Basketball legend Scottie Pippen’s first born son Antron passes away

Tragedy has brought its wretched presence to the family of Scottie Pippen. The HOF basketball player announced Monday morning via social media the unfortunate death of his oldest son, Antron. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) According to Pip’s post his son suffered from chronic asthma, but he did not disclose if that was what claimed Antron’s life. Antron was only 33 years old. We here at sneakershoptalk send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Scottie Pippen and his family/

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Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic in blockbuster deal

From Tim Daniels of B/R: The Orlando Magic reportedly completed a blockbuster trade to send All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for center Wendell Carter Jr. and two first-round draft picks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the full details of the deal, which also includes Otto Porter Jr. and Al-Farouq Aminu, ahead of Thursday’s 2021 NBA trade deadline: Vucevic is enjoying one of the best statistical seasons of his 10-year NBA career. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 threes in 44 games for Orlando before the trade. He shot 48 percent from the field, including…

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Dwyane Wade says Michael Jordan is his G.O.A.T.

From Rob Schaefer of nbcchicago.com: From being selected four picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, to winning two championships with the Miami Heat, to famously “Banana Boating”together in the 2015 offseason, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back. So it’s no surprise that the popular debate topic of who the greatest basketball player of all time (a.k.a “GOAT”) is — between James and Michael Jordan — came up quickly during Wade’s recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast (11:05 mark): LeBron is one of my good friends. I…

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Health and Safety protocols postponed Sunday’s Bulls/Raptors game

From the NBA: The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sunday night between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Bulls.

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Otto Porter out against Knicks

According to the team’s injury report, Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter is out for their Tuesday night game against the New York Knicks with back spasms. Porter has appeared in 16 of the Bulls 19 games and has averaged 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

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Otto Porter out against Clippers with back injury

From Scott Polacek of B/R: The Chicago Bulls will be without forward Otto Porter Jr. for Sunday’s game against the L.A. Clippers. Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reported the news, noting Porter is dealing with a back injury. Porter played six minutes in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers before exiting with the injury. The Georgetown product has appeared in 10 games this season and is averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists a night while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. Injuries have been an issue for Porter of…

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Bulls edge Portland, 111-108

Tuesday night’s Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers went from a game that seemed it would be a large serving of garbage time basketball to a very competitive game that literally came down to the last possession , as the Bulls were able to get a quality win on the road , without four vital players, including Lauri Markkanen, 111-108. In the first quarter Portland came out and went right to work, shooting 56% in the period , including 8-15 from three point land, to build an 18-point lead. They…

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Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky and staff member test positive for COVID-19

From Eric Woodyard of ESPN: Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky and a team support staff member have tested positive for COVID-19, according to head coach Billy Donovan. “He’s obviously got to quarantine and he’s going through the league protocols with that,” Donovan said ahead of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. “We had another support staff person test positive, but the guys that were out on that road trip are still out, they’re not available tonight, so we’ve pretty much have the same group that we had on those three road games, well the last…

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Lauri Markkanen amongst four Bulls players out for Wizards game due to safety protocol

From the AP: WASHINGTON — Four Chicago Bulls players are in the NBA’s health and safety protocol and are not available for Thursday’s game with the Washington Wizards. Forwards Lauri Markkanen, the team’s second leading scorer and top rebounder, and Chandler Hutchison and guards Ryan Arcidiacono and Tomas Satoransky have been ruled out. “You’ve got to stay flexible,” Chicago coach Billy Donovan said. “A lot of different things can happen. You’ve got to be able to handle them. Obviously, a lot for us to digest and deal with going into this game.” The Bulls play at Milwaukee on Friday night, and Donovan…

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