Chicago Bulls creating excitement out of nowhere

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Some people don't like to have their photo taken for fear the camera will steal their soul.
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Chicago Paul

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#24
May 2, 2009
 
Bulls need to play the same way they played in game 6. The longer the score stays close, the more likely the Celtics will choke.

Bulls feel NO PRESSURE.

Get the Celts bigs in foul trouble early and then run up the score.
Rod from Tennessee

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#25
May 2, 2009
 
Everyone is now enjoying the Bulls, and no matter how this season's playoffs end up, we'll be fond of the effort and be looking forward to next season. This type of play is what's exciting us so much. Obviously we've known Paxson hasn't assembled a championship type team, but when we see players fight for everything they can get, and leave everything they have on the court, we as Chicago fans appreciate that greatly, win or lose.

I think that's why so many of us had soured on this team. When the players seemed to be doing nothing effort wise, and merely going through the motions while pouting over contract issues, i was to the point where i almost had no use for the team at all.

As you pointed out Morrisey, it's hard to explain what's got this team playing as if bb means something more to their lives other than a paycheck, but it surely is enjoyable. And when i see effort like i've seen in this series, i can truly say i'm proud to be a Bulls fan.
Don Marley

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#26
May 2, 2009
 
Johnny C wrote:
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.
Kudos ...? He was the only sure-thing in the draft last year other than Beasley. Frankly, it is arguable at best that Paxson deserves "kudos". You would have had to have been brain dead in order to not pick him. Only way Paxson earns "kudos" last year was if he had picked Brook Lopez. That was the real steal and would have been a surprisingly good pick with the #1. All Paxson did was to play to the saps like you who were whining about their local hero, Rose. And he should get "kudos"? Pleeeez
Boston BullsFan

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#28
May 2, 2009
 
I often felt towards the end of the season that The Bulls had it in them but were playing lazy.

They decided to turn it on a little too late to get the 4 or 5 seed but in the end it may have been the blessing in disguise if they win out tonight.

They can beat Orlando and get to the ECF where they will loose badly to Cleveland but this could be a better year than 07 when they lost out on the 2nd seed by losing to NJ on the last day of the regular season and probably lost a chance to get to the ECF that year.

You definitely could see a difference in their play the last 2 weeks and they were still sort of figuring it all out. Playing loose for 3 quarters and then turning it on in the 4th. They finally realized they need to play that way the WHOLE game.

PS - Many were saying Beasley was the correct choice for Chicago.

Pax was not stupid to draft NCAA champion players in every draft. These guys all know how to win and don't get rattled. It took MJ and The Bulls years to put it all together and this looks like a promising start.
Nada Surf

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#29
May 2, 2009
 
ProfessorGAC wrote:
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Great post, Matt. You're absolutely correct.
GAC
Yeah.
That brought a tear to my eye, too.
Get a grip, loser.
a regular guy

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#30
May 2, 2009
 
Salute to Paxon and Del Negro. Let's keep 'em.

The Celt's have learned to their disadvantage that they can come back from a deficit and still lose. This will be important tonight when the game is close.
Hoopster

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#31
May 2, 2009
 
Phil Chenier wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Phil, it is better to not even acknowledge such blatant ignorance.
Nada Surf

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May 2, 2009
 
Phil Chenier wrote:
<quoted text>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.
I agree with the guy...
Gangsta Rap degrades the culture...
Bill Cosby is right on the money!
Phil Chenier

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#33
May 2, 2009
 
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with the guy...
Gangsta Rap degrades the culture...
Bill Cosby is right on the money!
I might agree too, Nada. Point is, the culture has already been degraded; the cows and horses are already way out of that barn. Cosby is of course right; he is the only voice in the wilderness however, and I see that if teams build on "character" like Paxson did, that isn't the secret to the success of the elite in the NBA. Sermon over.
rosco

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#34
May 2, 2009
 
Phil Chenier wrote:
<quoted text>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.
You gotta laugh, remember these are college? graduates? Sure, just pushed though school on their sports ability, not their smarts. Ever notice how they talk and respond during TV interviews...
Stratmaster

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#35
May 2, 2009
 
AGW wrote:
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.
I understand your point, but I think it was more important for him to do exactly what he did. He is the only Bulls player with that aggressiveness and fire. Salmons, Rose, Gordon...not so much although Rose is starting to show a little. Noah and Thomas show some fire, but to this point it is just rookie (and no, they are not rooks) bravado. If Hinrich doesn't stand up for himself the atmosphere of the game is entirely different.
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#36
May 2, 2009
 
when I first read the story I thought it said

"Bulls creating excrement "

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