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  1. Rose wants to do away with salary cap. Of course he does.

    Oct 26, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    Right now, Derrick Rose is an absolute steal for the Chicago Bulls. Thank you, rookie pay scale! The league’s MVP made $5.6 million last season, well below market value, and is due to make just a shade under $7 million next season. Then his rookie deal ends and he’ll get max money (whatever that is…

  2. Derrick Rose is not going to play in Croatia. Never was.

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Rumors started to fly around on Tuesday that Derrick Rose was talking to KK Zagreb of Croatia and might go play there during the lockout. Nope. Never was going to happen. Rose has been consistent is saying he wasn’t going right now even though he was contacted by some teams. Including KK Zagreb, who made…

  3. Video: What’s it like to be in a pickup game with Derrick Rose?

    Oct 24, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose Playing Fans at 'Run with D Rose'

    Turns out, if you put NBA MVP Derrick Rose in a pickup game with a bunch of average Joes, he will make you look bad, even going half speed. Remember, he did an event to called “Run with D-Rose” promote his new adiRose 2 shoes (which are about to drop a new all-black version for…

  4. Joakim Noah dreaming of working out with Hakeem Olajuwon. It’s a pun, you see.

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    Hakeem Olajuwon’s such a popular guy. NBA Hall of Famer. Iconic center. And apparently every NBA player wants to work with him. Kobe Bryant worked with The Dream two years ago. Dwight Howard the past two summers. LeBron James recently. Well, add one more to the list of people who want to get in line…

  5. The enduring value of the Pacers’ undeserved playoff berth

    Oct 21, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

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    As third parties have banded about all kinds of system-related ideas in light of the lockout, I’ve seen the 2010-2011 Indiana Pacers, who finished the regular season with a 37-45 record, categorically used as evidence in support of an altered playoff system. As much as I understand the sentiment that teams so far under .500…

  6. Derrick Rose passenger in car stopped for DUI Friday

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    While you were sleeping last night — well, we assume you were sleeping but we’re not going to ask — Derrick Rose was hanging out in a Hollywood police station. Rose was not arrested, not charged with any wrongdoing. But he was not in a good place Thursday night into Friday morning. TMZ has the…

  7. Derrick Rose says it’s Stern’s fault, yada yada… wait, who’s in charge of the union?

    Oct 15, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    This is the paragraph I’m supposed to blockquote you and pull the news story off of. Guess what? A member of the player’s union thinks David Stern and the owners are mean and it’s their fault for the lockout! TOTALLY NEW INFORMATION. “It’s sad. It’s very sad. But everybody knows it’s not our fault. It’s…

  8. Want to get some run with Derrick Rose? It could happen Saturday.

    Oct 10, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    You ever want to get in some run with Derrick Rose? Half of Chicago just said, “yes, and I can knock down more shots than Rasual Butler, I promise.” Rose is setting up a game for this weekend where some lucky Facebook fans of his are going to get invited in, reports CSNChicago.com. Here is…

  9. Rondo says Chicago has the most “obnoxious” fans

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Can you have bulletin board material during a lockout? If so, Rajon Rondo gave some to the Bulls and the Chicago fans. Not that they need it — Boston and Chicago have a great rivalry already. One that was rekindled by the knock-down, drag-out seven game series from the first round of the 2009 playoffs.…

  10. Pippen clarifies: Someday, maybe, LeBron could be best ever

    Oct 5, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    There is nobody, anywhere, who thinks that right now LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan was. Not even Kid LeBron, Business LeBron or Wise LeBron. Bulls’ legend Scottie Pippen stepped in a pile of trouble earlier this year suggesting LeBron could be a better player than MJ. Then Pippen backtracked. Even LeBron didn’t want…

  11. Joakim Noah is good at beer pong. Should have expected that.

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah France

    Joakim Noah is working out at his alma mater, the University of Florida, getting ready for the season that may never come. (Or may.) And, he’s having a little fun. Probably a lot of fun. TMZ posted pictures of Noah playing a floating game of beer pong in a pool at an apartment complex near…

  12. Luol Deng’s face is on British five-pound note. Take that, Rose.

    Oct 4, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

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    If you’re going to pay for that cup of Earl Grey tea (hot!) in Brixton, why not use Luol Deng? You can, because Luol Deng’s face has been added to a special “complementary currency” in Brixton, England, celebrating famous people who grew up there. Deng, born in the Sudan but raised in Brixton after his…

  13. Horace Grant says Bulls’ Boozer needs to be like Pippen

    Sep 30, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    It’s no real secret that the Chicago Bulls need to add some versatility to their offense. Our own John Krolik talked about that in his post about what the Bulls need to do when the lockout ends — when LeBron James locked down Derrick Rose in the fourth quarter of playoff games, Chicago had no…

  14. Video: Derrick Rose is a bull, complete with matadors in Madrid

    Sep 29, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Derrick Rose is a Bull. So, Adidas made an ad where he’s a bull. Get it? Actually, below is a well done ad by Adidas to promote Rose’s new adiZero Rose 2, which roll out next week at Foot Locker and Eastbay (exclusively). The ad was shot in a an actual bull ring in Madrid. You…

  15. Derrick Rose says he might play overseas during lockout

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    I am pretty weary of the “yea, I might go play overseas” stories out there. I might decide to climb Mount Everest wearing Lederhosen, that’s different than doing it. Still, there are some players that when they say they are thinking about playing overseas, you listen. Derrick Rose is one of those players. And he…

  16. What the Bulls should do when the lockout ends

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    The Bulls were one of the NBA”s best success stories last season. Nobody saw them as serious contenders coming into the year, but first-year head coach and defensive guru turned the Bulls into the league’s best defensive team, the Bulls’ bench mob made them perhaps the deepest team in the league, and Derrick Rose became…

  17. Michael Jordan makes more money now than when he played

    Sep 23, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan dunk

    It’s good to be Michael Jordan. Even if you do own the Bobcats. Last year, Jordan made twice as much money as he did with his largest contract playing in the NBA, according to Forbes Magazine. In the 1996-97 season, Jordan made $30.1 million, the season after that $33.1 million. (The Riensdorf and Kraus broke…

  18. Michael Jordan’s golf bag is a reminder he is Michael Jordan

    Sep 21, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

    Jordan golf

    In case you ever ran into him out on the golf course and said “is that really Michael Jordan?” go check his golf bag in the back of the cart. (Although really, do you need to do that to confirm it is the most recognizable athlete on the planet? What’s wrong with you?) The bag…

  19. Dennis Rodman never had a conversation with Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen in Chicago

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Sport lends itself to the romantic. That much is true, and it was true long before legendary talents turned sportswriters into scribes of myths, before Robert Redford ever swung a bat, and before the imagination of a daydreaming kid allowed him to fill the gaps in the life of his favorite athlete. We sports fans…

  20. Spurs “rodeo road trip” highlights schedule issues if games are missed

    Sep 20, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    It is not impossible for the NBA season to start on time. However, once you factor in time needed for a shortened free agent period and training camps (again shortened), the owners and players need to hammer out a deal in about a week or so. So, not impossible, but I wouldn’t bet your rent…

  21. Kyle Korver’s big adventure as a Wrigley Field groundskeeper

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

    Kyle Korver Wrigley

    Kyle Korver isn’t above a day of hard labor. Well, so long as that labor doesn’t involve trying to play defense in transition. But he’s willing to work at other stuff. Which is exactly what he was doing on Sunday at Wrigley Field, where he worked as a groundskeeper and concessionaire serving ice cream. Tribune…

  22. Video: Watch Michael Jordan talk six rings, NBA 2K12

    Sep 16, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    The trailers for NBA 2K12 have us pumped. The chance to play Bill Russell and Magic Johnson and some of the games greats has us salivating. Then came this Michael Jordan trailer for the game. Now… it’s time to play. (via SLAM)

  23. Video: Joakim Noah in an ad for Le Coq Sportif (a good one)

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Noah of France is challenged by Javtokas of Lithuania during their FIBA EuroBasket 2011 Group E basketball game in Vilnius

    Joakim Noah is not the guy on the Chicago Bulls that usually picks up the cool endrosements and ads. Derrick Rose gets all the good stuff. Or, did. This is a pretty cool little ad for the French sporting clothing and shoe company Le Coq Sportif featuring Noah (who is French, in case you forgot).…

  24. Phil Jackson is retired, still picking up endorsement deals

    Sep 9, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    Phil Jackson is no longer an NBA coach. He also remains the most recognizable and marketable coach out there. So he is still picking up endorsement deals and doing commercials, like the one below for Audi. Which is a pretty clever little ad. Note to Vinny Del Negro, if you want a few of these…

  25. Michael Jordan in the clutch vs. LeBron James

    Sep 7, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    This is not a slam on LeBron James. This is not about who is the better player in the clutch, Michael Jordan or LeBron. Or who is the better player, period (not sure that’s a debate right now). It’s about the attitude Jordan had, what Jordan learned, and what LeBron James needs to pick up…

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