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Nobody was really sure where Ernie Johnson was going, least of all Isiah Thomas, when he asked, “I feel like we can probably ask anything we want here, right?” Thomas sounded understandably tentative when Johnson posed that question to him on an episode of NBA TV’s Open Court. Thomas had to wonder if Johnson would tell him that he ruined the Knicks. Or that he ruined Florida International. Or that he ruined the Continental Basketball Association. Really, the possibilities were endless. Johnson instead floated a relative softball by asking Thomas if he regretted not shaking hands with Michael Jordan and the Bulls following the Pistons’ loss in the 1991 Eastern Conference finals. The two-time defending champion Pistons were unceremoniously swept by the Bulls, who they had owned in the postseason up to that point, and Thomas’ crew walked off the court at the end of Game 4 without acknowledging the victorious Bulls. “Absolutely,” Thomas said. “Now, and the reason why I would is, looking...

Derrick Rose: 'If it’s my Mom on the court, she’s going to get killed'

Derrick Rose is pumped, raring to go, ready to get back to doing what he does best: Attack opponents on the court, break them down and ultimately destroy them with his dynamic basketball skills. As the Chicago Bulls point guard readies himself to make his long-awaited comeback following a grueling rehabilitation after knee surgery in […]The post Derrick Rose: ‘If it’s my Mom...

WATCH: Derrick Rose returns, scores first basket of preseason

Eventually, the Derrick Rose jokes will subside. Pretty soon, it will be an after thought that he decided to remain in a suit and tie even though his team needed him and he was medically cleared. The recent struggles of […]

Jimmy Butler was surprised that Tyson Chandler knew who he was

Over the last couple season, Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has made a name for himself as solid defender and a talented swing forward. Recently, Butler told the below story to ESPN Chicago about the time that he ran into Tyson Chandler while getting dinner in Los Angeles and being surprised that Tyson knew who he was: “I was having dinner and Tyson Chandler came up to me and...

Noah switching shoes likely to Adidas

A mild groin injury will keep Joakim Noah out of Saturday's exhibition opener in Indiana and likely Monday's second contest in St. Louis against the Grizzlies. But Noah still can't escape talk about his feet which have been plagued by plantar fasciitis in two of his previous four seasons. Though Noah is hopeful work with renowned French osteopath Fabrice Gautier has...

Brandon Jennings fires back at Larry Sanders

Brandon Jennings said something that Larry Sanders took offense to so Sanders popped off to Jennings. And now it's Jennings turn to respond. The quick summary: After being traded to the Pistons Jennings said he was excited to be playing with better bigs. So Sanders replied with "he has to pass to them first." Sick burn. Your turn Mr. Jennings: “I had to I had to...

D-Rose: ‘If It’s my Mom on the Court, She’s Going to get Killed’

The anticipation for Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose to return to the court has only been gaining steam as the commencement of the 2013 NBA season gets closer. Rose, appears to be fully healthy for the first time since his devastating ACL tear over a year ago. After sitting out the season, the former […]

Team Preview: Detroit Pistons

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter, @a_santiago1517 Team Preview: Detroit Pistons Eighth up on the team previews are the Detroit Pistons. How many teams had a better offseason than the Pistons? The Pistons made some offseason splashes and went from a non-contending team to a contender within the span of a couple of months. Let’s take a look at the moves they made this offseason...

Derrick Rose Scores First Points Since Tearing ACL

Derrick Rose returned to the court in the Bulls first preseason game against the Pacers Saturday for the first time in 525 days. His first bucket since tearing his ACL in April of 2012, a drive to the hoop,  came with 8:50 to go in the first quarter. The post Derrick Rose Scores First Points Since Tearing ACL appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

Derrick Rose Scores First Basket In 526 Days For The Bulls

I can’t explain how excited I was to see D-Rose back on the hardwood. His first basket may have not been beautiful, but it is hard not to smile. The 2011 MVP made his preseason debut on Saturday when his Bulls took on Pacers and got his first hoop towards the end of the first quarter. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

2013/14 NBA Team Preview Haikus: Chicago Bulls

    High flying slam dunks, gorgeous crossovers, a beautifully executed give and go - basketball is an art form.  So, with that in mind, The Hoops Manifesto is putting an artistic twist on your run of the mill NBA team previews: our previews for all 30 NBA teams will take the form of a haiku.  Next up: Chicago Bulls

Brandon Jennings: I had to take all those shots with Bucks

New Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings today defended his shot selection while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. Former teammate Larry Sanders may feel that Jennings should have passed more but Jennings thinks the only way the Bucks had a chance was for him and backcourt mate Monta Ellis to take the majority of shots. "I had to I had to though” he said. “I mean I had...

Derrick Rose Ranked #2 in Jersey Sales in the World Last Season

I will not stand for your jokes about Derrick Rose’s suit as his jersey. The King was #1.  LeBron James has the world’s best-selling NBA jersey. The Miami Heat star and four-time league MVP tops the NBA’s global list of jersey sales for this past season, according to numbers released Tuesday. James — who also has the top-selling jersey in the United States — outsold Derrick...

Michael Jordan statue in Chicago dons Northwestern football jersey.

Northwestern's attempts to rebrand itself as "Chicago's Big Ten Team"may finally be catching on. At least to the point that the city is acknowledging the school's existence. With the Wildcats hosting Ohio State this weekend, the statue of the Windy City's greatest sports icon is showing its support. We are Chicago's Big Ten Team. #B1GCats pic.twitter...

Rose will 'go at' anyone on court -- even mom

Poor Brenda Rose. Her son Derrick returned to practice after getting held out of Monday's scrimmage and the Bulls' day off Tuesday and looked "great" according to coach Tom Thibodeau. And then Derrick explained the mindset that led Thibodeau to say "he attacked" throughout said practice. "I'm a guy where whoever is on the court I'm going...

Isiah Thomas Regrets Not Shaking MJ’s Hand in 1991 Playoffs (Video)

Hindsight is always 20/20, so it’s understandable when a person is able to look back and realize they made a mistake. It might take some time, but most people are able to recognize the mistakes that they have made. Former Detroit Pistons’ guard Isiah Thomas is apparently no different. But what he specifically regrets, might […]
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