| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Take the observational layup and agree with the Chicago consensus that coach Tom Thibodeau stubbornly sticking with his starters Monday night in a game in which the Bulls blew a 27-point lead reinforces how little he values his reserves.
| 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...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Toe, back, groin, ankle and now foot -- that’s Derrick Rose’s starting five.
The Chicago Bulls’ only hope for a championship suffered another injury to another body part while playing another meaningless game. Fun, huh?
A lot of people...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:57 PM
After reaching all those dizzying heights and unfurling countless acrobatic moves in his first three spectacular seasons, Derrick Rose's fourth ended with an awful image.
A jump stop. A clutch of his left knee as he rose two feet into the air. A...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:19 PM
As Derrick Rose lay grimacing in pain on the United Center floor for several excruciating minutes Saturday, the fans in the crowd of 21,943 who weren't hyperventilating shouted encouragement.
"M-V-P! M-V-P!" the chants rang.
The louder the chorus...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Amid the civic uncertainty Saturday night over Derrick Rose's basketball future created by the torn ACL in his left knee came hope from the unlikeliest of places: on a mound inside a baseball park six miles south.
At U.S. Cellular Field hours after...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The NBA Playoffs got off to an unfortunate start this weekend with major injuries to key players, including a torn ACL for last year’s MVP. Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending injury with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:02 AM
The story of Game 1 between the Bulls and Sixers was, duh, Derrick Rose’s shredding the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, plummeting to the floor, and taking the Bulls’ title hopes with him.
But before that, the story was the...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
I’d like to beat up Carlos Boozer for the Bulls embarrassing loss to Philadelphia in Game 2 of a playoff series that is useless in the big picture and even the small picture. I’d like to beat up Boozer because Boozer is responsible for every...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 4, 2012
| 7:58 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers took a two games to one lead over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals with a 79-74 victory at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 18 points, but Joakim Noah left the game...