TAG: Chicago Bulls

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Taj Gibson Abuses Omer Asik With The Slam

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bulls dominated the Rockets so thoroughly, we missed this next highlight. With the game already tidied away for Chicago, and less than nine minutes left in the final session as both team’s bench units were on the floor, Taj Gibson unloaded a mouthful on poor Omer Asik. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 1:43 am

Video: Mike Dunleavy Gets 10 Stitches & Comes Back On Fire

Mike Dunleavy

Maybe it’s all that time on the New York City subway, but Mike Dunleavy showed some cojones Thursday night in a Bulls blow out of the Rockets. With a little over seven minutes left in the second quarter, Chandler Parsons caught “Dun Dun” (â„… Joakim Noah) and opened up a bloody gash above his right eyebrow. But Dun Dun didn’t let the team down, and he was back on the court for an amazing third quarter. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 6:47 pm

Joakim Noah, His Father, Jimmy Butler & The Bulls Beat The Heat In Overtime

Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson

Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s unclear whether Joakim Noah‘s dad, Yannick, had anything to do with Chicago’s impressive overtime win over the 2-time defending champion Heat on Sunday afternoon, but he was too wrapped up in his son’s game to finish an interview during the game. We now know where his son got his intensity, though, and Noah’s overall game combined with Jimmy Butler‘s stifling defense on a still struggling LeBron James, and the Bulls got a big, 95-88, overtime win against the visiting Heat. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 6, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Joakim Noah Recruited Carmelo Anthony To The Bulls

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Everybody wants to know what Carmelo Anthony is doing this summer. Will he re-sign with the Knicks after opting out? Will he surprise everyone by opting in on the final year of his deal before unfettered free agency in the summer of 2015? Will he go to the Lakers? Can the Lakers even afford him with Kobe Bryant‘s new deal? Following recent rumors surrounding a “‘Melo to Chicago” sign when the Knicks played the Bulls, comes another report that Bulls center Joakim Noah recruited Carmelo to come to Chicago over All-Star weekend. Read More »

NBA / Mar 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Joakim Noah Should Win This Year’s Most Improved Player Award

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

The season was all but over for the Chicago Bulls after watching Derrick Rose suffer yet another knee injury, followed by the front office’s disappointing decision to trade away All-Star small forward Luol Deng for next to nothing (remember, just like Wu-Tang said: C.S.R.E.A.M, or Cap Space Rules Everything Around Me). Or so we thought. Instead Chicago rolled off a 20-9 record since the January 7 Deng trade, led by the incumbent face of the franchise, Joakim Noah. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 5, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Taj Gibson Says Mike Dunleavy Is A “Gangster” For Riding The Subway

Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy

Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

The pale specter of Mike Dunleavy resembles a frightful ghost in pigment alone. The 6-9 wing out of Duke nicknamed “the Natural” doesn’t usually inspire a lot of dread in opposing players, but maybe he should. That’s because teammate Taj Gibson recently told the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson Dunleavy was a “gangster” for riding the subway. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Deron Williams’ Sick Reverse Layup

Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer

Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Deron Williams might not ever be the player he was in Utah, but that doesn’t mean he can’t turn back the clock when he’s feeling healthy. He was feeling healthy during Brooklyn’s 96-80 domination of the visiting Bulls on Monday night. After catching the Paul Pierce dish, D-Will tossed in a remarkable reverse layup after breaking away from the clinging arm of Kirk Hinrich and around the outstretched arms of Carlos Boozer. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony Says Bulls Fan’s “Melo To Chicago” Was “A Good Sign”

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

During New York’s 19-point blowout in Chicago on Sunday, a sign in the stands read, “‘Melo to Chicago.” When Carmelo Anthony was asked about the sign after the game, he didn’t deflect the question or claim he didn’t see it. Instead, he complimented the sign, unleashing another albatross in New York’s plans to re-sign the NBA’s second leading scorer to an extension this season despite New York’s deplorable play. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 3, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Joakim Noah Goes Coast-To-Coast Against Sad Knicks Defense

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks lost a Sunday matinee to the Bulls by 19, and just when Knicks fans think they’ve finally reached the bottom, they keep descending further into the depths of the Eastern Conference playoff rankings. Joakim Noah, on a tear lately, recorded his fifth career triple-double on the day. His rebound and coast-to-coast scamper for a layup in the first quarter highlights New York’s abysmal attempts at defense and offers a microcosm for their season. Read More »