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LeBron James powers through injury, Cavaliers top Bulls

There are 64 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 5, 2008, titled LeBron James powers through injury, Cavaliers top Bulls. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points - 15 on free throws - and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 15 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-93 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday ...

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dave

Aurora, IL

#1 Nov 5, 2008
Trade kirk now!
MFK

Niles, IL

#2 Nov 5, 2008
even trade some of role players...dont trade gordon..we need go to guy...deng is overrated...he sucks...cannt score when team needs him...
Thomas - Phoenix

Glendale, AZ

#3 Nov 5, 2008
Same story, different year. This team has NO identity.
Mark

Mundelein, IL

#4 Nov 5, 2008
Trade Hinrich, Deng, Gordon, Hughes, Gray, Noah, Thomas, Nocioni, Sefolosha, and Gooden. Fire Paxson. Fire Del Negro. The chemistry on this team is poisonous. No one plays defense and the offense is a stagnant cesspool of despair. Another season of "me first" basketball.

Bulls fans deserve better!
chris

Bellflower, CA

#5 Nov 5, 2008
If you could fire a coach just for the way he looks, then Del Negro should be gone. The guy dresses and cuts his hair like it's 1982. Now you may think this doesn't matter but appearance is a big deal in this world and the NBA. How do you respect a coach that looks out of touch? I had a coach in college who dressed in clothes from two decades ago and we all made fun of him constantly behind his back. In the "respect obsessed" NBA, if you don't respect your coach then you don't have a team. Honestly, and I'm not kidding here, assign the guy a stylist. He looks ridiculous. People with mullets are laughingstocks and it shows you're out of touch with the times. If you're out of touch there, where else are you out of touch? As for the team, guess what? We don't have one! I've said it before and I'll continue saying it. All of our players are introverted, boring, and don't like each other. Look at the bench if you don't believe me. They all stare forward, no one talks to each other. Kirk couldn't strike up a conversation at a basketball convention. Deng has never said an interesting thing in his life. Gordon speaks in sound bites. Even Rose looks completely aloof when seen in a neutral setting. Nobody - on the Bulls - has any personality except for Noah, and for some unknown reason, even though he looked great at the end of last year, he's in Del No-Styleo's doghouse. These are boring uninteresting people, which is why none of them like each other and teams that don't like each other don't play together. That, obviously, cannot be argued.
miguel

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 5, 2008
The bulls need to trade some of these guy even the worst team of the nba look better than the bulls. I think the bulls will finish last these season if the dont trade a few guys
Jay

Denver, CO

#7 Nov 5, 2008
I don't understand why gordon is not starting the game. Thabo is a good defender but who is gonna score beside D. Rose. It embarassing how this team Chicag Bluff play the game they have no energy, passion for the game, commitment etc. Tired of the same song every year. Paxson if you are reading this comment please make some good trades.
Pat

Trumbull, CT

#8 Nov 5, 2008
yeah trade gordon, gets 30 points of the bench, somebody will appreciate his efforts and services next year!
Michael P Coy

Oswego, IL

#9 Nov 5, 2008
Ben is shooting about 50% and still riding bench? Ty Thomas has a head full of bone, Where do the Bulls find these guys....Oh Yea 1st round draft pics????
When the Fans stop coming thats when you'll see change. But with current management, will it be better.
But when you think your really down just think? Lunkhead Larry Hughes will be back playin street ball takin those Bull Bleep Shots
Larry

Park Forest, IL

#10 Nov 5, 2008
This team is bad coached team period!! This team half the time doesn't even run an offensive set and for a bunch of players who cannot shot never passes the ball, like Drew Goden, Ben Gordon and others and Gordon only care about himself because he shoots even when guys are all in his face. What a selfish and bad team.
dave

Glendale Heights, IL

#11 Nov 5, 2008
none of these guys have any value right now. paxson had his chance when people were putting kobe and garnett offers out to the bulls, and he blew it.

here's the plan for the rest of the season:

develop rose
get deng more involved (he's got to work w/ rose more play smarter. for his salary, he has to finish w/ at least 20 ppg)
trade away contracts (this means hinrich, hopefully hughes, and sadly nocioni) to free up room for FAs
i would say develop thomas and noah... but they already look like busts :(
MFK

Niles, IL

#12 Nov 5, 2008
gordon has no one to pass...i think other than rose noce and gordon no one has the reliable offence..
Martin

Cicero, IL

#13 Nov 5, 2008
Does Del Negro expect the Bulls guards to score 90 pts. every night? Looks like another 30 win season. That puts the Bulls in the 10 to 15 slot of the 2009 NBA guard heavy draft. Nothing much to say about the Bulls front line that already hasn't been said. Thank god for football.
terry t

United States

#14 Nov 6, 2008
kc, please forward this comment to paxson, before he gets fired. trade hinrich and nocioni!! these two guys have no clue as to how to play real basketball. nocioni and his over-aggressive play is geared to winning nba basketball. i know that paxson wants to see someone like himself playing out there but, paxson played with the greatest player of all time. jordan is not on this team. therefore you will need more from each player. if paxson were on this team, he wouldn't play. he would be buried deep on the bench. start gordon and noah and relax. forget about playing time for hinrich, nocioni and thefalosha. they are bench players whom should just be thankful that they are receiving pay checks.
terry t

United States

#15 Nov 6, 2008
nocioni's game is NOT geared to winning basketball, or any other type of basketball.
jamal

Chicago, IL

#16 Nov 6, 2008
im not sold on del negro nor paxson's plan for this team. once hughes comes back what are they going to do. gooden is not a center and needs to be at four. they need a bonafied center. put aaron gray in the starting lineup. something has to change. let del harris takeover.
Frank

United States

#17 Nov 6, 2008
After reading the players comments from the last couple of games, it seems like there is no real offensive plan. As much as I think most of these players aren't real NBA players, I think this should fall at the feet of the coach and GM. Paxson should have hired someone with coaching experience. Another season will be down the tubes shortly.
fuller schmidt

Stevensville, MI

#18 Nov 6, 2008
chris wrote:
If you could fire a coach just for the way he looks, then Del Negro should be gone. The guy dresses and cuts his hair like it's 1982. Now you may think this doesn't matter but appearance is a big deal in this world and the NBA. How do you respect a coach that looks out of touch? I had a coach in college who dressed in clothes from two decades ago and we all made fun of him constantly behind his back. In the "respect obsessed" NBA, if you don't respect your coach then you don't have a team. Honestly, and I'm not kidding here, assign the guy a stylist. He looks ridiculous. People with mullets are laughingstocks and it shows you're out of touch with the times. If you're out of touch there, where else are you out of touch? As for the team, guess what? We don't have one! I've said it before and I'll continue saying it. All of our players are introverted, boring, and don't like each other. Look at the bench if you don't believe me. They all stare forward, no one talks to each other. Kirk couldn't strike up a conversation at a basketball convention. Deng has never said an interesting thing in his life. Gordon speaks in sound bites. Even Rose looks completely aloof when seen in a neutral setting. Nobody - on the Bulls - has any personality except for Noah, and for some unknown reason, even though he looked great at the end of last year, he's in Del No-Styleo's doghouse. These are boring uninteresting people, which is why none of them like each other and teams that don't like each other don't play together. That, obviously, cannot be argued.
You're 80 years old, right?
Augustus

Skokie, IL

#19 Nov 6, 2008
I like Gordon, but he thinks this is his team. Give the ball to Rose!!
Bulls fan

Paso Robles, CA

#20 Nov 6, 2008
We need to get rid of everyone but Rose and Noah. Trade everyone else for a couple of cheese dogs and fries. Then sign 12 "players" from the United Center crowd. Seriously, it's become a ridiculous circus at the UC anyway, why not just have contests so fans can get in the game. The team will be just as competitive with Joe Sixpack as it is with Deng and Sefolosha.

Then trade Vinny Del No Plan for a box of Krispee Kreme donuts. Oops, I mean Dunkin Donuts, the official donuts of the Chicago Bulls. With donuts on board, we'll be able to lure Jerry Krause back and John Paxson can return to doing radio commentary.

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