March 25, 2013 |
Ten months ago, every Bulls fan's worst nightmare came true when Derrick Rose suffered a career-threatening knee injury. Since then, his progress has been well-documented as he's resumed practicing and was medically cleared to play a few weeks ago. Despite these developments, some fans are in an uproar over the fact No. 1 has not returned to the lineup. This is understandable. But I am sending this message to the Bulls faithful. For starters, calm down! Yes, Rose may be ready physically, but perhaps his mental readiness is not up to par. D-Rose said last week, "Nobody knows but God" when...
May 5, 2013 |
There's a disturbing pattern that emerges when star athletes get hurt. Just about anytime sports fans question an injury to a player, the first thing that is questioned is that player's "manhood. " The player is even more scrutinized when the injury occurs before or during a playoff game. Next, fans run to social media questioning that player's mettle without having all the facts. And once they learn the facts, there are still those who are not as forgiving as they should be. Now Luol Deng has entered the category of "questionable" sports injuries along with Derrick...
May 7, 2012 |
"You can just see it," announcer Hubie Brown said during the Bulls' Game 4 loss Sunday to the 76ers. "It's like a nightmare unfolding. " That comment came after a missed shot by John Lucas III and another Sixers rebound, the Bulls trailing 66-63 early in the fourth. Made on a rainy, dreary day in Chicago, Brown's comment was a fitting eulogy for these 2012 Bulls. Hubie didn't mean it that way, but no matter. His words were truth: This postseason has not been a death sentence.
April 16, 2013 |
Hi folks. Jack Silverstein here with some important thoughts to share on the game of basketball and our role as spectators/game-influencers. It all started Thursday, when my friend J.P. took me to the United Center for a Bulls-Knicks game. "We'll be sitting behind the basket," J.P. told me when we got through security. "So it might be difficult to see at times. " "Pish posh!" I told him. "You are taking me to a basketball game to revel in sport. Let me buy you a beer. " The seats were in section 106, a fantastic court-level view that gives fans a detailed...
May 9, 2013 |
Last night's Bulls loss brought back some memories. See, the worst ass-kicking I ever got was in college. The day before the Bears played in the Super Bowl, actually. My buddy Herman and I were ordering a keg at a liquor store and got jumped by five dudes outside who were trying to steal it. It was bloody, tempers ran high, and it took place in Florida. Like I said, last night's Bulls loss brought back some memories. For a brief shining moment Wednesday night, we took a trip back to the NBA of the '90s, where hard fouls and calling refs every curse...
September 10, 2013 |
Bulls fans aren't likely to forget the team's first-round, triple-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA playoffs anytime soon. Nate Robinson surely won't. The former Bulls guard scored 34 points in that game, including a 12-0 run of his own late in the game to help force the first overtime. On Wednesday, Robinson and Bulls fans can reminisce together when NBA TV re-airs that magical Game 4 and Robinson live-tweets his memories and chats with fans via the @NBATV Twitter account.