Monday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Grizzlies featured two teams who had big dreams this offseason, but were waylaid by early injuries to their top players. With Marc Gasol and Derrick Rose out, the teams have soldiered on, though with little success. The same could be said for embattled backup point guard D.J. Augustin, who was disastrous for the Pacers last year. But he’s been solid filling in for Chicago’s oft-injured backcourt, and his dime to Taj Gibson on Monday night, was most definitely highlight-worthy stuff. Read More »
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LeBron James gives us not one, not two, not three, but four spectacular dunks over the past week, leading the charge in an excellent week for poster slams, putbacks and improbable alley-oops.
Joining LeBron includes such usual suspects as Chicago’s Taj Gibson, as well as the Clippers’ Blake Griffin. However, the magnitude of their dunks may end up falling well short of passing up any of the dunks of LeBron. Read More »
The Chicago Bulls were a long way from home on Christmas Day. They traveled to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to take on a Nets team still reeling from the loss of Brook Lopez for the year. But even away from the comforts of friends and family on the holiday, Bulls big man Taj Gibson still provided his own gift for Bulls fans. Read More »
A number of mainstays of the top 10 dunks of the week are featured, including Chicago’s resident creator of posters, as well as two former teammates with the Oklahoma CIty Thunder serving up facials on the fast break. Read More »
The visiting Bulls were trailing 90-88 in Milwaukee with under 10 seconds left, when Mike Dunleavy opened up curling around a pair of screens at the top of the three-point line. Kirk Hinrich passed him the ball, and in one motion, he jacked up a three-pointer. The ball clanked hard off the glass, but ricocheted right through the cylinder to give the Bulls a crazy victory. Read More »
Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan’s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »
Nothing gets us going in the Dime offices like a good ol’ fashioned debate, and the best debates are the ones that get heated. Trying to rate the best dunkers in the league is unanimously impossible. Do you want style? Force? Does a big man get points taken away? If a player is an epic dunker in warmups, does that count?
Back in the day, we had Vince Carter and there was no denying what type of dunker he was. But in the current NBA, outside of perhaps one or two guys, you could make a case for anyone. Read More »
Team LAUNFD features a hodgepodge of former and current NBA players, Marcus Williams and Taj Gibson, and Bobby Brown of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). But they play well together and they just got one step closer to their fourth consecutive Drew League championship by beating the Top Prospects team with Jordan Crawford. Read More »
That was not a good showing by the Chicago Bulls tonight in Miami. In fact, it was historically bad – the 115-78 drubbing goes down as the worst playoff loss in Bulls franchise history.
Chicago was out-shot, out-run and out-toughed and their frustration was manifested in six player technical fouls, the most by any team in a playoff game since Boston had six against Indiana back in 2005. The T’s resulted in Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah both getting ejected in the fourth quarter. Gibson’s exit was particularly impressive. Read More »