Mason Plumlee put a shoulder into Jimmy Butler, and Butler stuck out his legs to trip Plumlee, but it was only Butler who got a technical. Now Butler wants Plumlee to pay his fine, and he knows exactly where to send the invoice. »
Derrick Rose has been playing this season with double vision produced by a broken left orbital bone in his face. I am no medical expert, but this sounds like an active hindrance to the practice of playing NBA basketball, and Rose’s career-low stats back this up. »
For a maybe-bad team, the Wolves are really fun to watch. Karl-Anthony Towns looks good and tall and spry, Ricky Rubio is finally healthy, and Young Cock Andrew Wiggins has, so far, done a better job converting his all-world athleticism into production than last year. And he won Rookie Of The Year last year. »
The lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose, accusing him of drugging and gang raping an ex-girlfriend, provides more details about what the woman says happened that night in Los Angeles. The complaint actually names 13 defendants—Rose and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, and 10 unnamed “John Does”—and lists… »
The NBA’s worst-kept secret will finally be revealed publicly tomorrow, as according to a number of reporters, the Chicago Bulls will name Fred Hoiberg their head coach. Adrian Wojnarowski has been reporting for at least a month that the Bulls intended on replacing Tom Thibodeau with Hoiberg. The only question was… »
NBA writer Sam Smith wrote a thoughtful eulogy following the demise of Tom Thibodeau’s stint with the Chicago Bulls, and the article contains an anecdote about how Thibodeau, who gets caught up in an intense obsession with every objective, prepared for a first pitch at a Cubs-White Sox game right after his first… »
The Bulls fired intense, sweaty mess Tom Thibodeau today after their season ended in the second round to the Cavaliers. It seems odd to fire a coach who led his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons, but owner Jerry Reinsdorf’s quote in a team statement hints that there was more to the decision than… »
Watching LeBron James suplex the Bulls last night felt like bumping into an old friend. He does this at least once every postseason, but the first big LeBron Game of the summer is always a pleasant reminder of just what the greatest player in the world is really capable of. Hey guys, LeBron is here, and he’s gonna win… »
The Cavaliers evened the Eastern Conference semis thanks to LeBron James’s game-winning shot Sunday, so head coach David Blatt attempting to call a timeout with none remaining didn’t end up damning Cleveland to a loss. Blatt should still get shit for it, though, and he should definitely get shit for the ways he’s been… »
I mean, it’s almost enough to start buying that this won’t end in the same old Bulls calamity. Derrick Rose banked in a three at the buzzer, and the Bulls are up 2-1 against the Cavs.
Tom Thibodeau is one of the best coaches in the NBA. This much is unarguable. He spent a decade as an assistant running some of the league’s best defenses, and his strong side overload scheme has been aped and stolen by every other team. And throughout the numerous injuries to Derrick Rose and other top players, the… »
Look, man, nobody here wants to jinx Derrick Rose, but we’re three playoff games into his return from his latest knee injury, and he looks [lowers voice to a cautious whisper] pretty damn good.
It’s kind of crazy that we’re still hearing new stories about Michael Jordan’s famously hyper-competitive streak this far past his playing career. Today, Kendall Gill posted a video of one particular incident when MJ got his revenge on him and Alonzo Mourning after the young ‘uns had the audacity to poke His Airness: »
Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriend Mieka Reese—who he dated for a number of years and gave birth to their son Derrick Jr. in 2012—posted the following on Instagram, along with the simple caption “W E D N E S D A Y”: »