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Smack, Twitter / Dec 26, 2014 / 11:45 am

MJ To Kobe Aftering Getting Passed On All-Time Scoring List: “Go Get Karl [Malone]”

Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, MJ [insert phrase about his competitiveness here] apparently told Kobe to go after Karl Malone, who is next on the all-time list. Read More »

Video / Dec 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade Are Giving “No Gifts” To Opponents This Christmas

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. NBA)

This is the season of giving. And while NBA stars like Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade, and Steph Curry are putting their fortune to generous use off the court, they won’t be doing so onit. In this amusing new spot from the NBA, watch Irving, Wade, Curry, and more fuel training in advance of Christmas day games by insisting they’re giving “no gifts” this season. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Derrick Rose & Pau Gasol Throw A Block Party Against The Hawks

Al Horford, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol

Who says defense can’t be thrilling? Two of the Bulls’ stars, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, each flexed their defensive muscles on Monday night while visiting the Atlanta Hawks, but it was their offense that eventually failed them. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2014 / 8:30 pm

GIF: Cody Zeller Powers Right Through Pau Gasol For Two-Handed Smash

Cody Zeller

Pau Gasol is an underrated rim-protector. This play isn’t a good example of that reality. Watch the Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller power right through the Chicago Bulls big man for a powerful two-handed smash. Read More »

NBA / Nov 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

GIF: Derrick Rose & Joakim Noah Laugh, Gesticulate Like Kids After Bulls’ Win

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Just how good are things for the 8-3 Chicago Bulls? After soundly beating the Los Angeles Clippers last night to remain undefeated on the road, the preternaturally serious Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah laughed and gesticulated like schoolboys. Read More »

Smack / Nov 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Pau Gasol: “I Think L.A. Will Always Be A Lakers City. 16 Banners Are 16 Banners”

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol definitely knows how to COUNT THE RINGZZZZZ. Before the Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center last night while Gasol was sidelined, the former Los Angeles Laker said that L.A. would “always be a Lakers city.” Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Nov 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

Kobe Says Anthony Davis “Can Be One Of The Greatest Power Forwards Who Has Ever Played”

Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis

Game recognizes game. After the Lakers lost to the Grizzlies last night, 107-102, they traveled to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans tonight at 8PM ET. The Orange County Register‘s Bill Oram talked to Kobe Bryant about young stud power forward Anthony Davis, and Mamba was effusive with his praise for the 21-year-old Pellies big man. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Derrick Rose Crosses Up J Smoove & Scoops No-Look Dime To Pau Gasol

Derrick Rose, Andre Drummond

The dramatic open-court skills of Derrick Rose were on full display last night with a few moves that made Bulls fans caterwaul for different reasons then they have over the last two seasons. Rose scampered for a one-man fast break and showed off his ridiculous hang-time for a double-pump assist to Joakim Noah. Another of his team-high seven assists showed how nimbly he vivisects the defense on the break. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 30, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Derrick Rose Goes High Off The Glass To Finish

Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls cruised past the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, 104-80, and they didn’t even need a spectacular game from returning point guard Derrick Rose. He was relatively quiet in his 21 minutes of action, but he did manage to drop a wrong-footed floater high off the glass. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

Pau Gasol On Coach Not Letting Him Finish A Game: “He Doesn’t Trust You”

Tom Thibodeau, Pau Gasol

In Minnesota’s 113-112 win over the Bulls during Friday’s final preseason games, recent free agent signee, Pau Gasol, only played a little over three minutes of action in the fourth quarter and wasn’t on the court down the stretch. He tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, how important finishing games means to him, even though coach Tom Thibodeau has been noncommittal when it comes to who among Pau, Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah will be on the court at the end of the game. Read More »