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Derrick, Kevin, Rajon, and Dirk welcome back

There was an eerily unfamiliar scene frequented across NBA hardwoods last season. While Lebron James and Kevin Durant dazzled the hoops landscape in their respective cities in their usually exciting fashion, other NBA cities’ fans, namely those in Chicago and Minneapolis, peered down to courts noticeably vacant of their team’s stars. Last season fans saw a league seemingly terrorized by a rash of major injuries that absolutely altered the overall feel and mood of the campaign. No Derrick Rose dashing past defenders at the rim.  No Dirk Nowitzki, for an extended portion of 2012-13, fading away off one-leg from the top of the circle.  No Kevin Love picking, popping and swallowing up every carrom that came his way. No.  Those NBA standbys were absent from the court, and because of that, absent from our … Read entire article »

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Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose paid $400K each for Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend appearance

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose paid $400K each for Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend appearance

The current stars of the NBA sure aren’t acting like a bunch of dejected victims during this whole crazy lockout.  With the unique and unusual opportunity to just let things ride and experience new things players are making it known that they can and will profit in untapped and emerging markets that the World of basketball now has to offer. This enjoyment of the game and validation, if you will, that it is indeed a “player’s … Read entire article »

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Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

According to multiple reports reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant is set to replace Clippers’ big man DeAndre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend from Manila, Philippines scheduled for this coming Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. “Kevin Durant is replacing Deandre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate Weekend,” said Chot Reyes, Executive Director of the MVP Sports Foundation, via his Twitter account Monday evening. The highly anticipated two-day event is slated to feature the likes … Read entire article »

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The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Chicago Bulls are not heavily favored to beat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in this epic 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Finals’ showdown, but based on their consistent, team-oriented style of play on both ends throughout the season, maybe they should be. That didn’t stop Vegas from, ultimately, favoring the Heat 2-to-1 over the Bulls in the East Finals and 13 out of 16 esteemed and, for the most part, well-respected ESPN experts … Read entire article »

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Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

At just the tender age of 22, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose became the youngest player ever to win the NBA’s coveted MVP award.  The announcement came late Tuesday afternoon in a press conference from Chicago, Illinois. The first Bull to secure the award since the great Michael Jordan brought it home to the “Windy City” after the 1997-98 season, Rose, one of Chicago’s very own, delighted NBA fans everywhere this season with his determined … Read entire article »

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Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

The Atlanta Hawks are having some fun these days. With an all-important franchise victory over the 4th-seeded Orlando Magic in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs last week, the team’s spokesman Arthur Triche took it upon himself to have a laugh at the expense of one Jameer Nelson. Before Monday night’s Semifinal round tip-off between the 1-seed Chicago Bulls and the 5th-seeded Hawks, Triche gave the team a jovial and redemptive boost by leaving two Game … Read entire article »

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Bulls defense stifle Celtics backcourt in Eastern Conference playoff preview

Believe it or not there’s much more to the Chicago Bulls story this season than Derrick Rose’s MVP chances. Thursday night in a prime-time matchup with the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics, the Bulls showed the TNT viewing audience that as a unit they can play defense with the best of them; putting  in an impressive defensively-charged 97-81 victory in front of 23,067 Chicago faithful. Challenging entry passes and shadowing the Celtics perimeter players relentlessly those surprising Bulls sent a clear message to the rest of the league that defense predicates everything they do. That aforementioned Bulls’ defense stifled the Celtics All-Star backcourt of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo into a horribly cold 12-of-34 shooting night, ultimately holding the Celtics as a team to just 38.4% shooting from the field. Allen, … Read entire article »

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JaVale McGee post rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in loss to Bulls

JaVale McGee post rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in loss to Bulls

Washington Wizards’ starting center JaVale McGee posted a rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in a 98-79 loss to the Bulls Tuesday night from the United Center in downtown Chicago, Illinois. His 12 block total was the most by a player in an NBA game since Keon Clark of the Toronto Raptors sent away 12 shots almost to the day, a decade ago on March 23, 2001. The 7-0, 252-pound McGee fell just three shy of the franchise … Read entire article »

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Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

MVP Race 2/28/2011 – 3/06/2011 1. Derrick Rose 24.6 ppg, 8.1 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.1 spg – Hard to deny Rose’s numero uno positioning in the NBA MVP rankings this week.  After helping lead the Chicago Bulls to a 89-81 victory over fellow MVP candidate Dwight Howard’s unpredictable Orlando Magic, Rose capped off yet another strong week of play with a 27-point, 5-assist effort against the suddenly human Miami Heat Sunday afternoon. In … Read entire article »

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