Tag: kobe bryant

Intensifying the search for the ''New Jordan''

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has scored 295 points in his first nine NBA Finals games. This is three more points, than Michael Jordan scored over the course of his first nine. An impressive feat, without exception, but it’s already got way more press and media attention than it deserves. Just to put it all... Read more »

Bulls get unexpected seeding help while Rose's MVP candidacy gets a boost

Last night while the Bulls and Celtics rested up and prepared for their match up tonight, they both received a little extra help in their race for seeding.   Dwyane Wade rested a bruised thigh, and Milwaukee knocked off the Miami Heat.   Carlos Delfino knocked down a couple of tough threes at the end... Read more »

Mike McGraw polls national writers on Rose's MVP chances + Watson has Plantar Fasciitis

Per Mike McGraw on twitter: Luol Deng (thigh bruise), Taj Gibson (turf toe), C.J. Watson (plantar fasciitis) skipped Bulls practice, but all likely to play vs. MEM McGraw also wrote an interesting piece here about what national writers (guys with votes) actually think about Rose for MVP. Doesn’t sound so open and shut. All I... Read more »

Bulls smack around the Hawks as if they were the Kings

Bulls smack around the Hawks as if they were the Kings
A 40 point drubbing of the Kings was only surprising in the way the Bulls kept the foot on the gas at the end of the game.  However, the big reason the Bulls can turn these blowouts into super-blowouts is that when both teams empty the bench, the Bulls bench would probably win 30 games... Read more »

Who's the MVP? I think it's Derrick Rose

This is one of the weaker MVP classes in memory which is partially why Rose has such a great chance to win, and right now, is probably the favorite.   Of course, winning an MVP in a weak class is kind of like being one of the more poor billionaires in the world.   It’s still... Read more »

Kobe vs Jordan, can Kobe close the gap?

Kobe vs Jordan, can Kobe close the gap?
The debate between Kobe and Jordan has raged on for some time, who’s the best SG in the history of the league?    Most would say Jordan, but as Kobe comes closer to matching his airness’s rings, the debate gets more interesting. Okay, it’s not really that interesting. (Thanks to Alucryts from realgm for the images)

Derrick Rose stars in Bulls win over the Lakers

The Bulls played suffocating defense, and Derrick Rose provided all the offense they needed to defeat the Lakers in what could be Phil Jackson’s final game in Chicago.   The Lakers jumped out to a strong start as Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol abused Keith Bogans and Carlos Boozer defensively, but the Bulls roared back behind... Read more »

Bulls vs Lakers 7pm on ESPN/CSN - Phil's Chicago swan song?

Derrick Rose has never defeated the Lakers. Joakim Noah has never defeated the Lakers. It’s time for those streaks to end. The Lakers roll into Chicago in what many believe to be Phil Jackson’s final United Center appearance.   Why those people think the Lakers won’t make it to the finals out west is beyond me,... Read more »

Would you trade Rose for any player in the NBA?

I was thinking about the small list of players in the league that I would trade Derrick Rose for until I came to an interesting conclusion.  There’s no one on the list. No, Derrick Rose isn’t the best player in the league.   No, I don’t think he’s likely to become the best player in the... Read more »

Bulls slow Gasol, Kobe, fall to the supporting cast

There’s an adage in sports, when going up against the great teams, take the great player out of the game and make the supporting cast beat you.   The Bulls did that against L.A., forcing Bryant to pass the ball as much as possible, and by the end of the game, the Lakers tried to... Read more »