Chicago Bulls creating excitement out of nowhere

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Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#1 May 1, 2009
I think the trade that brought Miller, Salmons, and Tim Thomas cannot be overlooked. The team seems to have come together.
If you want, look at the passing of two Bull's legends. Johnny Red Kerr and Stormin' Norman Van Leer bled Chicago Bull blood.
Whatever the reasons, it has been fun to watch them compete.
Go Bulls and beat the Beantown Celtics.
Matt

Bloomington, IL

#2 May 1, 2009
There is a poll that was linked next to this article on the front page that asked who would win on Saturday. The poll unfortunately stuck with two option, Bulls or Celtics. Me? I'm voting it's the fans who win. What a great series.
Scott42444

Elmwood Park, IL

#3 May 1, 2009
I agree Rick. There is a lot of off-season to analyze these games. It's more fun to just watch a series where nearly every possession is meaningful. On a different note, does anyone know if Vinny Del Negro calls Kirk Hinrich "Kurt" as a joke or is it unintentional and he for some reason can't get the work "Kirk" out of his mouth?
Max

Milwaukee, WI

#4 May 1, 2009
After watching this season and opening series, I am very happy for Noah and TT. They are finally showing fans why Chicago selected them. I know they have a long way to go in their development, but they are starting to give some optimism about the future of this club. The Bulls should be pretty solid next year with Salmons and Miller being there for a full year. I think that Chicago can get at least one or two more good years out of Miller.
GO BULLS

Redford, MI

#5 May 1, 2009
Time to put the Celtics out of the playoffs,they will probably try Garnett as a stopper..
Hank

Marcus Hook, PA

#7 May 2, 2009
If only Johnny and Norm could've seen this....scratch that, they are watching if only we couldve seen and heard their reactions to these games! Forget the statistics and what is and what is not on the line in a 1st round, how can anyone deny that this is one of the greatest NBA Playoff series! It is nice to show some heart and tenacity in a playoff series again.

LET GO BULLS!
ProfessorGAC

Morris, IL

#8 May 2, 2009
Matt wrote:
There is a poll that was linked next to this article on the front page that asked who would win on Saturday. The poll unfortunately stuck with two option, Bulls or Celtics. Me? I'm voting it's the fans who win. What a great series.
Great post, Matt. You're absolutely correct.
GAC
crackup

Darien, IL

#9 May 2, 2009
this Bulls finish, win or lose tonight, just might be enough for john paxon to find the "enjoyment"
in this sport again
Ray Finkle

Glenwood, IL

#11 May 2, 2009
I have to wonder how old man Pierce is feeling today? How about old man Allen?

If the Bulls can hang in there and not get too far down in the first half, they will be in good shape for the end of the game.

Oh, and someone give Rondo a hard knock early on, he can't handle the distraction. You can almost see the confidence leaving his body.
Mike

United States

#12 May 2, 2009
Jason, why? Christ it's 2009. Move back to Alabama. Go to another tea party. Just don't spew your filth in here
Realistic not pessimist

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#13 May 2, 2009
I love the Bulls, but I think they are due to lay an egg (hope they prove me wrong). This could by a blowout. Anyways, this has been a awesome series and I'm proud of them.
AGW

West Columbia, SC

#14 May 2, 2009
Somebody tell Heinrich the next time he gets flung into tomorrow to just lie there in agony. If he had done that on Thursday after Rondo's WWF move a flagrant 2 would have been called for sure and Rondo would have been ejected and suspended, and would not be around to pester the Bulls.
MNCubFan

Cottage Grove, MN

#15 May 2, 2009
I agreed with much in this article, with this minor exception. In Jordon's 2nd year, which he spent mostly on the injured list, there was no buzz about the Bulls in town. After some spectacular play in a first round playoff series, including some overtime periods, there was lots of buzz about Jordan and the Bulls. And that came despite the fact that the Bulls did not win a game in that series. So there are some parallels from prior Bulls teams to this one. Lets hope Rose's upward arc, as well as the teams improvement, follow the same path.
Disgusted

Manteno, IL

#16 May 2, 2009
Jason wrote:
It was nice to go through most of the day without an article from morrissey and rosenturd. i'd rather read chicago sports articles from non-chicago media.
It would have been nicer to go through this thread without you. It was a nice article about the Bulls and you had to spew your filth about writers you don't like.
Shorewood

Shorewood, IL

#17 May 2, 2009
Before the trade, the guys had some very good individual performances; the talent was there. The addition of Miller and Salmons, especially, changed the chemistry and resulted in a "team" attitude that has everyone clicking together. Kudos to VDN and Paxson.

Salmons for President.
Dave in Crest Hill

Joliet, IL

#19 May 2, 2009
This will be "Must See" TV tonight! You can't afford to miss it. I will bet David Stern and his NBA media machine will be there in force. Not to mention this is in Boston, a certain media favorite town. Do you think Lebron and Kobe are jealous now that no one is thinking of them?
Phil Chenier

Cary, IL

#20 May 2, 2009
rosco wrote:
What is the % of the players that come from the ghetto? The NBA seems to be full of ghetto lookalike thugs.
And your point is...? The NBA is: racist; a bunch of gangsta's; bent on self-destruction; stupid; failing to play to the insecurities of Caucasian folks; intent on degrading the culture further; hoping to introduce Ebonics and street-talk as the country's third language; hoping to create a new fashion style so it can get the licensing rights; all of the above, or you don't know? Regardless of the answer, unless an NBA franchise stocks a few of these off-the-street "talents", their team usually isn't tough enough to endure the physical intimidation of players like Rondo, Davis, Perkins, Moore and others like them throughout the league. The Bulls need to add a little of that color/flavor into their roster.
Bones

Chicago, IL

#21 May 2, 2009
The Bulls have over-acheived all series. Celtics take this at home and send Noah and his chest thumping, over excited teammates home. I just hope Rondo gets the opportunity to smack Miller in the mouth again.
Freddy

Sun Prairie, WI

#22 May 2, 2009
Are we having fun yet? This reminds me of that Syracuse triple overtime game and the run of exciting basketball they had at the end of their series. How could the NBA ever top that? Amazing how a team like the bulls can flounder all season and then have such an excitng showing in the playoffs, it's almost too good to be true. Wonder how the game seven will play out, think there will be triple overtimes in that one or will the celtics just step on the gas and pass by the bulls? For years they bulls were selling the baby bulls and the effort of the team, now it's some trade that brought miller and salmon. Whatever, the celtics are the team the bulls wanted to be, main difference is they got their key player in Garnett. Without garnett, the celtics are still better, both pierce and allen are better than anyone the bulls have, and the celtics have a better point guard.

This is all just exhibition basketball, you can enjoy it and cheer for it, but it will soon be over and the real games will begin.
Johnny C

Spring, TX

#23 May 2, 2009
Excellent column, it captures the exuberance felt when watching this Series. I'm a former Chicagoen who now resides out of State but these Bulls will be worthy of Paying Directv for the NBA Pass next Season. Kudos to Pax for Drafting Derrick Rose, a pleasure to watch.

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