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Chicago Bulls Commit A COLOSSAL Blunder Tonight

Posted by sportsmaven on April 18, 2007

I can’t even begin to explain how disappointed I am in the performance of the Chicago Bulls tonight. The game just ended and I am completely stunned that the Bulls lost to what I consider a very beatable New Jersey Nets team. This game was billed as the most important game of the post-Michael Jordan Bulls and this team came out flat tonight. Flat, listless, without energy on the defensive end of the floor and it will now cost the Bulls dearly. The Bulls fell from the 2nd seed and a series with the Washington Wizards to the 5th seed and a series with the Miami Heat. IF the Bulls somehow make it past that series, they will most likely face the Detroit Pistons in the next round. This is not the formula for success in the NBA Playoffs.

Bulls Lose to Nets

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

I believe that the Bulls failed the most colossal test tonight that all high seed playoff teams learn and that is how to win the big game. It appears that the Bulls have still not learned that lesson. The psychological damage that tonight’s loss will leave a huge scar on the Bulls psyche. Big enough that the Bulls are most likely facing a one and done situation yet again, which is what I am predicting for this team.  And if that happens, yet another season down the drain…….

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Tyrus Thomas Is The New Rod Tidwell

Posted by sportsmaven on February 6, 2007

I am sure Cuba Gooding, Jr. is available to play Chicago Bulls F Tyrus Thomas in this next movie. Tyrus, poor Tyrus. After the NBA graciously invited Thomas to the NBA Slam-Dunk contest, Tyrus got a bit of Rex Grossman-itis. When asked if he was pleased about the invite Thomas graciously replied:

Tyrus ThomasRod Tidwell

“Not really,” Thomas said. “I’m just going to go out there, get my check and call it a day.”

Asked if an opportunity to rub elbows with some of the game’s greats could be beneficial for a rookie, Thomas kept unlacing.

“I’m just into the free money,” he said. “That’s it. I’ll just do whatever when I get out there.”

With Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Julius Irving, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter as judges, you can be sure that Mr. Thomas would be denied the ball from any of this group, just to teach him a lesson. My prediction for the Slam-Dunk contest? Tyrus, you finish dead last.

Oh, by the way — Mr. Paxson wants you to show him the money in tune to a fine of $10K. This could be the first time in league history that a slam dunk contestant actually has to pay to be in the contest. I am sure glad that Tyrus Thomas is a baskeball player and not my stockbroker…..

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