Posts in category "NBA"

Thibodeau Cashiered: a threnody

Farewell, so long, Tom Thibodeau. No more the X ,  no more the  O. You’ve extra time to spend  the checks The Bulls now owe you as an ex-.

Pau Gasol: Big opera fan

  [The following verse is based on Philip Hersh's delightful piece in Sunday's Tribune: "Going bass line-A night at the opera provides an escape from the rigors of the NBA for Bulls big man Pau Gasol".]   In a double A seat long and tall Watching Tosca thrice sits Pau Gasol. When the Bulls signed... Read more »

Kentucky and Calipari: They're What's Wrong with College Basketball

In the latest  Division I college basketball polls Kentucky ranks at the very top.  What else is new?  And—how do you do?— Duke is third.   That’s about as deja as vu can get. Now don’t ask me where De Paul is.   Let’s just say if masochists could vote, my alma mater would have no... Read more »
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Derrick Rose: The New Normal

Here we go again.  Derrick Rose damages a knee, has surgery, is in rehab mode. We are told he will return. Shortly this time. He has mental toughness. He’ll  be as  good as new, or close to it.  A virtual star again.   They say. Yada, yada, yada. Deja vu all over again. It is regrettable. ... Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis Hurts: No Bull

I’m not 6-11. Not any where near it.  Nor do I play a pivotal position  on  the   Chicago Bulls.  But I proudly can say that I  once  had what Joakim Noah has : plantar fasciitis.  So I sorta know what he’s going through. As a famous Democrat once said, I  feel his pain. Vicariously.... Read more »

Bulls Win with a Defense Better Suited for the Mean Streets Than a Basketball Court

The Bulls ended the Heat’s 27-game winning streak last night. So I suppose such a  signal victory should  automatically  make this Bulls fan overjoyed. But it doesn’t. Instead it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I have to agree with Lebron James, who despite  being  Public Enemy No. 1 for many Bulls fans,  is... Read more »
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When Will Derrick Rose Return? The $260 Million Question.

Derrick Rose might be a superstar, but he puts on  his Adidas like the rest of us (if  you could afford to):  one foot at a time.  So if the latest reports are right that he’s physically fit but not mentally ready,  at the very least he could deign to   dress up for a... Read more »

Rose Says He'll Come Back When 110%: 100% for Him and 10% for his Agent

The Bulls’ D. Rose is on the mend. Will his return be round the bend? We fans need him, but he don’t need us. He gets more money from Adidas..

Michael Jordan's Dirty Secret

Celebrity News: The Chicago Tribune Arts and Entertainment section says Michael Jordan never dances. M.J.’s done A lot of things Besides winning Six championship rings. He wears the best Designer clothes, And often golfs With Master pros. He’s what is called An entrepreneur Whose lamborghini Engines purr. A bon vivant, A fashion plate, Who rubs... Read more »
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A Footnote to Rose's Mishap

Note: The designer of Lebron James Nike shoes tweeted that Derrick Rose may have made the wrong choice when he signed a 14-year deal with Adidas. I feel the pain of Derrick Rose In body and in psyche. Was it because Adidas Shoes Are not as good as Nike?