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Gasol enjoys 'playing against one of the best teams in the history of the game'

Pau Gasol really respects the Spurs. Soobum Im USA TodayThe San Antonio Spurs lost a close battle to the Chicago Bulls last night, but beforehand Chicago's starting center Pau Gasol didn't mince words when discussing his opponent's long-term success. Here's what he had to say about them, per"I do enjoy playing against one of the best teams, I think, in the history of the...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls F Mike Dunleavy Jr has setback with back injury

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is planning to see two specialists this week after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason back surgery. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Dunleavy is going to stop his on-court work and focus on rehabbing the injury for about two weeks. ''He was really sore when we went out on the West Coast,'' Hoiberg said. ''And he had...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Erin Heatherton Expresses Her Love for the Chicago Bulls

Not only does Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Erin Heatherton love the Chicago Bulls. She also played high school and AAU basketball before embarking on a modeling career. Which seems to be working out pretty well for her and all of us. In this video from SI, watch Heatherton express her love for Michael Jordan, Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and the game of basketball...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Warriors vs. 1995-96 Bulls: Not particularly close

As the Golden State Warriors continue racking up win after win, they’ve captured the nation with the thought they can eclipse the Chicago Bulls 1995-96 record 72-10 season. Turn on the radio these days and everybody is discussing the possibility after they broke the all-time NBA record to open the season: 15-0. While they are off to an unbelievable start, do people realize the...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler wants Mason Plumlee to pay his $2,500 fine

The next time Mason Plumlee hears the Rihanna track "B***h Better Have My Money," it will probably remind him of Jimmy Butler.Which would be understandable given that the Chicago Bulls' shooting guard has made it very public that he plans to ask the Portland Trail Blazer to pay the $2,500 fine he drummed up when the team's faced off earlier this week.The fine stemmed from an incident...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler calls out Bulls teammates for poor effort

On many nights, the Chicago Bulls look like nothing more than The Jimmy Butler Show, and frankly, Butler has had enough of it. Butler, who is leading the team in points and minutes per game while also serving as the anchor of their defense, put his teammates on blast Monday for a perceived lack of effort. Speaking with reporters after practice, three days after a 106-94 defeat at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler: ‘I don’t think we bring that fight every single night’

Although the Chicago Bulls have started the 2015-16 NBA season strong in the standings, star guard Jimmy Butler knows the roster is capable of much more at the beginning of games. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times notes Butler said the team is improving but has found itself going through the motions early on and expecting to simply pick up the intensity when it’s needed. ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr on 2015-16 Warriors, 1995-96 Bulls debate

Steve Kerr may not be leading his Golden State Warriors from courtside as he continues his extended leave of absence to deal with issues related to offseason back surgeries, but he of course is keeping tabs on how his team has stormed out of the gate at an historical pace by winning its first 15 games. A debate has arisen in recent weeks over how this Warriors squad measures...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine talks about his transition to broadcasting's Jake Fischer recently wrote an article on Brian Scalabrine, highlighting Scal's long journey to the NBA, his career in the league, and his post-retirement gig as the Celtics' color analyst for away games on Comcast Sports Net.There are some greats quotes included from the White Mamba himself as well as Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn, and a couple of Scalabrine's former coaches...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Chicago Bulls Statistics

After the first dozen games of the 2015 season, the Chicago Bulls are sitting with a record of eight wins and four loses which puts them in a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat and both trailing the Cleveland Cavaliers by a game and a half. The Bulls have played well despite missing veteran Mike Dunleavy Jr. who is recovering from lower back surgery...

Chicago Bulls: The startling decline of Joakim Noah

Since 2007, Joakim Noah has brought an eccentric energy to the Chicago Bulls that, in many cases, has propelled the team to convincing wins. There was a stretch of time when many people believed that Noah was in fact the face of the organization, as he brought more consistency than Derrick Rose did. A troubling story line, however, has continued to develop from last season into the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls are not who we think they are

The Chicago Bulls may have a little phenomenon on their hands: a paradoxical phenomenon. Sure, they are riding a four game winning streak and have some impressive wins on their resume. With an uncharacteristic healthy squad in comparison to recent years, they look down from the peak in the Eastern Conference standings at 8-3. So what is the dilemma? What worries me is that they are...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose could experience double vision for three months

Derrick Rose just can’t shake off the physical issues that keep plaguing him, as he’s experiencing double vision as a result of the orbital fracture that he suffered during training camp. It’s an issue that may continue to plague him for a while. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg admitted on Sunday that the double vision issue...Read More
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose will not break-up anytime soon

Earlier this week, ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst said that the break-up between the Chicago Bulls and star point guard Derrick Rose has begun.  Although Windhorst has always been a reliable source for the NBA, many believe that he is not completely correct in this case, including myself.  I am not sure what prompted Windhorst to say or believe such things, but the Chicago...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls First Six Games

The Chicago Bulls are now 4-2 after their win last night in Chicago against the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 104-to-98. This game was big in building momentum against a very difficult and highly talented team in the Western Conference. The Bulls built the lead in the second quarter, on an incredible Jimmy Butler led run to take a 32-22 advantage. After giving up that lead...

Report: ‘The breakup has begun’ between Derrick Rose, Bulls

Chicago’s hometown hero might not be donning the Black and Red much longer. ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst joined “Russillo & Kanell” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday and reported that the Chicago Bulls might be growing tired of former MVP Derrick Rose. “Here’s how I feel about Derrick Rose: the breakup with the Bulls has begun,” Windhorst began. “I don’t know how...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem puts Jordan on blast over lack of political advocacy

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not shy from discussing his political advocacy. He also doesn't appear to have a problem speaking out against those who don't speak up.Such was a subject of conversation during a recent interview on NPR, in which the NBA's all-time leading scorer voiced opposition to the political stance of former Chicago Bulls' figurehead Michael Jordan.According to The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah, Hoiberg at odds over who decided star’s bench role

Chicago Bulls first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg intimated earlier this week that Joakim Noah actually offered to come off the bench this season. The only problem with what Hoiberg said is Noah apparently doesn’t quite see it the same way. The Bulls opened the season with Nikola Mirotic in the starting lineup with Noah riding the pine at the opening tip. When asked about the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah approached Fred Hoiberg about a role on the bench

In the lead up to the 2015-16 NBA season, there was a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls and whether former All-Star Joakim Noah would accept his new role as a reserve after being the team's starting center for his entire career.Prior to Chicago's blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg discussed the Noah situation with Grantland's Zach...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pau Gasol stuffs LeBron with block at end of game

What a glorious opening night of basketball it has been so far. The Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers were locked in a close one Tuesday, and it all came down to LeBron James vs. Pau Gasol. It was hardly a surprise that James had the ball in hands with the game on the line. But his path to the basket had one big obstacle in the way: Gasol. The Bulls center managed to get...
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

President Barack Obama takes in Cavs-Bulls game

The 2015-16 NBA regular season tipped off on Tuesday night, and one of the most important and influential men in the world was in attendance at one of the three games that took place. It was reported that President Barack Obama would be at the United Center to watch the Bulls take on the Cavaliers, and POTUS made good on his claim. He was seated courtside after making his...
Via The Sports Daily
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg debuts 'Hoiball' in NBA and everything is different

Full disclosure: I have spent a large portion of my Internet scribbling career gushing over Fred Hoiberg. Then, however, as he decided to leave the realm of college basketball for the NBA, my tune changed because of an uncertainty I had for his fit with  the Chicago Bulls. That said, there is still a reason to be excited in Chicago. A complete shift is going to happen. Jimmy...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Mirotic Should Be A Starter

The Chicago Bulls have undergone several changes going into the 2015-2016 season. Notably, the team has replaced head coach Tom Thibodeau with former Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. With Thibs leaving, the team will be under a completely different offensive system while trying to continue to excel at the defensive end of the floor.The most interesting predicament that the Bulls...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

This could be a defining season for Derrick Rose

Talking in definitive terms regarding anything that is constantly fluid is usually unwise. However, in sports we attempt to do such things on the regular. It is a dangerous game we play, one in which we are more often wrong than not. Yet, danger sometimes fails to dissuade human beings from doing that which seems irresistible. The negative stigmas we attach to players or the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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