Jordan’s speech

Supposedly, Genghis Khan once said: “The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.” I don’t know if Michael Jordan ever studied Genghis Khan, but he […]

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MJ, the Bulls and the Hall of Fame

Have you ever been hanging out with your friends in a crowded bar where the music was blaring and everybody was screaming over everybody else? In those situations, it’s almost impossible to hear yourself think let alone communicate effectively. Well, that’s what writing about Michael Jordan feels like right now. His induction into the Naismith […]

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Deng wants the 2016 Olympics in Chicago

Well, going into the 2009-10 season, we know one thing for sure about Luol Deng: his interviewing skills haven’t atrophied during his long layoff. First he talked to CNN about a variety of topics, then he spoke with Billy Dec of ChicagoNow about the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. What do you suppose the chances are […]

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Deng to be ready for the preseason

In a recent CNN interview, Luol Deng talked about what’s on his iPod (“Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Andre 3000. So basically hip-hop.”), his favorite food (“I like Sudanese food, I like Egyptian Food, I like Italian food…I’m very open.”), and the basketball player who most inspires him (“I’m a big fan of […]

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Derrick Rose: Defensive sieve?

In my scouting report on Derrick Rose, I criticized the kid’s defense. Well, By The Horns reader Tony C. felt that I didn’t criticize it strongly enough…so he left a rather illuminating comment that perhaps explains why Rose struggled so mightily on defense: ——————————————————————————————————————- I’d say that your analysis is fairly accurate, with one glaring […]

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ESPN: Bulls to finish 6th in the East

According to ESPN’s Summer Forecast: ’09-10 East standings, the Bulls are predicted to win 43 games and finish sixth overall in the Eastern Conference: “Our voters have the Bulls winning as few as 30 games and as many as 55, and perhaps it comes down to what they think of reigning rookie of the year […]

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Scouting Report: Derrick Rose

Name: Derrick Rose Position: PG Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190 Birth Date: October 4, 1988 (20 years old) Birth Place: Chicago, IL Number: 1 Nicknames: D-Rose, Pooh, South Side Sorcerer, Windy City Warlock College: Memphis Drafted: 2008, 1st round, 1st overall by Chicago Experience: 1 season Previous teams: None Contract: $5.1 million in 2009-10 Expect: A […]

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Carlos Arroyo a Bull? Not so fast.

Over the weekend, news broke that Carlos Arroyo was on the verge of signing with the Bulls. From “According to several sources, Arroyo, represented by Leon Rose, is in talks to join either the Boston Celtics or the Milwaukee Bucks. However, both teams told’s Chris Sheridan that they have had no contact whatsoever with Arroyo […]

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Meet Luol Deng this Saturday

The catch? You’ll have to travel to Oak Lawn, IL. Oh, and you’ll only have a half hour to get his autograph. But it is for charity. From the Southtown Star: “Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will sign autographs and accept a donation on behalf of his charity this Saturday at the grand opening of […]

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