Friday, December 19, 2008

Gray vs. Garnett: The Ultimate Showdown....TONIGHT!

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls will be getting destroyed at 7:30 p.m. EST this evening by America's favorite team, the Boston Celtics. I don't know about you, but I'm SICK of seeing Garnett and Rondo's mug on every piece of NBA media I read. I also don't understand where all of these Boston Celtics fans came from either, they sure as hell weren't around during the Dino Radja/Eric Montross days. Granted, I respect the Celtics teams of the 80's, those guys were great. I still can't think of the C's without Larry Legend and the Chief poppin' into my head. As of right now though, I'm siding with the L.A. Lakers bandwagon. In my mind, Phil Jackson is the greatest NBA coach of all time and can only solidify this by winning a 10th NBA championship ring and leaving Red Auerbach in the dust where he belongs.

I still believe that the whole NBA season last year was fixed. The whole Celtics/Lakers rivalry was renewed to cover up the whole Tim Donaghy scandal and the worst Final's viewer ratings ever with the Spurs/Cavs matchup of 2007. The Celtics traded their whole team for KG, and the Grizzlies gave up Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown, Jarvis Crittenden and a few draft picks. Those are two things that normally wouldn't happen. The Bulls would have at least given them Deng and a draft pick. Of course then, the Grizzlies would be running D-Rose at point but we'd have that long sought after post-up guy we've been needing since Elton Brand was traded.

Regardless of all my bickering, the Bulls are gonna lose bad tonight. I'm not going to get a chance to watch it since I've waited until the last minute to do my christmas shopping but that's okay. All it's going to do is make me more angry and I'm going to rant, rave and cuss about how much I hate the Celtics. Good luck VDN.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bulls Somehow Win After I Turn the Game Off in Disgust

By Sean Mackey

So, I literally turned the game off 15 seconds before the ridiculous 4 point play made by BG to toss the game into overtime. After the terrible Bobcats game on Tuesday night, and the Bulls being down by 4 with 35 seconds left, I figured the outcome would be exactly the same.

The Bulls are possibly the most average basketball squad in the NBA. Every time you think they're going to finally have a .500 record, they lose the game and win another the night after. They have some of the most inconsistent players in the history of the league. Noc for example has sucked hardcore the last few games but randomly has 22 points last night. I understand why they started Gray and Gooden to try to block the paint up but Tyrus Thomas had two amazing games previously. Last night, 2 points, 1 rebound due to being in the game for only 5 minutes. Tyrus can defend and block shots, he's just not a big dude. Throwing Gray and Gooden in the middle just to be fat is ridiculous. (UPDATE: Tyrus was taken out of the game due to dizzyness, wasn't VDN's fault) It just sucks to see the team manhandled by Zach Randolph. I think the consensus is that the Clippers are doing fine without Chris Kaman. Hopefully after Hinrich returns, either him or Gooden will be shipped out to LA for Kaman so we can have a legit center who can post up.

The Bulls need an interior defender and Chris Kaman is a decent REAL NBA center which is something the Bulls have lacked since Luc Longley left in 99.

BTW, Note to Paxson: Make sure you do everything in your power to resign Gordon. He's the only one I've seen this season who goes out and gives it his all every single night.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bulls, Clipps TONIGHT!

By Sean Mackey

After last night's ridiculous loss at the hands of a horrible foul call, the Bulls take on the Clipps. LA's other team has been on a 3 game win streak and Zach Randolph has been a beast. Should be interesting.

BTW....the two men in the above picture needed to be traded for one another.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hell Freezes Over, Bulls Win Two in a Row

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls somehow squeaked by the NY Knicks last night 105-100. Drew Gooden was the Bulls high scoring "threat" with 22 points. He also pulled down 16 boards. It was once again, Larry Hughes (?) who saved the day by hitting a 3 within the last minute of play. Old Larry is currently ranked 12th in the NBA at 3 point percentage. Can't say we saw that one coming. Former Chicago Bull, Chris Duhon continued to do well with 15 points and 14 assists. D-Rose had 15 and 8 but anyone who thinks C-Du is better than him needs to have their head examined.

All of the cards fell where they were suppose to in the rankings last night. The Pistons and the Bucks lost (the only competition for the #2 spot in the Central Division). The Bulls are currently sitting on the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. Meaning if the playoffs started today, we'd get smashed and mutilated by the dirty Boston Celtics. It's pretty obvious that the Bulls aren't going to get past them or the Cavs in the playoffs. Their only hope of survival would be to grab the 6th seed. This would have them playing the Hawks or the Magic which are teams I think the Bulls have a slight chance of beating but at least it's plausible.

The Knicks game was something that I really wanted to watch but it was blacked out in my area on NBA League Pass Broadband. It seems like every game they play is blocked out on there and I'm really starting to question why Alex and I even went ahead and paid $90.00 for a subscription to a team who's games are blacked out more than half the time. Usually it's because of them playing on NBA TV, a station our cable company fails to carry.

The Bulls visit the Grizzlies on Friday night. Memphis is 6-15 right now and being carried by rookie players Marc Gasol and O.J Mayo. It'll be interesting to see how well Gordon and Mayo match up.

Monday, December 8, 2008 update!

By Sean Mackey

After taking a long vacation, I'm back. The circus trip went better than average but that game against San Antonio, they should have won. The boys in red somehow pulled out a win against the Wizards and tomorrow night they'll try to knock the New York Knicks off at home.

A quarter of the season is over and the Bulls are doing so, so. The consensus is that Derrick Rose will be an all star caliber player within the next two years, if not now. The Bulls have little trade bait other than Gooden and Hinrich (after his finger heals), so it'll be interesting to see who's on the team in March. I do believe someone will be shipped off by then, actually, I guarantee it. Gooden's contract is expiring, he'd be a great back up to Zack Randolph out in L.A. if the Clips would be willing to part with the big fake German guy, Chris Kaman. We need a center who isn't Aaron Gray, who is doing decent for having to start when he knows he's a bench guy.

All we can do is hope and pray the Pistons start losing more games so the Bulls can move into 2nd in the Central Division.