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Repelled by the Raptors

Let me be frank: When your opponent shoots over 54 percent and (according to the game recap) sets a new franchise high for points scored, chances are you didn’t win the ballgame. And the Bulls did not, dropping a 134-129 overtime decision to the Raptors in Toronto. It’s called “a hand in the face,” guys. […]

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Shaq on Brad Miller

One of the great constants of Shaq’s career — right up there with his habit of giving himself nicknames — has been an ongoing reluctance to say nice things about other big men. This is mostly because Shaq sees himself as “the CEO of centers in this league” and, as the reigning shogun, “the rest of the […]

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Big Macs and boos

Editor’s note: This is a cross-post of an expose my buddy Evil Ted did for Basketbawful. Not something I normally do, but after hearing Captain Kirk get freaking booed after a critical win, I felt people should know…the truth. Last night in Chicago, the Bulls managed to beat the Pistons 99–91, a critical win that […]

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Pasting the Pistons

Talk about a battle of the walking wounded. The Bulls, already without Luol Deng (stress fracture), lost the services of Derrick Rose, who bruised his right wrist during a blown dunk attempt over Washington’s Oleksiy Pecherov right before halftime of Chicago’s win over the Wizards on Monday night. It was the first missed game of […]

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YouTube of the Week: Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon has been the Bulls’ leading scorer for the past five seasons. That also happens to be the same number of seasons that Gordon’s been in the league. But despite that fact, nobody knows yet whether he’s even going to be in Chicago next season…and opinion is pretty firmly divided on whether or not […]

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Word of the Day: Earthball

Earthball (urth’-bahl) noun. An awkward, graceless jump shot that defies standard ball rotation by spinning sideways, much like the planet Earth. This shooting method was more than likely devised by Joakim Noah. As inventions go, the Earthball ranks right up there with dog sweaters, pay toilets and the electric fork. Usage example: Earthballs are ugly […]

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So, what’s up with Luol, anyway?

The Bulls released a statement to clear up the lingering mystery of Luol Deng’s injury status. Here’s the skinny: “A review of a repeat MRI, and CT scan of his tibia, indicate that this represents an early anterior tibial stress fracture. All of the information to date points to some mild inflammation along his tibia, […]

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Blasting the Rockets

Memo to Vinny Del Negro: See what happens when you actually let Derrick Rose play in the fourth quarter? Sorry. I couldn’t resist. But seriously, imagine if Rose had been rooted firmly to the bench (again) instead of scoring 16 of his 22 points in last 12 minutes, including 11 during the final five-and-a-half minute […]

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Norm Van Lier has passed away

Prepare for an astoundingly epic sad face. From Chicago Tribune’s breaking news: “Former Bulls player and broadcaster Norm Van Lier died this afternoon, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was 61. Fire personnel responded to a request to check up on him at his apartment in the 1100 block of West Madison […]

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Vinny: Not a second-guesser

It says something that Peter Vecsey opened the NBA’s All-Star weekend by “breaking the news” of John Paxson’s supposedly imminent resignation and yet the big news out of Chicago was Vinny Del Negro’s decision to bench Derrick Rose with 4.7 seconds left in a tie game with Miami the night before. And in case you’re wondering […]

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