Posts tagged "basketball"

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Bulls History

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Bulls History
In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Wood certainly left a lot of fans wondering what could have been had he stayed healthy, but Wood isn’t the greatest “What if” player in Chicago. In fact, there are a number... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2007 Drafts Part III

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2007 Drafts Part III
Over the coming days, we’re going to employ 20-20 hindsight and look back five years at how Chicago teams drafted in 2007. Five years is usually a good benchmark to look for quality and return on investment, so we’ll begin looking there. In the first piece of the series, we examined the 2007 Draft of the Chicago... Read more »

NBA Players Reject Owners "Final" Offer

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On Monday afternoon, every team’s representative was in New York to discuss the next step with the lockout. The result? Game over. The players rejected the owner’s “final” offer and have informed the league that they will take further legal steps. Among the players in attendance on Monday were Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony; the... Read more »
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Why The NBA Is Stupid, And Nobody Cares About Their Lockout

Why The NBA Is Stupid, And Nobody Cares About Their Lockout
On Monday evening, while most of Chicago was watching the rebirth of the Detroit Lions, the NBA cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season. What does this mean to Bulls fans? The NBA has already removed the first two weeks from team calendars online. If the NBA doesn’t cancel any other games, the... Read more »

NBA Fans: Don't Waste Your Hope

NBA Fans: Don't Waste Your Hope
The NFL had a lock-out that lasted most of the summer. When the two sides there reached an agreement, the summer was over. But the end result to fans? One preseason game – the Hall of Fame Game – was cancelled. While free agency, team workouts and getting draft picks signed were all dramatically different,... Read more »

LeBron Ain't Michael Jordan, But He Might Be...

LeBron Ain't Michael Jordan, But He Might Be...
After Scottie Pippen cemented his head somewhere comfortably in his rear end and told the world that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan, the whole world sat back and waited to see King James back up the praise. Well, on Tuesday night, LeBron achieved an incredible feat: an elusive triple-single. Eight (8) points. MJ... Read more »
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NBA Lockout: A Plan to Avoid A Basketball Work Stoppage

NBA Lockout: A Plan to Avoid A Basketball Work Stoppage
David Stern made a bold statement to the media last October: the NBA needs to cut $750-800 million dollars off payroll (or roughly 35%). According to Stern, league losses were close to $380 million last season and early estimates were that losses this year would be nearly $340 million-$350 million. The Association also predicted that 22 teams will lose... Read more »

Derrick Rose is Making History

Derrick Rose is Making History
He might be the league’s Most Valuable Player this year, but what’s more impressive is a simple reality: Derrick Rose is putting up historic numbers this year. Since the 1946-47 season, there have been 312 individual seasons in which a player averaged at least 7.8 assists. Out of those 312, only 23 have come from... Read more »

Epic Bulls Comeback Tweets of the Night

After Derrick Rose scored 19 of the Bulls’ final 20 points in regulation, including the three game-tying FTs with 1.2 seconds left, these two tweets came from Boston-native and admitted Celtics homer Bill Simmons of ESPN:   and
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Chicago Bulls: Quietly Frontrunners for Dwight Howard?

The NBA’s trade deadline came and went quietly in Chicago, with the Bulls almost begging the Houston Rockets to deal shooting guard Courtney Lee for a handful of draft picks. While most Bulls fans agree that this year’s team could use a better shooting guard, not overpaying for an underwhelming player is in the team’s... Read more »