| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:55 AM
These crippled Bulls were not going to beat the Heat.
The decomposing depth of a team built on depth was not going to win the NBA title.
In fact, it didn’t look as if the Bulls even cared to make tipoff for one last game.
The Bulls came out...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
It never should’ve been that difficult, but the Bulls finally put away the dogbreath Charlotte Bobcats at home Monday night.
At least they didn’t lose, right? The Bulls dumped a game to those Charlotte chumps at home earlier this season, and...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:54 PM
ATLANTA — The pregame chatter centered on a swollen foot, an infected elbow and a sore hamstring.
But reflecting their hard-driving, no-excuses coach, the Bulls kept their focus Saturday night on points, rebounds and assists. And, of course,...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The Bulls were in an almost-must-win situation against Miami on Monday at the United Center. Win, and they turn it into a best-of-three series. Lose, and they're practically sunk with Game 5 on Wednesday in Miami.
Well, it was the second scenario that...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The crowd arrived late. The Bulls didn’t arrive at all. Ba-bum-cha!
Each seat in the United Center held a poster proclaiming “Next Man Up.’’ There just weren’t enough men -- or women or children -- to hold them up.
| May 15, 2013
| 6:52 PM
And so it ends. No more basketball. No more games. No more 2013 Chicago Bulls.
The season started with fans talking about who wasn't there. It ended with fans talking about who was. It started with hope for The Return. It ended with the return of hope....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Is Dwyane Wade still whining to the refs from Game 1 or has he launched an early crybaby offensive for Game 2?
I tweeted that question Tuesday, and the most common response was any combination of “Yes,’’ “Both,’’...
| May 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
May 4, 2013: the day the Chicago Bulls made history.
That's a remarkable statement for a franchise with six NBA championships, six NBA MVP awards, four All-Star MVPs and a boatload of All-Stars, and so on.
But watching the Bulls gut out a Game 7...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Joakim Noah was taking one of those shots.
You know the one I’m talking about. It’s the one that opponents dare him to take. It’s that elbow-extended, alien-looking thing. It’s the one that we all treat like one of our golf...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:22 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Final scores for exhibition games matter about as much as the previous 24 hours on Twitter.
But when the Bulls concluded their slate at 5-2 after Friday's 97-90 victory over the Pacers at Notre Dame's Joyce Center, there were...