Bulls suspend Tyrus Thomas for skippi...

Bulls suspend Tyrus Thomas for skipping practice

There are 28 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 5, 2008, titled Bulls suspend Tyrus Thomas for skipping practice. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In an untimely development as the Bulls attempt a late-season playoff push, Tyrus Thomas missed Wednesday's practice and general manager John Paxson suspended the second-year forward two games for the unexcused ...

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Dan T

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 5, 2008
K.C. what are u smoking?

The bulls never had a chance of making the playoffs since
day1.

They will not see post season play because they a terrible excuse for a team.

Additionally u remind me of the water boy in junior high school
who also keeps the stats for the team.

You have no basketball knowledge of any kind you monkey.

What a ride for u huh?

Amazing how in are current day how many unqualified incompetent losers purport themselves to be something they are not.

You and the bulls are great examples and living proof of the
aforementioned.

Have a great year B.J. or K.J. or whoever you are supposed
to be you four eyed twirp.

When Mike left town so did Da bulls.

Ed Whitson

Fargo, ND

#2 Mar 5, 2008
I don't buy this article.
chgofan

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 6, 2008
Whats the real story?
chicago letter carrier

AOL

#4 Mar 6, 2008
shoddy journalism
Marc

United States

#5 Mar 6, 2008
This would be news it Tyrus Thomas wasn't such a bum...nobody cares about him, nobody likes him and nobody wants him here...he's bveen a bust since day one...wow, he can jump, wow...who cares! Either way you slice it, Thomas has done nothing to earn any minutes other than being drafted high...he doesn't hustle and he's just another Kenny Battle with a few more skills...in the end, everyone knows getting Tyrus Thomas was a huge mistake...I just wish they'd suspend him for the whole year...
caca pura

Orlando, FL

#6 Mar 6, 2008
"pax" is responsible! Trading Aldridge for this bum! Look at Gasol with the lakers! "Pax" turned out to be worst than "crumbs"!
jim

United States

#7 Mar 6, 2008
chgofan
Chicago, IL Reply ยป
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Whats the real story?

agree bad, journalism.

This kid will be another team likely out west and will average 15 and 8pts and we will be stuck with Mr. Gooden's crappy 7points and 6 rebounds what a yawn.
Alisa

Schaumburg, IL

#8 Mar 6, 2008
if tyrus was given a chance to play somewhere else...he'd be a star. but the bulls will beat this kid down to a pulp. same for all the others. ben wallace was never appreciated here, but in cleveland they like him. this team has marketing troubles along with mismanagement. i'd like a new team here to compete against this franchise. these are the terribulls.
The 5th Angel

Davison, MI

#9 Mar 6, 2008
Trade him. Thomas is dragging the Bulls down to newer levels. Better yet, package the deal to include Noah.

Has any other city seen its two major sports teams go from being championship quality to pieces of solid waste in one single year?

This means Chicago is Last Place Champs!
pay to play

AOL

#10 Mar 6, 2008
Dan T wrote:
K.C. what are u smoking?
The bulls never had a chance of making the playoffs since
day1.
They will not see post season play because they a terrible excuse for a team.
Additionally u remind me of the water boy in junior high school
who also keeps the stats for the team.
You have no basketball knowledge of any kind you monkey.
What a ride for u huh?
Amazing how in are current day how many unqualified incompetent losers purport themselves to be something they are not.
You and the bulls are great examples and living proof of the
aforementioned.
Have a great year B.J. or K.J. or whoever you are supposed
to be you four eyed twirp.
When Mike left town so did Da bulls.
Man, someone piss in your wheaties?? Why call someone so many names? If you dont like his writing or knowledge fine but... why be such a jerk?
Friarjack

Westchester, IL

#11 Mar 6, 2008
When are owners of teams going to start treating players like the employees, which they are. You fire bad employees. You do not pamper,nor do you tollerate behavior that is detramental to the business. Get some structure, and handle these pampered millionaries as they should, with discipline..........make them responsible for their actions, or inactions ! Fines, are meaningless, unless they are in the half million dollar range, because these idoits, think that 40-50 thousand dollar fines are pocket change.
Trouble player: fire him. Disgruntled player: fire him.

Start looking at players with character, and values, and not those whose life revolves around monetary showcasing, which includes an entourage, of mindless hanger-oners, who dress like cartoon characters.

Paxton, has the smarts to do this, but it takes business structure to execute it. Contracts should stipulate behavior that leads to termination; and, should NEVER be about money, ONLY.
JAFO

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 6, 2008
Classic example of kids coming out early from college with no idea how to "live" in the real world or conduct themselves in professional sports. In addition to not having an understanding of how to play the game - it is more than being able to jump out of the building and dunk the basketball.
CJJ

Dublin, Ireland

#13 Mar 6, 2008
This whole team is worthless. Time to blow it up and start all over again. Hire Larry Brown, get some bigs who can score and in 2 years, when D-Wade is a free agent, spend some money and bring the kid home.
jim

Medina, OH

#14 Mar 6, 2008
I am a cavs fan and can tell you as long as you have the paxton boys we here in cleveland will be happy. when you drafted Noah after drafting thomas i just laughed. how could anyone with a basketball iq do this? not to add salt to the wound but your big bum ben has been a pleasant surprise. he hustles, plays good D and believe it or not he is somehow developed a foul shot form. And I would be remiss if I did not mention that joe smith is as good as drew.
Shoo

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 6, 2008
JAFO wrote:
Classic example of kids coming out early from college with no idea how to "live" in the real world or conduct themselves in professional sports. In addition to not having an understanding of how to play the game - it is more than being able to jump out of the building and dunk the basketball.
Bingo! And it's only going to continue. Check out ESPN's Mock Draft where they slot the top 14 picks. 8 of 14 are Freshmen, 5 are Sophomores, and 1 is an international player. The guy that they have the Bulls lined up for is Blake Griffin from Oklahoma. A 6-10 power forward who has post moves, but no jump shot and doesn't have a clue defensively. He'll fit in nicely here!
Tony

Clermont, FL

#16 Mar 6, 2008
Another "character" guy suspended. What a surprise. Good job Pax and the hits just keep coming...
rob

Cicero, IL

#17 Mar 6, 2008
STUPID! We don't have leaders on this team. We need 2-3 veterans that can still play on this team next season.
Get Real

United States

#18 Mar 6, 2008
jim wrote:
I am a cavs fan and can tell you as long as you have the paxton boys we here in cleveland will be happy. when you drafted Noah after drafting thomas i just laughed. how could anyone with a basketball iq do this? not to add salt to the wound but your big bum ben has been a pleasant surprise. he hustles, plays good D and believe it or not he is somehow developed a foul shot form. And I would be remiss if I did not mention that joe smith is as good as drew.
Yeah, Joe Smith showed some flash a number of times with the Bulls but you won't see it all the time. And Big Ben -- he made Bulls fans smile for a short while too but he'll fade just like he did here -- his best years are past him now.
Peter

United States

#20 Mar 6, 2008
Hey Pax - here's my diagnosis - you have 3 shooting guards (gordon, hughes, hinrich)and zero point guards. You need a guard that can penetrate and then kick-out to the shooters. You have zero forward/centers who can score at crunch time in the post. You need a Tim Duncan and a Deron Williams - you at least need to start moving in that direction. Getting Hughes and Gooden just added to the skills already on the team.
Mark

United States

#21 Mar 6, 2008
Another wasted high draft pick.

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