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Josh Smith Following 9-Assist 2nd Half: This Is Why I Came Here

Josh Smith controlled the second half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Smith had 13 points, six rebounds and nine assists in 20 minutes in the second half. Of those nine assists, six were on dunks and five were lobs to Dwight Howard. Toni Kukoc is the only other forward since 1985 to record nine or more assists as a reserve in a playoff game. "This is...
Via RealGM
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

72 is Safe

If you’re looking for the greatest team in NBA history, look no further than Randy Brown, Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Jack Haley, John Salley, Dickey Simpkins, Bill Wennington, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, Toni Kukoc and Luc Longley. Oh, and that Jordan guy, his buddy Scottie and some wacky-haired worm.  I’m talking of course about the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, owners...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Mirotic the Next Dirk Nowitzki?

Nobody really knew who Nikola Mirotic was when he came to the NBA this past season. However, Bulls fans have been hearing about how great of a shooter he was. He has been compared to Toni Kukoc, but Kukoc was more of a passer. Mirotic is a stretch 4. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed with […]
Via Legion Report
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Is Nikola Mirotic the Next Toni Kukoc?

One of the burning questions for the Chicago Bulls this season rests on new addition Nikola Mirotic.  Can he match the outstanding success of Toni Kukoc?  Well, that is a hard question to answer so below will be a comparison of the two based on stats when they entered the league.  Then a couple of videos will illustrate what Kukoc brought to the Bulls during his memorable run...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Greatest NBA Teams Championship Matchup: Lakers vs Bulls

And then there were two. Over the course of the past couple weeks, Sportsnaut has been engaging in an interactive Greatest NBA Champion tournament, which pitted the 16-best NBA championship teams in the history of the league against one another in a NCAA-like one-and-done tournament.  There were some surprises along the way, but at the end of the day we have come up with the two...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilarious Story About Toni Kukoc’s First Dinner In America

Posted to Chicago BullsToni Kukoc was recently interviewed by SLAM Magazine and had a hilarious story to tell about his first dinner in the United States: “For my first real meal in the States, I read the menu and ordered pasta, salad and soup and thought they were smaller European-style portions. When they brought the food to the table I had enough food to feed eight people. So...
Via Sports Mockery
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No, the Bulls Would NOT Have Won 8 Straight Titles Had Jordan Not Retired

Would the Chicago Bulls have won 8 straight titlesif Michael Jordan didn't retire?  Would they evenhad won a total of six?It has been 20 years since 1994 and ESPN and other parts of the media has been looking back at the NBA Finals that year.  ESPN has dubbed them the "Forgotten Finals" and for good reason, even though the series went the full seven games with the Rockets beating...
Via Sportz Assassin
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect: Dario Saric – Croatia

Dario Saric Of all the European players in the draft, Saric is the one scouts have the most information on.  Dario Saric has been playing professional basketball in Croatia since 2009, but is still 19 years old.  This kid is experienced!  In fact, he just led his team to an Adriatic League championship.  Projected as a top-10 pick in last year’s draft, Saric decided to return...
Via TornBySports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc endorses TNT’s Steve Kerr for Knicks Coach

With the vultures circling Madison Square Garden and looking down at the fate of New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson, one name which keeps popping up as a potential replacement is TNT’s Steve Kerr. In March, Kerr’s name was mentioned after Phil Jackson was hired as team president. Kerr played down the rumors, but did not necessarily deny them. Now a former teammate has given his...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Be Wary Chicago, Nikola Mirotic May Have Trouble Adjusting to NBA

Chicago Bulls Basketball – The time seems to finally be upon us Chicago Bulls fans; Nikola Mirotic looks to be making his jump to the NBA next season. After three years overseas playing for Real Madrid, all signs point to the 23-year-old forward joining the 2014-15 Bulls roster. Mirotic has been a dominant force in Europe to this point. With a league MVP already under his belt...
Via Sports Mockery
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Phil Jackson Win Without Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan?

Getty Images What happens when you look on the floor and you see Kobe Bryant, Shaquille Oneal, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. As a coach you are thinking you have the best job in the NBA. Those players will easily get you a few rings and recognition as one of the greatest coaches of all time. But if you were to throw in names like Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Pau Gasol, Andrew...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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