Besting the Bobcats

The Chicago Bulls: .500 (at 40-40) for the first time since mid-November (when they were 5-5). I will now do the dance of joy! Chicago had already clinched a playoff berth when Charlotte suffered a three-point loss to the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Friday Night, but that hardly effected the quality of play. Both teams still wanted […]

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Deng: Done

Since the stress fracture in his right tibia hasn’t gotten any better, the Bulls have shut Luol down for the year. I mean, officially speaking, it’s for “the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs.” But that’s just a semantic rope-a-dope. Deng’s season is over. Said coach Vinny: “It’s just best […]

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Smacking down the Sixers

After Chicago’s 113-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrus Thomas said: “We’re the most dangerous team going into the playoffs in the Eastern Conference right now. I wouldn’t say anyone is counting us out, but we’re the underdog right now. I think we’re going to come out and shock a lot of people.” Wow. You […]

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Luol Deng: Grim tidings

Bad news straight from the source: “I increased the workout a little bit and had a great deal of pain. So I’m just going to try and be off of everything for a little bit again. I don’t want to get to that point [where his season is over]. Even if I’m capable of being back […]

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Kicking the Knicks

Life’s funny sometimes. Back in January when the Bulls were getting embarrassed at the United Center by cellar dwellers like the Timberwolves, Thunder and Raptors, I expended a lot of energy trying to find the silver lining around every defeat…even when the only positive was “the earth did not open up and swallow the team.” But […]

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Fresh ink: Jordan in the Hall

The greatest player of all time being selected for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame — along with David Robinson, John Stockton and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer — is about as shocking as the sun rising again this morning or the fact that the Three Stooges are still funny no matter […]

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Knocking off the Nets

Well, now. That was more exciting than it should have been. And by “exciting” I mean “nerve-wracking, aggravating and potentially crippling to Chicago’s late-season playoff run.” They say that any landing you can walk away from is a good one, so I’m going to take today’s 103-94 win over the New Jersey Nets and just […]

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A bad time to be hurtin’

I know it’s simply life in the NBA — just ask the Boston Celtics – but this sure is a lousy time for so many Bulls players to be banged up: John Salmons (left groin), Kirk Hinrich (sprained left ankle), Derrick Rose (bruised wrist), Tyrus Thomas (sore shoulder and flu-like symptoms) and Tim Thomas (back spasms) are all […]

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Drew Gooden’s game-used shoes!

Would you build a motorized bar stool out of an old lawn mower? Are you suffering from a crippling  case of dementia? Do you have a spare $165 — plus $10 S&H — just burning a hole in your pocket? If you answered “Yes, yea gods, yes!” to all three questions, then eBay has just the auction for you: A pair […]

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