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NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 1:08 pm

Report: Relations Between Thibodeau & Management “Beyond Repair”

Tom Thibodeau

Last week, there were conflicting reports Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and was in danger of getting canned before the remaining two years on his contract were fulfilled. His taskmaster approach has rubbed Bulls executives the wrong way, specifically playing his starters upwards of 40 minutes a night during the regular season while still holding regular practices. Now sources tell K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune Thibodeau’s relationship with GM Gar Forman and Executive VP John Paxson is “beyond repair” and Thibs could get terminated at the end of the season. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 11:00 am

Pau Gasol Says “It’s Huge Not To Have To Think About” Getting Traded

Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol

A lot of NBA fans (and trade machine aficionados) think of players like commodities to be bought and sold, or faceless cogs in the machine that is their favorite basketball team. General managers sometimes think this way, too, which can lead to teams like the disappointing 2012-13 Lakers with Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and the specter once known as two-time MVP Steve Nash. But they’re people, just like everyone else, with frailties and foibles, battling the psychological demons all of us do. Pau Gasol recently brought this human element to the forefront in a conversation with Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding when he admitted the constant trade rumors sat like an albatross around his neck during his time in LA. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Stephen Curry’s No-Look Dime & Perfect Lob

Stephen Curry, Joakim Noah

During a back-and-forth battle in Oakland, it was none other than Stephen Curry (shocker, right?) who made the viewers’ heads spin with two brilliant plays in transition: a picture-perfect lob to Harrison Barnes and a snazzy no-look dime to David Lee. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:45 am

Derrick Rose Says “My Game Is Coming Back Slowly” After OT Game-Winner

Klay Thompson, Derrick Rose

The Warriors-Bulls game last night started at a frenetic pace. Derrick Rose connected on a pair of three-pointers early. Then there was a brief return to his historic levels on Friday for Klay Thompson, who started 6-of-6 and had 15 before the six minute mark. Things settled down after that, but amped up for an overtime session that culminated with Rose hitting the game winner with seven seconds left. Read More »

Video / Jan 25, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Watch Derrick Rose Glide For Swooping Reverse Layup Versus Heat

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chicago Bulls Vine)

The wildly improved outside shooting is great. But what really has us excited about Derrick Rose’s recent play is the frequency with which he’s attacking the rim, and how he’s doing it once he gets there. Watch the Chicago Bulls superstar tap into MVP-winning self on this swooping, up-and-under reverse layup early in his team’s game against the Miami Heat. Read More »

Smack / Jan 23, 2015 / 3:00 pm

D-Rose & Popovich Dismiss Rumors Tom Thibodeau Has Lost The Locker Room

Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose

This seemed ridiculous, which is why we didn’t report it earlier this week. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Bulls point guard Derrick Rose think so, too. Earlier this week reports flitted to the surface that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and his overbearing, almost militaristic zeal for working his players had disenchanted some members of the Bulls, who had started to tune him out. That was the explanation for Chicago dropping six of their last eight games. Last night, after Rose and the Bulls beat up the Spurs, Rose came to his coach’s defense and so did Popovich. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 23, 2015 / 12:15 am

GIF: This Behind-The-Back Assist Proves Manu Ginobili Is A Warlock

Manu Ginobili

The Spurs got crushed by the Bulls tonight with Derrick Rose performing a retro waltz at the United Center. The wily Argentinian Manu Ginobili got into the fun, too. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Shimmies & Shakes On Reverse Layup

Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose

The same night it became apparent Derrick Rose isn’t back to the All-Star level according to the fans, he went off momentarily when the Bulls beat down the Spurs on TNT. We see too little of the Tasmanian Devil in his post-surgery game (to be expected), but the bouncy changes of motion and driving angles that shouldn’t exist, but bend space for him anyway, sometimes coalesce still. A reverse layup five minutes into the third quarter shows this more than prose can. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 20, 2015 / 10:30 am

Derrick Rose After Another Bulls Loss: “It’s (Bleeping) Irritating”

Derrick Rose, Timofey Mozgov

The Chicago Bulls were beaten by 14 in Cleveland last night, despite LeBron’s lackluster effort on this play. It’s their sixth loss in their last eight, and it dropped them a game back of the Raptors — who are also having a tough 2015 so far. Derrick Rose vented his frustration after the game, when he mentioned the Bulls getting on the “same page” or they were going to continue to get their “a** kicked.” Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2015 / 9:30 am

Video: More Lazy Defense By LeBron James

LeBron James, Chicago Bulls

The Cavs won again last night, 108-94, their third in a row after falling below .500 last week. LeBron James put in 26 points on 52 percent shooting against a Bulls team that’s lost two in a row and six of their last 10. While James played well, there was another play that showed LeBron can sometimes take a defensive possession off. Read More »