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 […]
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

1990 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  Next...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Serbia’s FIBA Silver Medal Celebration Puts America To Shame

Team USA may have blown out Serbia by 37 points in the FIBA World Cup final on Sunday, but the award for Best After Party most certainly belongs to the silver medal winners. While the stars of Team USA returned home to prepare for NBA training camps (which, oh by the way, start in roughly two weeks), the Serbians received a hero’s welcome at their parliament building, where the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 15, 2014  |  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

Brandon Jennings Calls Kobe ‘Greatest Ever’, Says MJ Had Better Supporting Cast

Brandon Jennings went on a Twitter rant Tuesday where he called Kobe Bryant “the greatest ever,” citing that Michael Jordan had a better supporting cast in winning his rings. Micheal Jordan had more “Help” winning his rings then Kobe. #debate #yallfightingthat — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) August 19, 2014 Kobe Had Shaq. MJ had Pippen, Dennis, Ron Harper, Horace...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Voting: Results for Bucks, New Poll for Bulls

Voting for the Bucks poll on who their best player is at each position over NBA history is closed, and after one mere vote, we have our results. Our only voter, commenter Ron, voted on these players: Guard: Ray AllenGuard: Oscar RobertsonForward: Marques JohnsonForward: Vin BakerCenter: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The next team to be voted on is the Chicago Bulls. Here are some candidates...
Via The League News
July 10, 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...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Dario Saric

Dario Saric Croatia (Born 1994) Small Forward/Power Forward 6’10″ 223 lbs   Accolades: FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2010) FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2012) Croatian League Finals MVP (2013) FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2013) Adriatic League MVP (2014) Adriatic League Finals MVP (2014)   The Good: - extremely skilled player for his size - ‘point...
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June 19, 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...
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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...
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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...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Throwback Thursday – NBA Minutes Leaders

If you feel like Carmelo Anthony has barely left the court this season, you’re not alone. Melo’s 38.8 minutes per game lead the league, and given New York’s playoff situation, things aren’t going to get any easier on him over the next six games. Still, he probably wishes that he could be on the floor as much as Anthony Mason was back in 1996. Mason was the last member of...
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April 03, 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...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rising Stars Challenge, Another Success

(Courtesy of AP/espn.go) NBA All Star Weekend is here, and it is back in fashion, with the 63rd annual NBA All Star Weekend taking place in New Orleans. The Rookie Challenge is the first and one of the highlighted events in the weekend, The Rookie Challenge game was established in 1994, way back when, that game featured players such as PJ Brown, Chris Webber, Toni Kukoc and Rookie...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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