Posted on: April 28, 2010 9:51 am
I am sorry but the Bulls were robbed in game 4. I understand that there was no way the Bulls would have won the series, but come on. Down the stretch 3 or 4 really bad calls were made that went against the Bulls and changed the tempo of the game in favor of the Cavaliers. We should be going to a game 6.
The worst of these calls was the foul on Derrick Rose when the Bulls had erased a 9 point deficit and should have taken the lead as Rose was clearly fouled and never put the ball back on the floor and made the leaner off the glass. That should have been an and one. It would have given the Bulls the lead with only a minute or so to go. The Refs blew the call and the Bulls had to take in on the side and they were unable to score. Seconds later LeBron James drives and scores and gets the and 1. It was a 6 point swing in favor of the Cavs and the Bulls chance at winning was all but over.
There was also the back to back calls on Brad Miller when he was getting backed down by Shaq. Maybe the first call I could see, but the second was clearly no foul and it forced Miller to the bench. Noah also was hit with a foul on the same type of play against Shaq and it too was a bullcrap call.
It really felt as a Bulls fan that the Refs did not want the Bulls to win. many times Rose was fouled going to the hole thoughout the game and he got zero calls, but every single time LeBron bearly got brushed it was a foul or an and one. I really hate having to blame a loss on the refs as I would much rather see my Bulls lose fairly, but clearly the Bulls would have won this game if not for that botched call on rose. The Bulls lost by 2 in the end and had Rose recieved the and 1 he deserved this series would still alive.
It is a shame.
Posted on: August 15, 2009 2:26 pm
Well it is a slow time again on these NBA boards so I came up with a fun idea. I call it the greater then, less then game. Simply compare two seperate players or teams or circumstances and deside which is greater and lesser. You see this in play all the time when a poster posts Kobe>Lebron or LeBron>Kobe and I am sure we will see a lot of these type of replies. I really think it would be nice to see some funny and well thought out ideas though. So lets see what you can come up with and here are a few to get things started.
Lakers wins this season>Knicks and Rockets' combined wins.
Vince Carter's effect on Magic>Hedo's effect on Raptors.
Joakim Noah's rebound average this season>Kevin Love's.
Shaq's FT% this season>Shaq's FG% this season. (it will be only the second time it has happened in his career.LOL)
Andres Nocioni's and Bobby Jackson's combined technical fouls>Kings total wins.
Attendance at local little league game>Attendance at Grizzlies home game.
Chances of being eaten by a shark while being struck by lightning>Baron Davis shooting over .400 from the floor.
Bring them on!
Posted on: July 2, 2009 10:09 pm
Well there have been a few big moves in the NBA over the last week and I am not so sure it is for the best of the NBA or not. The Cavaliers which were already in this last seasons eastern conference look to have locked up Shaq for next season and gave up basically nothing in return. Vince Carter is going to play for the Magic next season. The Spurs, who are still a good franchise but have battled injuries, have bolstered their lineup with the addition of Richard Jefferson. The Celtics look to be adding Rasheed Wallace and now there are talks of Ron Artest joining Kobe on the Lakers. Are all these moves good for the NBA? Let us take a look.
Magic- Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis. You have to think that Turkoglu is going to go elsewhere for the money, but a guess he too could still be in the fold in Orlando. This team has all the parts needed to win a title with Howard anchoring this team. I think Carter might just be the player the magic needed in the Finals. A guy who can hit the clutch shots and draw defenders out. If they somehow manage to keep Turk as well then they are going to go back to the Finals.
Well as a Bulls fan, unless we trade for Chris Bosh or Amar'e this summer, I can hope for no more then maybe a trip to the second round of the playoffs next year and that is better then I can say for most other teams. So do you think that these new Mega-Teams will cause some fans to finally give up on their teams or are you just excited to see how all these move play out? I for one can not wait to watch these new teams, but to be honest part of me is a bit sad that my team is on the outside looking in.
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Posted on: June 2, 2009 11:23 pm
Ok, the Bulls season is over and it ended on a good note. I understand the Bulls lost in the first round against the Celtics but they proved that there is a bright future in Chicago. The draft is but weeks away and questions are starting to present themselves. There have been talk of scandals involving Derrick Rose and the retirement of Del Harris. John Paxson has stepped down from the position of GM. A lot of things have already happened, so will the summer also include a big trade? Will we move up in the draft? Will we just trade our picks? I will be touching on each player on the Bulls roster in detail in my upcoming blogs, but for now I want to look at the overall picture of were I see things standing. So let us take a look.