Archive | November, 2011

Christmas has come early

It’s not officially official. It still has to be ratified by the owners and players. It is, as David Stern pointed out, “subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations.” But a tentative agreement has been reached to end the cursed 149-day lockout and begin a 48-game season on December 25. By the way, the proposed […]

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Welcome to Nuclear Winter

What a mess. What a crazy, dysfunctional, ridiculous mess. The 2011-2012 NBA season has been nuked. Blown all to hell because a bunch of rich people couldn’t agree how to carve up a big old money pie. As ESPN’s Marc Stein reported: As a labor standoff spanning nearly five months plunged into chaos, NBA commissioner […]

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Two games down…

Overview: Tonight would have been special. Last night would have been entertaining too. They both probably would have been really fantastic games. Last night would have been the defending champions against a title contender, an old guard against an up-and-coming squad, a former MVP against the reigning MVP, Ian Mahinmi versus Omer Asik, and most […]

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Derrick Rose in the running for another award

Unfortunately, D-Rose wasn’t able to start defending his MVP against the Dallas Mavericks last night, but he’s still in the running for another major honor: Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award. As K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been nominated as a finalist for Sports Illustrated’s prestigious Sportsman of the […]

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Chicago’s front office: Still workin’

Did you know that, in an alternate reality, the Bulls were supposed to open the 2011-12 season today? Only, instead of facing off against the reigning league champions in Dallas, the Bulls players are doing, well, who knows what? According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the ongoing NBA lockout hasn’t meant extra chillax […]

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