February 27, 2012 |
Derrick Rose wasn't down with the dance moves LeBron James pulled off during player introductions for Sunday's All-Star Game in Orlando. Rose told the Tribune after the game that James' antics were inappropriate. "I can dance. But there's a time and place for that," Rose told Tribune Bulls reporter K.C. Johnson. "And I don't think that it was then and there. " RedEye appreciates Rose's focus and intensity, but isn't it OK to dance at the All-Star Game? If that's not the right time and place, then what is?
November 14, 2011 |
For as much as we fans threaten to hold grudges in sports, our capacity for forgiveness is higher than we might realize. The NBA's been boarded up for four months, and we might say we're fed up with the constant bickering and that there's no way we'd embrace the league again. But really, the right conditions are all it takes for many of us to plug back in. Sure, it will take longer if you're, say, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan. MUCH longer. Whereas a team like the Bulls will win back fans more easily because they're a title contender and, well, Derrick Rose's talent is THAT mesmerizing.
January 22, 2012
Rip Hamilton. C.J. Watson. Luol Deng. Derrick Rose. Taj Gibson. Joakim Noah. John Lucas III. That'd be a pretty good starting five and sixth and seventh men for an NBA team. But, unfortunately, it's the list of Bulls players who've lost playing time to injures 18 games into the lockout-shortened 66-game season. Saturday night alone, the Bulls played without four players. "Injuries are a part of the game," coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday. "There's a reason you carry 13 or 14 players.
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...
April 1, 2012 |
This was a joke, right? Surely Sunday's Bulls game in Oklahoma City was just one big, elaborate April Fools' Day joke organized by the NBA. Unfortunately, Bulls fans, you weren't punk'd. But you'd be forgiven if you thought you had tuned in to a Bulls game circa 2003. The Bulls, without Derrick Rose for the 10th straight game, were blown out by perhaps the NBA's best team in the Oklahoma City Thunder, 92-78. There were several developments during the course of the game that supported the April Fools' Day theory.
April 2, 2012 |
The day many Bulls might have thought would never happen actually came to pass Monday. Long-gone shooting guard Richard Hamilton started against the Houston Rockets at the United Center. While the Bulls didn't look so good when it was all said and done, falling 99-93 for their first back-to-back losses since Feb. 5 and 7, 2011, having Hamilton back on the court had to give fans something to smile about - if only for a short time. Hamilton was picked up in the offseason to give the Bulls the piece they'd need to get past Miami in the playoffs and to the NBA Finals.