| Apr 23, 2011
| 3:22 PM
The Lakers were determined to get off to a great start and silence the New Orleans crowd. That they did.
The Lakers led by 7 after one, and went on to an 100-86 win in game 3 of their first round Western Conference series.
The Lakers have plenty of...
| Oct 9, 2008
| 10:09 PM
An announced crowd of 16,440 visited the United Center on Thursday night to see the Bulls debuts of No. 1 pick Derrick Rose and coach Vinny Del Negro.
Nobody knows if their respective careers will arc to triumphant points where, one day, 30,000 will...
| Oct 10, 2008
| 8:29 PM
For one third-quarter stretch during Friday night's 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Vinny Del Negro's vision coalesced.
Players, most notably Thabo Sefolosha, guarded passing lanes and forced turnovers. Lanes were filled....
| Nov 7, 2008
| 9:39 PM
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro insisted he was not trying to make a statement Friday night when he changed two starters in his lineup.
Perhaps not. But the entire team seemed to get the message.
The Bulls won their third game of the season in impressive...
| Nov 9, 2008
Not only do the Bulls no longer have a crowded backcourt, the number of their available players is dwindling as well.
With Kirk Hinrich, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes and Michael Ruffin injured and in street clothes, the Bulls dressed just 10 players...
| Apr 9, 2008
| 9:12 PM
The Magic has clinched the Eastern Conference playoff's third seed. The Bulls have clinched a trip to Secaucus, N.J., for the draft lottery.
Players are acknowledging the difficulty in finding motivation at the end of a demoralizing season.
| Apr 16, 2008
| 9:35 PM
If you're just crawling out from the rock under which you hid when, say, Scott Skiles got fired or Ben Wallace got traded or another loss followed another off-the-court transgression, here's all you need to know about the Bulls' 42nd season:
On a night...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 10:55 PM
Even though his fascination with playing for the Bulls has faded, Kobe Bryant heard the United Center cheers, both then and now.
"A couple of my friends played against the Bulls when [the 'Kobe' chants] took place [earlier this season]," Bryant said...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:16 PM
After fielding positive question after positive question about Aaron Gray, Bulls coach Scott Skiles paused to warn people about going overboard when a rookie has two straight good games.
A rarely heard sound emanating from the Bulls' postgame locker room...
| Dec 21, 2007
| 7:01 PM
Once, after a game like the Bulls' an unemotional, indifferent 107-82 loss Friday night to the Celtics, former Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons gathered his players in the locker room and symbolically flushed the toilets.
Just flush this one away and...
| Dec 31, 2007
| 12:18 PM
What's happening to Sam's mailbag? Don't you realize that frustrated Bulls fans need you? Anyway, I'm sick of the accumulation of young "assets." It's time to use them and consolidate a little. How's this trade? Bulls send Ben Gordon, Andres Nocioni and...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 3:11 PM
I recall that at the time of the Tyson Chandler trade, many people predicted that the Bulls would regret getting Wallace in a year or two. He was already slipping. Also, obtaining Wallace did not mean the Bulls had to give away Tyson Chandler for almost...