

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