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GAME 7

GAME 7

I guess call this dunk “TEAM Kanye”.

NBA Playoffs throwback: Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn New Jersey Nets, 1998, Game 3, Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

In which Michael Jordan shoots an effortless 72% from the field(!!!) and goes 3-3 from 3, scoring 38 points to complete a 3 game sweep of the Nets in the Meadowlands.

A new chapter begins on Saturday in Brooklyn at 8pm EST on ESPN. 

"ILLEST-TRATIONS"

upnorthtrips:

5 Great Illustrated NBA Media Covers of the 90s.

Quick update gang: Bulls win. Heat lose.

The medical recommendation for Rose by the surgery was eight to 12 months. It is now 10 months in. As Thibodeau says, right on schedule. Not necessarily to play, but in rehabilitation. And as I’ve noted, even if Rose returns this season it’s only as a part time player. Though it is a good lesson for him as it was for LeBron. Most don’t love you. They cheer for you so they can experience their own good feelings, be it their team or their wager or them declaring themselves a winner by you efforts. It’s the other side of what athletes say about the game becoming a business. Players unfortunately find out they are equally disposable to many fans. Can you blame them that much when they then don’t stop for autographs or blow off appearances. Now here’s a kid who has been a wonderful role model, never in trouble, dedicated to his family, taking terrible blows in games like those vicious falls after being smacked down by Dwight Howard and playing though excruciating pain and putting himself on the line in big playoff games again and again against the top players in the league, bringing home to Chicago honors and declaring his fidelity to the city. So he has a career changing injury. And yes, an injury like that often does change your career. While just a kid, just 23 years old. You are indestructible one day and the next you can’t walk or stand up without help and you have to go through long day after long day learning to walk again and it’s not even a year yet in a doctor’s recommendation that full recovery isn’t for 12 to 18 months and people are calling you names. So you wonder why athletes get like they do sometimes. I’m not suggesting Derrick is or even hears this stuff as he stays pretty much to his family and the team. I’m around the team enough to know his relationship with the players isn’t any different than it was a year ago
— Bulls beat writer Sam Smith goes ether on the weird Derrick Rose fan backlash in his latest mailbag

flawless. (R)

Nate Robinson won Eastern Conference player of the week for, among other things, really really really annoying the hell out of Brandon Jennings.

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
You love it when a young guy who was at the end of the bench, biding his time, improving, finally gets his shot and the aim is true. Never mind that Rookie/Soph game snub, Jimmy Butler is for real. Last night in a road win at Milwaukee, 18 points, 5 boards and defense worthy of his head coach’s reputation. 
Butler has proven to be an unexpected asset for Chicago who despite the Derrick Rose injury and costly free agent losses may still be the second best team in the East.
Speaking about Rose, the captain will accept your contact now. Spring is near.

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

You love it when a young guy who was at the end of the bench, biding his time, improving, finally gets his shot and the aim is true. Never mind that Rookie/Soph game snub, Jimmy Butler is for real. Last night in a road win at Milwaukee, 18 points, 5 boards and defense worthy of his head coach’s reputation. 

Butler has proven to be an unexpected asset for Chicago who despite the Derrick Rose injury and costly free agent losses may still be the second best team in the East.

Speaking about Rose, the captain will accept your contact now. Spring is near.

Derrick Rose running stairs before tip-off tonight.

Derrick Rose running stairs before tip-off tonight.

(via gotemcoach)

DERRICK ROSE AFTER BULLS DEFEAT MIAMI HEAT
Right around the corner…
#GotEmCoach

(via gotemcoach)

DERRICK ROSE AFTER BULLS DEFEAT MIAMI HEAT

Right around the corner…

#GotEmCoach

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Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun Times:

According to an NBA source, while ‘‘The Return’’ to the court for NBA games is still up in the air for Rose, the all-everything point guard could be just weeks away from practicing with the Bulls again…

‘‘That’s the belief that a couple of [the Bulls’] players are under,’’ the source said.

Rose has been expected to be able to play in games by February, but that has been inferred more than actually stated. Even if the Bulls receive the ultimate Christmas present of getting him back on the practice court just before Dec. 25, it doesn’t mean he’s necessarily ahead of that February schedule — or behind it.

I’m sure I share the cognitive dissonance of all Bulls fans when I say “Get well soon D. Rose; and don’t rush back.”

In related news: Ricky(-tikki) Rubio zipped a pass through a teammates legs in practice and feels good, and we might see Hey-mon Shumpert sometime in January.

Sad to hear the news today of the death of long-time NBA announcer Jim Durham. Durham had been calling games for ESPN Radio since 1996, but is most familiar to me and probably other 30-somethings from the Chicago-land area as the descriptive play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls from the mid-80’s until 1990. I personally spent a lot of weeknights sneaking to the edge of the stairs to listen in on Bulls games my father was watching that were on past my bedtime. And while nothing quite compares to seeing Michael Jordan hit a game-winner over Thurl Bailey in Utah the next best thing was listening to Durham’s call of it and the subsequent Johnny “Red” Kerr freak out. Also, wasn’t “bedtime” the suck?

From the time capsule, geek out to this 1990 Chicago Bulls pre-game show that includes Jim Durham and Chicago Tribune beat writer Sam Smith discussing, what else, the NBA trade deadline (6:10).

~SlapClap

(pic: hoopdreams)
Taj Gibson gave Bulls.com an update on Derrick Rose’s road to recovery:

"He’s improving quicker than people have expected him to improve. He’s in there every day and he’s pushing it to the limits every time I see him. I think he’ll come back even better than he was before … he’s already been pushing his legs and it’s great."

"Don’t rush back too soon" and “Get well soon.”
Two competing sentiments. Reflection of a nimble mind.

(pic: hoopdreams)

Taj Gibson gave Bulls.com an update on Derrick Rose’s road to recovery:

"He’s improving quicker than people have expected him to improve. He’s in there every day and he’s pushing it to the limits every time I see him. I think he’ll come back even better than he was before … he’s already been pushing his legs and it’s great."

"Don’t rush back too soon" and “Get well soon.

Two competing sentiments. Reflection of a nimble mind.

(Source: harrys-bigthing)

(via topddong)

“It’s frustrating, but nobody died. Learn from it and move on.” - Joakim Noah

"But Nobody Died," Bulls motto 2011-2012

(via topddong)

“It’s frustrating, but nobody died. Learn from it and move on.” - Joakim Noah

"But Nobody Died," Bulls motto 2011-2012

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