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?
April 21, 2014 |
The Bulls let a 13-point lead slip away Sunday night on home turf for a 102-93 loss in Game 1 of the first-round matchup against the Wizards. "We're not happy with the result tonight, a disappointing loss at home in front of the home crowd," Bulls center Joakim Noah said. "But we'll bounce back. " The Bulls will get that chance Tuesday when the two teams meet again at the United Center. This series marks the third time the Bulls have faced Washington in the playoffs. The first was in 1997 when the Bulls swept them and went on to win their fifth championship title.
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...
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.