August 11, 2013 |
When Michelle Harris, the Bulls' director of entertainment, has the floor, she means business. "Buckle up and be ready," Harris told the 225 estimated women who came to the United Center on Saturday in hopes of becoming a member of the Luvabulls. They hail from different backgrounds - teacher, account executive and personal trainer, to name a few. But they all have one goal: to land one of the 20 open spots on the Bulls' dance team, which is in its 35 t h season. The first rounds of cuts were made this weekend, and the squad will be finalized later this week.
June 7, 2013 |
When the NBA locked out players in 2011, 26-year-old Jason Gallagher was living in Chicago, stuck in the middle of trying to write a comedy musical about basketball. Though he missed his favorite sport, the lockout gave him the story engine he'd been missing for his musical, which became "The Lockout: A Musical. " "I reached out to Henry Abbott (founder of ESPN's TrueHoop blog network) to see if I could get any writers from Chicago to come to [a reading of the musical]," said Gallagher, who lives in Old Iriving Park.
April 29, 2013 |
He'll never be mistaken for a Hall of Famer on the court, but NBA journeyman Jason Collins just became one off it, generating the kind of shockwave he's never been able to create in over a decade in the NBA. "I'm black," the former Washington Wizards center-turned-current NBA free agent's watershed essay begins innocuously enough on Sports Illustrated's website, "And I'm gay. " That it took us over a century to reach the point where a professional...
April 24, 2013 |
When handicapping the NBA playoffs, it is important to go beyond the stats and take a hard look at each team's identity as indicated by the real-life representation of its name. In other words, what if their mascots fought it out? Let's start in the East with the Miami-Milwaukee series. Devastating heat can cause exhaustion, starvation and death. Meanwhile a male deer is relatively docile. If you've ever driven the dark, winding roads of the Great North Woods, you've probably felt your heart stop when spotting a deer in your headlights, though believe me, the deer was...
April 10, 2013 |
After very much enjoying this year's National Championship game in which Louisville defeated Michigan, I figured out exactly why: it looked like an NBA playoff game. This goes to an argument that drives me absolutely crazy: no, college basketball is not better than professional. People who say this may enjoy college basketball more, but they typically base their reasoning on highly fallacious talking points. Allow me to debunk some myths. Myth: College basketball has better basketball This is the most demonstrably stupid thing anyone can...
March 17, 2013 |
If you're a fan of college basketball, then this your favorite time of the year: March Madness! You fill out your brackets, then they turn into worthless pieces of paper as the tournament advances your picks get taken out one by one. Well, hopefully not. Regardless, it's fun to see how well you and your friends know college hoops. Bulls players are no different; all the guys keep up with their alma maters. The team also has an NCAA tourney pool, and most players participate. RedEye talked to the Bulls to get their takes on how their favorite teams will fare and what their bracket strategies are. ...