October 31, 2013 |
THAT's what Chicago has been waiting for. After 18 months recovering from a torn knee ligament, Rose was finally playing in Chicago in games that count Thursday. And in typical D-Rose fashion, he buried the winning bucket to lift the Bulls to an 82-81 victory over the N.Y. Knicks in their regular-season home opener. Most of the city is still catching its breath. Though the numbers for Rose were modest--18 points, six rebounds, three assists - the magnitude of his impact was anything but. RedEye highlights what worked for the Bulls' superstar in his long-awaited return, rating each body...
July 7, 2013 |
The sheer mention of Duke basketball stirs emotions one way or the other. Especailly when those players are current and former Bulls. When the Bulls recently announced they would sign swingman Mike Dunleavy Jr., a former Blue Devil, I got to thinking: Why do they Bulls continue to draft and sign players from the nation's most hated college program? Especially since few seem to pan out? Those who favor this practice say Duke players come from a more "structured" program, are disciplined, NBA-ready and the give "maximum effort.
March 5, 2012 |
The last time the Indiana Pacers were at the United Center, they were celebrating a 95-90 win over the Bulls. Too much celebrating, according to Derrick Rose. After the game he expressed his frustration. "I'll never forget how they celebrated just from winning this game," Rose said Jan. 25. "I can't wait to play them again. " Turns out, the way the Bulls played, it seems as if many of them didn't like that public display of celebration at the United Center as the Bulls rolled to a 92-72 win Monday night.
January 29, 2012 |
Sunday's Bulls-Miami game was billed as a statement game. For the Heat, a win would serve as their proclamation that they are the team to beat in the NBA. For the Bulls, a win would be an "I-told-you-so" to the critics who've said they can't beat the Heat. A loss for either would label them as also-rans. As it turns out, there might never have been a bigger, more thrilling game that said so little about the teams involved. The Heat's 97-93 victory might have Miami fans beating their chests and some Bulls fans wringing their hands, but neither side should draw too many...
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 Rose and Jay Cutler.
May 7, 2013 |
The Bulls have absolutely no chance of beating Miami in this year's Eastern Conference semifinals. None. They can't do it. They will not do it. As a team, they are dead men walking. It's all over but the shouting. The cows have come home. The fat lady has sung. All of that. And you know what? It's exhilarating. It's the most exciting thing to happen on a basketball court in this city since Michael Jordan. If you are one of the last people who isn't watching this team just because "what's the point, they're going to lose anyway," get your head in the game.