June 27, 2012 |
There hasn't been much to say about how Derrick Rose's knee has been healing lately, so Bulls fans will have to settle for … well, not much, even with the NBA draft taking place Thursday. Barring a last-minute trade, the Bulls have only one pick in the draft: No. 29 in the first round. And team management has closed workouts to reporters and canceled its customary pre-draft news conference with the general manager. On the other hand, it's no secret the Bulls are looking to supply Rose with better backcourt running mates.
June 20, 2012
The setup: The non-prescription glasses craze has reached a fever pitch throughout the NBA playoffs. Even LeBron James, who's jumped headfirst into the trend, says it's gotten "out of control. " We tapped RedEye's fashion conscience to see if this fad still has legs. This round: Fashion-only eyeglasses: Cool or lame? LAME This fashion faux pas needs to end. Who wears glasses just to wear frames other than to role-play, really? Some people who need eyeglasses to see don't like wearing them and opt for contacts or Lasik.
June 12, 2012 |
Go figure what promises to be the most epic NBA Finals in years--or at least the most anticipated--could potentially conclude while I'm stuck in this godforsaken place where bars are all closed during the games and it takes a satellite connection or something to beam in the Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James finals matchup. Let me say first that at the beginning of this season I called this matchup (with the Heat winning) and I stand by that. Bulls fans were deluded, Spurs, Lakers, and Celtics fans as well.
June 11, 2012 |
There's a storm comin', hoops fans. This NBA finals, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sharing the court, shapes up to be an explosive showdown. We anticipate a great many dunks and other jaw-dropping plays, but before all that begins, one must emerge from a RedEye faceoff. SPECS Thunder: Durant and Westbrook: Ready for the first day of school! Heat: James and Wade: Ready for book club! Winner: Heat.
May 15, 2012 |
Unfortunately, it seems as if the shortened, crammed, whirlwind strike season of 2012 will bear out some nervous nellies' worst fears because this year's NBA playoffshave been defined by exhaustion and injury. The Knicks' promising rookie Iman Shumpert was first (and point guard Baron Davis would follow mere games later). Zach Randolph's stunted season and middling performance is likely the reason the Memphis Grizzlies kept failing to put away the Clippers late in winnable games. Now Chris Bosh has gone down indefinitely even though the Heat really shouldn't need him to get out of the crippled Eastern Conference.
April 15, 2012 |
This shortened yet busier-than-ever NBA season has been grueling - and the Bulls have had the injuries to prove it. But the scheduling gods seem to have smiled on the Bulls in the final two weeks of the season. Starting with Sunday's game in Detroit, the Bulls face some of the worst squads the NBA has to offer. With the Bulls' projected starting five's limited games together - Sunday was their 13th--these cupcake matchups just might be what the team needs. The soft season-ending schedule does include another meeting with Miami and Central Division rival Indiana, but as the Bulls chase the NBA's best overall record, there are just enough patsies ahead to tilt the scales in their favor.
April 11, 2012
Whether you're fighting off an Easter candy coma or just wish you didn't have to wear a winter coat in April, this should cheer you up: It's playoff season! The Blackhawks begin their chase for the Stanley Cup on Thursday, and the Bulls begin their quest for the NBA title in a few weeks. So which is more exciting: the NBA playoffs or the Stanley Cup playoffs? NBA The NBA playoffs mean the Bulls, Derrick Rose and the forces of Good vs. the Heat, LeBron James and the forces of Evil.
March 13, 2012 |
The pain is still fresh for Bulls fans and players. When the Bulls were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals at the hands of the Miami Heat in May, Chicago's 13-year NBA championship drought was prolonged. The Bulls fielded the best team they've had since the days of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and it seemed as if that title was well within the Windy City's grasp. But Miami changed all that. The script is playing out much the same way this season. The Bulls and Heat again are two of the best teams in the NBA, and if they continue on their expected paths, they will do battle in the playoffs again--and for years to come.
February 22, 2012 |
The Bulls completed the first "half" of their lockout-shortened 66-game season Wednesday night with a 110-91 win over the injury-plagued Milwaukee Bucks. Yes, they're even more injury-plagued than the Bulls. And while it's true that the Bulls technically have played more than half their games already - 35 of 66-- the All-Star break is the symbolic halftime of the NBA season. It's also the time when sports publications all over the country hand out their awards for first-half awards.
February 20, 2012 |
In 2007, Greg Oden was selected as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. He was taken ahead of players such as Kevin Durant, Al Horford and Joakim Noah. Since then, however, Oden has played in just 82 games, the equivalent of one NBA season. And in those games he's averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. But Oden's problem isn't a lack of ability, it's a lack of health. On Monday, Oden had his fifth surgery in as many years. Here's a rundown of Oden's surgeries/injuries. MONDAY An arthroscopic surgery to clean out debris in his left knee turns into microfracture surgery after the surgeon discovered more damage than expected, according to ESPN.