What happened to Craig Hodges?

Colin Kaepernick is seen as the most recent patron saint for an athlete sacrificing his career to take a stance on the conditions of black people in the United States, however there was an NBA player whose career was ended because he sought to use his platform to try to do some real good for his people and despite him playing, and being a contributor, on the most popular team in the world, you may not have ever heard of him. Over twenty years before Kap took his knee, before…

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The Last Dance episode 3&4 : Reaction

I finally had a chance to catch episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance docu-series. Although it was quite enthralling, as it felt like I had just sat down in my recliner and the next thing I know , the credit were rolling for episode 4, it was not with out fault. What I liked: The Phil Jackson episode The Phil Jackson portion of the evening was masterfully done. A sizeable chunk of today’s younger basketball fan probably did not know that not only did he play in the…

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The Last Dance Episodes 1&2: My Thoughts

The first two parts the highly anticipated ten-part The Last Dance documentary chronicling the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls was released this Sunday to much fanfare. As someone who was alive and ,thankfully, of age to have lived through it was a pleasant trip down memory lane and I felt like that teenage version of myself that gathered around the television for so many weekends during that season to watch the Bulls and the NBA on NBC. I am ecstatic that a new generation of basketball fans will receive a proper introduction…

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Bulls and Arturas Karnisovas finalizing deal for executive spot

The 1990’s were a long time ago but outside of the pre-injury Derrick Rose days, there hasn’t been much for Chicago Bulls fans to hang their collective hats on. The seventeen years that the John Paxson and Gar Forman braintrust has run the Bulls has been one wrought with frustration for this once proud fan base. Clamors for change in the Chicago front office became as loud as a train horn over the course of this season. The greatest hits of the “GarPax” leadership over the past few years include…

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Lauri Markkanen back against Timberwolves

The Chicago Bulls announces that Lauri Markkanen will play Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Markkanen has been out a month with a pelvic stress reaction. No word if Markkanen will be on any sorts of minutes restriction but with Bulls head coach Jim Boylan’s mystifying rotations, that may not prove to be a factor. It has been largely a disappointing season for the Bulls, but particularly Markkanen. He was expected to make a major leap from his second season, but he got off to a slow start this season…

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Chuck Swirsky’s Chicago Bulls Daily Check-In : January 23, 2020

From nba.com: FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 117, Minnesota 110 (Bulls: 17-29, 10-14 at home) LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25pts. Minnesota: Towns: 40pts. LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Felicio: 10. Minnesota: Covington, Dieng, Napier each with 7. LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5. Minnesota: Wiggins: 9. STAT OF THE GAME: Minnesota recorded 18 turnovers leading to 25 Bulls points. 2ND STAT OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota went 13-24 from the foul line: 54%. 3RD STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls bench outscored the T-Wolves reserves 40-17. RECAP: The Bulls built a huge lead only to see the T-Wolves storm back but Zach LaVinecame…

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Chuck Swirsky’s January 19, 2020 Daily Check-in

From Chuck Swirsky at nba.com: FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 118, Cleveland 116 (Bulls: 15-28, 8-14 at home) LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 42 pts. Cavs: Love: 29pts. LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: LaVine: 6. Cavs: Thompson: 8. LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 8. Cavs: Love 6. STAT OF THE GAME: The Cavs scored 14-fourth quarter points and committed 10 turnovers. Overall, Cleveland posted 26 turnovers leading to 33 Bulls points. 2ND STAT OF THE GAME: Zach LaVine scored 21 of his games high 42 points in the fourth quarter. RECAP: The Bulls rallied from a 19 point, third-quarter deficit to beat…

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Bulls rook Daniel Gafford out two to four weeks

Chicago Bulls rookie center Daniel Gafford will be out for two to four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since he finally started getting some run, the Arkansas product has been a pleasant surprise. His high energy and effort has made it impossible for even Bulls head coach Jim Boylen not to find minutes for Gafford. Already without Wendell Carter Jr, Gafford’s injury means that we will see even more of Thaddeus Young, who has appeared uncomfortable in the Bulls offensive system, and…

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Otto Porter return unknown

The timetable for Chicago Bulls’ forward Otto Porter is unknown, according to a report by Eric Woodyard of ESPN. Porter was diagnosed with a left foot sprain and will not play in the Bulls game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Bulls head coach Jim Boylen had this to say according to Woodyard: “It’s a soft tissue injury so it’s something that’s difficult to put a timetable on. That’s about as easy as I could say. We’re not exactly sure.“I don’t want to give you a definite timetable because it…

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