Bulls brace for meeting with King (Le...

Bulls brace for meeting with King (Lebron) James

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Bulls brace for meeting with King (Lebron) James. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Get ready, Thabo Sefolosha . Look out, Larry Hughes . Sharpen those elbows, Andres Nocioni .

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Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 2, 2009
Maybe the NBA can force Lebron James to play this game with one hand tied behind his back to make it fair.
ron

Park Ridge, IL

#2 Jan 2, 2009
an aba team against an nba team no match
marty

Perris, CA

#3 Jan 2, 2009
It's like a game of horse for LBJ, there really is no one guarding him. Let's just start the tanking now.

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#4 Jan 2, 2009
LeBron is licking his chops like the rest of the league facing one of the most porous defenses in the NBA.

The Bulls do have some speed and length(Thomas/Noah/Sefelosha), and as offensively inept as they may be, with proper coaching on handling screen and rolls etc. they could at least be a solid defensive ball club. Granted Thomas and Noah are not nearly strong enough and have a hard time learning anything, but a Jeff Van Gundy could at least show them, and the rest of the guys how to use the baseline as an extra defender and double down agressively on black hole intentioned lane/post players. Then they'd at least not be a joke.

Why not hire Thibedau or Jeff V., and bring in a bright offensive mind as well. Van Gundy himself relies on all stars making things happen, not brilliant move without the ball offensive play calling, but having an explosive poiint like Rose sure would help.

Vinny was a bad call just like hiring two semi-retired, old warhorses. Time for Paxson to go. Also, would have been nice actually having some future draft picks instead of the THREE Paxson gave away for(Omer Asik) an injured, skinny, non-offensively skilled lurch who's tied up for years overseas with no NBA escape clause.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#5 Jan 2, 2009
Personally, i don't see where not having Deng would be a problem, particullarly where guarding LeBron is concerned. King James has always schooled Luol Deng, so having other players attempting to slow him down can't hurt. But, obviously this is pretty much a guaranteed loss for the Bulls, so it will be crucial for the Bulls to try and win all their upcoming home games, especially against the teams with the terrible won-loss records.
Miguel

Crystal Lake, IL

#7 Jan 2, 2009
what are we...supposed to get excited? MAKE NOISE, SCREAM, YELL.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jan 2, 2009
Only NBA teams that can't compete even think like this.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#9 Jan 2, 2009
CentrILMark wrote:
LeBron is licking his chops like the rest of the league facing one of the most porous defenses in the NBA.
The Bulls do have some speed and length(Thomas/Noah/Sefelosha), and as offensively inept as they may be, with proper coaching on handling screen and rolls etc. they could at least be a solid defensive ball club. Granted Thomas and Noah are not nearly strong enough and have a hard time learning anything, but a Jeff Van Gundy could at least show them, and the rest of the guys how to use the baseline as an extra defender and double down agressively on black hole intentioned lane/post players. Then they'd at least not be a joke.
Why not hire Thibedau or Jeff V., and bring in a bright offensive mind as well. Van Gundy himself relies on all stars making things happen, not brilliant move without the ball offensive play calling, but having an explosive poiint like Rose sure would help.
Vinny was a bad call just like hiring two semi-retired, old warhorses. Time for Paxson to go. Also, would have been nice actually having some future draft picks instead of the THREE Paxson gave away for(Omer Asik) an injured, skinny, non-offensively skilled lurch who's tied up for years overseas with no NBA escape clause.
That's a bit better in your continuous Sportswriter StarSearch series as you've shortened your meandering posts somewhat.
I'll raise you to a 'D' with this.
Keep up the good work, but much improvement is needed.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#10 Jan 2, 2009
Watch the Bulls come out with a lot of fire after the wretched performance against Orlando...
If not, don't be shocked if Del Negro is let go and Bickerstaff placed as head coach.
Rod Auerbach

Bloomingdale, IL

#11 Jan 2, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
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That's a bit better in your continuous Sportswriter StarSearch series as you've shortened your meandering posts somewhat.
I'll raise you to a 'D' with this.
Keep up the good work, but much improvement is needed.
Who the H had the authority let alone the bad judgment to wake up and appoint you as King-Editor of this blog or electronic posting receptacle? Our Springfield compatriot offered some interesting views and injected some facts (about the Bulls draftee in the old countries) that many of us have forgotten. Are his comments any less insightful or timely than your way too obvious postulate about one of the over-the-hill bench coaches serving as a contingent head coach in waiting? VDN getting a quick yank is only another in a long and often repeated smoke/mirror, cosmetic moves that a GM in the NBA has at his disposal. Big deal. Assuming its plausibility, your post should have commented on the dubious motivations behind such move. If you live in a glass house, Nada, don't throw stones.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#12 Jan 2, 2009
Rod Auerbach wrote:
<quoted text>Who the H had the authority let alone the bad judgment to wake up and appoint you as King-Editor of this blog or electronic posting receptacle? Our Springfield compatriot offered some interesting views and injected some facts (about the Bulls draftee in the old countries) that many of us have forgotten. Are his comments any less insightful or timely than your way too obvious postulate about one of the over-the-hill bench coaches serving as a contingent head coach in waiting? VDN getting a quick yank is only another in a long and often repeated smoke/mirror, cosmetic moves that a GM in the NBA has at his disposal. Big deal. Assuming its plausibility, your post should have commented on the dubious motivations behind such move. If you live in a glass house, Nada, don't throw stones.
Why do I get the feeling this is also Central Mark?
I can tell by the unnecessary adjectives you use...
This is not Sportswriter StarSearch and you are boring the hell out of us with your long-winded diatribes that could be shorted to two sentences...
D-minus.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#13 Jan 2, 2009
larry and the bulls are intimidated by lebron.larry and the bulls will serve that fool
Nada Surf

Bloomingdale, IL

#14 Jan 2, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
larry and the bulls are intimidated by lebron.larry and the bulls will serve that fool
You have to speak and write a little English in order to get admitted to this exclusive comment club. Oh, excuse me, you also have to have the intellect and comprehension of a pinhead also. That's something I can relate to .... F+
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#15 Jan 2, 2009
leave me alone nada you dont know nothing,larry can speak better english than you.if he wasnt playin basketball,he would be a good coach,he knows the game real well
Reality

Cleveland, OH

#16 Jan 2, 2009
Tiffany, you are so dumb, that I'm surprised you can string words together to form a sentence. The over/under of your education level is 9th grade. I'll take the under.

I should've known that based on Larry's comment "it's just a basketball game," that he'd put up a 1-9 from the floor. Tiffany, I blame you.
Reality

Cleveland, OH

#17 Jan 2, 2009
Oh, BTW Tiffany, I can't think of anyone in the NBA who knows the game WORSE or would make a worse coach than Larry (Give me more PT) Hughes. Maybe Marbury?

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Thanks Rod Auerbach. Nada(Surf) Clue, you are one paranoid kook. Someone would bother to blog with a fictitious name and city just to refute your alone in a one room apartment rants. Why don't you tell your mother or your parole officer to remind you take your medication now and agin, K?
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#19 Jan 3, 2009
CentrILMark wrote:
Thanks Rod Auerbach. Nada(Surf) Clue, you are one paranoid kook. Someone would bother to blog with a fictitious name and city just to refute your alone in a one room apartment rants. Why don't you tell your mother or your parole officer to remind you take your medication now and agin, K?
Lost of mistakes on this one. I must have you rattled.
F on this one.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#20 Jan 3, 2009
larry is a coaches best friend,him and stephon could do madd damage in the back court,but stephon is going to boston
Reality

Cleveland, OH

#21 Jan 4, 2009
LOL @ tiffany. you know nothing about sports. Stay in the kitchen.

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