Are the Bulls going up in smoke?

  • Jay Williams is still a big disappointment to Bag Boy.
Jay Williams is still a big disappointment to Bag Boy. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images )
February 14, 2013|By Bag Boy | For RedEye

Nice all-star break for the Bulls. I need it, too.

I need a break from the silliness that is the NBA. If I were an NBA coach and someone asked me what I did for a living, I'd just say, "I work with children."

The latest: Jay Williams, throwing allegations around that the Bulls smoked pot during the 2002-03 season. OK, look at that team, he's probably right. Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, Donyell Marshall, Jamal Crawford, Jalen Rose. Coached by Bill Cartwright. My god, people may have needed a puff or two just looking at that lineup!

That was a joke, but Jay Williams, you broke our hearts when you chose a cheap thrill over an NBA career. Sorry, man. A wasted No. 2 pick overall. No. 1 was Yao Ming. Could have used him.

Another thing? I doubt that was limited to that season. We all know how much Joakim Noah loves to loosen up. Big deal. In fact, looking at this team now, I may need more than pot to get through it.

Derrick Rose. Apparently, the marketing team of Adidas and Hollywood agents are deciding when he returns—not the Bulls and Derrick Rose. That's nice. I'll buy tickets to that opening. Pass the bong.

You know the drill. We still need another stud. Need another hit?

You know who else may need some? Johnny Knox. We're sad to see him go, and it's sad to see a career end in injury. And he was good! Really fast, fun to watch. And too small. He was a Jerry Angelo special. Good enough to be good, not great. And we need more great.

The Cubs for sure need more great, and they're not getting it this year. And another shocker: Their request for more night games will not be addressed by Ald. Tom Tunney (44th).

This one floors me. Um, Ald. Tunney, and other City Hall hacks: "Wrigleyville" isn't some quiet, charming, sacred little neighborhood where decent, sweet families go to raise their kids.

It's a friggin' college campus! So cut the pretense, drop the regulations and make some money off it. The city needs it.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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