Fresh ink: February 13, 2009

Melissa Isaacson of the Chicago Tribune: “Given two chances in the final 6.5 seconds to defeat the Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center, the Miami Heat knew precisely what it was doing the second time around. Watching what the Bulls did not do defensively on Miami’s previous inbounds play, the Heat was smarter […]

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Well, that stung a little

To borrow a line from Clerks: Shawn Marion wasn’t even supposed to be here today! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last night after work, I met up with Graydon Gordian of 48 Minutes of Hell at a little dive called Stocks & Blondes. We shared three buckets of beer, a couple plates of random […]

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That whole rosin powder thing

When LeBron started that whole “throw rosin powder in the air and jump into it” thing, it was pretty obvious that he (in conjunction with LRMR Marketing) had made the conscious decision to imitate Michael Jordan while also upping the drama of the moment, no doubt in the continuing effort to reach his “ultimate goal” of becoming a “global icon.” My initial […]

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Heat-Bulls: Some thoughts

The basics: Miami (27-24) at Chicago (23-29). Trends of note: The Heat have lost five of seven while the Bulls have won five of seven. Miami is 10-15 on the road this season and Chicago is 14-10 at home. Dwyane Wade (28.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 7.0 APG) has been playing like an MVP all […]

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Fresh ink: February 11, 2009

NBA.com staff reporters: “Sorry, Detroit Pistons. But it just wasn’t gonna happen. Not on Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr’s big night. And Ben Gordon made sure of that. On the night Kerr received the 2009 Hall of Fame Bunn Award for over 35 years of contributions to Chicago as a player, coach, administrator and broadcaster, the Bulls […]

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An awesome ending to a special night

Let me start off by saying that tonight’s game against the Pistons was a footnote to Johnny “Red” Kerr’s moving halftime tribute (which you can watch again or for the first time at Comcast SportsNet Chicago). It’s probably the closest I’ll ever come to not caring about whether the Bulls win or lose. (But not really; I […]

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My tribute to old “Red”

We live in a world filled with meaningless tributes and bogus ceremonies – would you believe there’s actually an ‘N Sync tribute CD?! — but every once in a while one comes along that is both well-deserved and long overdue. In that spirit, the Chicago Bulls plan to honor Johnny “Red” Kerr during a special ceremony that […]

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Vinny: Literally into the game

Remember that three-pointer Jason Kidd hit to send the Bulls-Mavs game to overtime? Watch Vinny Del Negro lunge at Kidd from the Chicago bench and (presumably) scream to distract him. (Via Ball Don’t Lie.) The best (or worst) part? He’s done it before. And it didn’t work either time: The opponent drilled a triple on […]

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Memo to Pax: Just say “No” to Amare

If you can believe the NBA rumor mill, the Phoenix Suns have apparently jammed a “Yard Sale” sign in front of Amare Stoudemire’s locker. It seems that Suns GM Steve Kerr has finally realized that, despite Amare’s wicked-awesome talent and immense athleticism, he’s still a big man without a post move who couldn’t protect the paint (short of the occasional high-flying swat) if his […]

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I’ll take it

You know, a lot of people predicted that the Bulls would come back from their Western Conference road trip with an 11-game losing streak, particularly after they kicked the journey off with an overtime loss (of the “fourth-quarter collapse” variety) to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Instead, the team will return to the United Center on Tuesday for Johnny “Red” Kerr Night after a 4-3 […]

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