July 12, 1998 |
This is not what Ernest Hemingway had in mind when he waxed poetic about Spain's running of the bulls--about foolhardy men and reckless women, about toreadors, bravado and drunken revelry, about lost love and the Lost Generation. The Arizona-Nevada border was transformed into a poor man's Pamplona on Saturday morning, when nearly 700 people--mostly men hurtling toward middle age--grabbed at a chance to leave everyday life behind in a sky-diving, bungee-jumping, hang-gliding kind of way.
November 19, 2009
Lakers tonight VS. CHICAGO When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 8-3, Bulls 6-4. Record vs. Bulls (2008-09): 2-0. Update: The Lakers have swept the two-game series the last two seasons and won six of the last seven games. Kobe Bryant (24,161 points) is 16 points shy of passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24,176) for second on the Lakers' all-time scoring list. Jerry West (25,192)
March 28, 2013 |
Wednesday morning, hours before the Bulls applied the brakes to the Heat's run at history, Chicago Coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if he had mentioned Miami's 27-game winning streak. "What streak?" Thibodeau said. Indeed, on a night in which the only Derrick Rose appearance came via a bobblehead doll and Joakim Noah, Richard Hamilton and Marco Belinelli also sat with injuries, the Bulls made history disappear. The second-longest winning streak in North American major professional sports league history is over thanks to a 101-97 victory that, out of nowhere, rekindled talk of a lengthy Bulls' postseason run. Heat, meet grit.
March 8, 2014 |
MIAMI AT CHICAGO: Sunday at 10 a.m. PDT . TV: Channel 7 . The Indiana Pacers suddenly aren't looking like the only threat to Miami in the Eastern Conference. Chicago's stunning surge since Derrick Rose was lost for the season and Luol Deng was traded to Cleveland is rooted in the collective toughness of the players left behind and the coaching brilliance of Tom Thibodeau. Center Joakim Noah has elevated himself into a most-valuable-player candidate, point guard D.J. Augustin has played like an All-Star and power forward Taj Gibson has generated a starter's production coming off the bench.
June 8, 1998 |
From the city that brought you the Valentine's Day Massacre and other great routs (see: Mrs. O'Leary's cow v. wood structures) comes Bulls 96, Jazz 54, historic in its own right and nearly as tough on the victims.
May 26, 2011 |
From Chicago How you know it's past your bedtime: The young Bulls with 22-year-old MVP Derrick Rose played Miami even for all five games of the Eastern Conference finals, but the infamous Heat with two-time former MVP LeBron James out-finished them in four, the last Thursday's 83-80 come-from-behind victory, and that's all it takes in a best-of-seven series. Leading by 12, 3:02 from sending the series back to Miami, the Bulls gulped, Miami finished on an 18-3 run and it was summer in Chicago.