Posts tagged "Michael Jordan"

NBA All-Star Weekend: Top Five Greatest Dunk Contests of All-Time

NBA All-Star Weekend: Top Five Greatest Dunk Contests of All-Time
The NBA Slam Dunk contest is the most popular skills competition in all of professional sports. The slam dunk revolutionized the way basketball’s played and is now just as natural in the game as the dribble. An aerial showcase of athleticism, creativity and swagger, the dunk has become strategic and profitable for the NBA –... Read more »

Chicago Bulls: 5 Reasons why Derrick Rose should sit the season out

1. This roster STINKS right now. Don't give me this talk about how Kirk Hinrich was a "solid" pick up for Chicago when he may be, perhaps, the BEST pick up for Chicago during the offseason. 

Marco Bellinelli (5.2ppg, 37%FG, 15mpg)  has performed exceedingly below expectations, failng to grasp the Thibodeau defensive system, he appears lost on the court. Thibs' isn't even playing second year forward Jimmy Butler, to the dismay of many. Butler (5.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 15.6mpg) is shooting the highest percentage (52%) from the field on the entire team, but continues to not be included in the Bulls' gameplan. Not mention the supposed replacement for Omer Asik; Nazr Mohammed, has played a total of 75 minutes in 11 games. Vladmir Radmanivic and 1st round pick, rookie Marquise Teague have played considerably less. Each combining for 50 minutes played total. 

Is this what Derrick is supposed to be excited about returning to? If he does return, will it be enough - adding his rust and adjustment to the speed of the game - to take this team to an NBA Finals? The problem with the Bulls to begin with was that Rose has little scoring assistance in the postseason. There has been no addition to surmise that notion and give comfort that Derrick would have any more help offensively than he did in 2010-11.

Get real.
As the Chicago Bulls continue to play .500 basketball, many fans anxiously anticipate “The Return” of the Jedi… I’m sorry, the return of star point guard and former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. However, the absence of Rose, plus the Bulls struggles could be a perfect opportunity for the Bulls front office – much like Luke... Read more »

NBA "Where Are They Now?" Part II

NBA "Where Are They Now?" Part II
                  Here is Part II of The NBA: “Where Are They Now?”   Kevin Johnson “K.J.” Kevin “K.J.” Johnson among the fraternity of players that stayed with one team throughout the entirety of their careers. K.J. played a partial season for the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded and spending his... Read more »
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7 stages of grief for the impending loss of Brian Urlacher

 7 stages of grief for the impending loss of Brian Urlacher
All things that are good, or bad, must inevitably come to an end. In the case of Chicago Bears future Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, that impending reality is closing in. Brian is in the final year of his $40million, 5-year contract, signed in 2008. He is currently set to make around $7.5mil in... Read more »

NBA "Where are they now?": Point guard edition

NBA "Where are they now?": Point guard edition
No one lasts forever in professional sports. No matter how bright the spotlight – at some point in time – it wall inevitably dim, and ultimately turn off. For many sports stars, the exit from spotlight may be remembered more than the time spent in front. For others, they casually fade from it with grace... Read more »

5 Most Heartbreaking Moments In Chicago Sports History

5 Most Heartbreaking Moments In Chicago Sports History
In the wake of the latest Chicago sports fail, I look back at some of the city’s most harrowing history. The build up to epic letdowns, the surefire wins that become stunning losses, and of course the favorite’s that come up short to expectations. The tragedy’s that rock the entire city. As I See It... Read more »
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Chicago Bulls bench show Derrick Rose he can lean on them in the playoffs

Chicago Bulls bench show Derrick Rose he can lean on them in the playoffs
The Miami Heat didn’t score a field goal in overtime. Derrick Rose played 25 minutes, and scored only 2 points. The Chicago Bulls bench outscored the Heat’s bench 47-7. The  Bulls beat the Heat by ten, and delivered a serious blow to the pneuma of the Heat, heading into a point in the season when confidence... Read more »

Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose Draft Day Interview Comparison (Video)

Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose Draft Day Interview Comparison (Video)
Yesterday I was watching NBA Classic Channel and they were covering old draft days and the events that followed thereafter. One the stuck out to me was the Michael Jordan draft, where he was selected 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls, and how he answered questions, foreshadowing the events to come for the city of... Read more »

Jerry Reinsdorf opposed to NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, is he crazy?

Jerry Reinsdorf opposed to NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, is he crazy?
Follow me on Twitter @curtisshawflagg   poll by twiigs.com   Chicagoan’s can be thankful to Jerry Reinsdorf for many reasons. He was the instrumental principle-owner of the Chicago Bulls during their dynasty years, signing off on checks for the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and many other immortal Bulls champions. He was... Read more »
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Merry Christmas Bulls: It's Always Sunny In Chicago

Merry Christmas Bulls: It's Always Sunny In Chicago
  The gang gets prepared The Chicago Bulls are showing the Bears and NBA how to handle young stars by extending 23yr old reigning MVP Derrick Rose to an additional 5yrs, at $94 million. This ultimately sets Rose up well into his late 20′s. It also gives him comfort and full backing from the organization heading... Read more »