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The next hours and days will be the most pivitol time in the history of the Chicago Bulls’ franchise since 1998.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Gar Forman, John Paxson, and the Bulls’ FO are trying to land either, if not both of, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

These two free-agents are arguably the best players in the NBA. Both of these men sit atop of the superbly talented 2003 Draft Class. Wade is a one-time NBA champion in 2006, whereas “King James” is the 2-time reigning recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award.

What do the Bulls need to do […]

The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken a big gamble by firing Mike Brown on Monday. Brown had served as head coach for the Cavaliers for 5 seasons with no NBA championships and 1 Finals appearance to show for it. This might be foreshadowing of other […]

Since the year 1991, the Chicago Bulls have won more championships than any other franchise in the NBA – winning a total of six (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998). The next closest teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, at 4 apiece. The Bulls won these titles in dominant fashion. The NBA never saw such dominance since the 1960’s Boston Celtics, of Cousy and Russell, who won 10 of 11 during a stretch of time. But regardless, the 90’s Bulls undoubtedly featured the most dominant team in the history of the NBA. Bill Russell’s Celtics dominated in an era of fewer teams, prior to the ABA-NBA convergence, and before salary cap restrictions were placed on team owners. The Chicago Bulls run of 6 championships in 8 seasons separates them their stiff competition in the 1990’s. It separates them from the modern era teams, and the teams of the pre-shot-clock era. The Chicago Bulls’ dominance separates them, in a timeless fashion, from the rest of the NBA pack – as well as other professional sports franchises of any league (MLB, NFL, or NBA) of any single generation in American sports history.

There is obviously a key factor, or two, when detailing how the Bulls of 1991-98 were so successful. Chicago basketball featured two athletic horses, so to speak, in the form of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The 6’7” Small-Forward, drafted from Central Arkansas in 1987, evolved into the game’s most versatile weapon, as well as its most selfless […]

Regardless about anything the media speculates over, there are many things hard to deny. Mike Brown has not been satisfactory in terms of running a fine-tuned offense. LeBron James does not get the ball in his hands enough when teams go up on Cleveland; instead Brown seems hell-bent on sticking with his regulation rotation of players… going 10-12 deep into his bench, despite when nearly all other post-season coaches have cut their rosters down to 8-10. The […]

The Bulls played a hard-fought game. It became clear from the beginning that the Bulls were not just going to lay down and accept defeat, despite being down 1-3. The Bulls matched up fairly well with the Cavs. Most people originally suspected that Chicago would not be able to compete with the […]

The key for the Bulls is to be aggressive. They need to assert an up-tempo game by pushing the ball in transition. They have to make outlet passes – even on made Cleveland field goals. Derrick Rose is a constant for the Bulls on offense, but on defense he and Hinrich must watch Cleveland shooters […]

Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah each had 21 points. Noah also pulled down 20 rebounds, and Rose added 5 assists. LeBron James was hitting shots from all over the United Center on Sunday night – getting his 5th […]

The Bulls played a nearly flawless first half. It was almost shocking to see Rose’s extremely difficult reverse lay-up attempt not fall in the bucket as the first half’s time expired – it was just that good. Chicago really put the pressure on Cleveland, early on, by running the floor and making all of the hustle plays. They continued to force […]