As NFL labor negotiations continue, sports fans ponder another lockout. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement expired Thursday night. That means no contract negotiations, no trades and no basketball practice.
Some Chicago Bulls fans may have been looking for a rough-and-tumble bruiser to support point guard Derrick Rose, to beat off Miami’s Big Three, and take the Bulls to the promised land of the NBA Finals.With their first-round Draft pick, the Bulls selected shooting guard/forward Jimmy Butler out of
Chicago Cub fans got some satisfaction out of the Cell last night. The lovable losers beat the White Sox 6-3 in round one of the annual Crosstown Classic. Meanwhile Chicago is Ground Zero for the NFL Lockout, as team owners meet here to plot their next move.
I wanted the headline of this post to be "Kurt Thomas takes his talents to South Beach." But that will have to wait until, um, never. The Bulls season is over. And the hated Miami Heat move on to the NBA Finals.Last night, I attended Game 5 at the United Center.
In what was the deciding game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Chicago Bulls lost to the Miami Heat in front of a hometown crowd on Thursday.Miami’s Big Three scored all 26 of the team’s points during its fourth-quarter comeback.
Now the Bulls must do what no other Bulls team has done before in the NBA playoffs: Come from behind and shock the world. The MJ-led Bulls rarely found themselves in a series where they were one game away from elimination, with three more left to play. So the new Bulls will have to make history.
The Chicago Bulls will be looking to tie up their playoff series against the Heat when the play in Miami Tuesday night.A victory could be just what the Bulls need after a tough couple of days. They lost Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, putting Miami up two games to one.