Factors to Consider When Choosing Basketball Shoes

Since not all basketball shoes are made the same, there are some factors that you need to look at before you decide which shoes are the right ones for you. Basketball shoes are can make or break your performance on the court.

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Four Basketball Players Certain to Make Every All-Time Best List

Basketball is a game made up of fierce matchups and tough competition. Therefore it’s no surprise that the prospect of an all-time great list is a hotly debated topic. From fans and analysts to the players themselves — everyone has an opinion.  

So that got me thinking, amidst all the arguing: which players are guaranteed a spot? And after research, there are names that continue to crop up in spite of wild takes and team allegiance, either because they are too important to the game, or the stats don’t lie.  [Read more…]

When Might the NBA Potentially Return to Action? 

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The Covid-19 pandemic sabotaged all sporting activities across the globe with major leagues and tournaments halting on its account. The NBA is no exception; the 2019-20 season had to be called off for the safety of players, fans, and other stakeholders. Two months later, it is not yet clear when the league will resume.   [Read more…]

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is Inspired by Michael Jordan

In his heyday, Michael Jordan was once described by Oprah Winfrey as “the most famous person on the planet.” The clip, included in the new series which pretends to be a documentary, “The Last Dance,” might not be hyperbole. In terms of sporting figures throughout the course of history, there’s pretty much Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth in the highest pantheon of pantheons.

Yes, you have Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and more in the world of football, but Jordan is rarified air. His Airness played with the Chicago Bulls from 1984-1993, and when he came back to play for the team from 1995-1998, there was already a statue of him (deservedly so) outside the venue where he put in work every night.

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Scottie Pippen: An Exclusive with the Chicago Bulls Legend

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With all the buzz tonight surrounding the debut of the 30 for 30 docuseries, “The Last Dance,” profiling the Chicago Bulls dynasty, we figured it was time to revisit this piece from June 13, 2013. It’s an exclusive with the greatest so-called “second banana” in NBA history, Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen.

It’s from the ground-breaking ceremony on the Bulls’ practice facility, the Advoacte Center. At the time of the interview Pippen was serving as Special Advisor to the President and COO for the team. He is probably the team’s number one ambassador, and he was on hand Monday for the ground-breaking of the Bulls new practice facility. The exclusive with Scottie Pippen from seven years ago is below:

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Chicago Bulls Join Lori Lightfoot Campaign Promoting Social Distance

The coronavirus pandemic has been trying times for everybody, worldwide, but the best thing we can do to get through it is to try and maintain a sense of humor. One of the funniest memes circulating on social media throughout this adverse month is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and her look of strong disapproval.

Her stern image appears, photo-shopped, in places closed off by this lockdown. Pair this popular trend with Chicago’s obsessiveness with sports, and you have a message that will reach a lot of people. Enter “We Are Not Playing,” a campaign that partners City Hall with Chicago’s professional sports teams in an effort to stop the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Rip Hamilton (Exclusive) on Kobe, Jordan, NBA All-Star Weekend

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Detroit Pistons legend and former Chicago Bull Rip Hamilton is back in town for NBA All-Star weekend, and we caught up with him Thursday night at the Rookie USA fashion show. The event benefits the James R. Jordan foundation, managed by Michael Jordan’s mother, and named for his late father.

Hamilton is close to Jordan and he talks to him all the time, so coming out and supporting the cause was a natural course of action and easy decision for him.

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Only Hope for Chicago Bulls Rebuild is via Draft Says Corie Blount

From 1991-1998, the Chicago Bulls were the greatest sports dynasty that this city has ever seen. They “three-peated” twice, winning six NBA titles in all and forward Corie Blount was a part of it. Since the dynasty ended in 1998, the franchise has been a shell of its former self.

In a league where just about anybody who is trying can make the playoffs, the Bulls have reached the postseason just once since 2015. When you make your free NBA picks against the spread these days, don’t put your money on Chicago! Already 15.5 games out of first place and eight games under .500, the Bulls went 22-60 last season and 27-55 the previous season. So how will this once proud but now laughably bad franchise even return to glory?

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Jim Boylen Sacked on Christmas Eve? Will Bulls Continue Dark Tradition?

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The idea of getting sacked on Christmas Eve is Dickensian to say the least, but the Chicago Bulls have already done it twice. It happened to Tim Floyd in 2001 and Scott Skiles in 2007. There was heavy speculation in 2009 that then coach Vinny Del Negro would be greeted with a “Merry Christmas- here’s your pink slip!” but it didn’t happen. For what it’s worth, the Oakland Raiders have also done this, canning then coach Mike White on Christmas Eve 1998.

The GarPax (GM Gar Forman and VP John Paxson) let him stick out the entire season, only to be told Hasta la vista, baby, on Cinco de Mayo Eve 2010. Which brings us to the current Bulls head coach, one squarely on the hot seat, in Jim Boylen.

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Chicago Bulls Fans, Vote with Your Feet, Don’t Support this Disaster

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At this point, the Chicago Bulls, as an organization, are really no different than a hedge fund. Both exist simply to make money for a small group of people who are already exceedingly wealthy. The Chicago Bulls are basically nothing more than a brand or marketing machine that also plays some, horribly bad, basketball on the side.

This is not anything new, and it’s not anything that will change until the fan base supporting them changes. Simply put Chicago Bulls fans, you must vote with your feet. The Bulls despite putting a listless, useless, lifeless, product on the court last season, were second in the NBA in attendance last season.

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Athletes Who Destroyed Their Careers Because of Gambling

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A lot of people out there enjoy a night or two of gambling and playing at casinos, and in most cases, the excitement and thrill that come with it do not result in a massive strain on the person’s finances. However, some people have let gambling affect them in ways that have scarred their finances and relationships for life.

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Addison Russell or GarPax: Who Would You Send Packing First?

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It’s a really tough question, and essentially it all boils down to a contest of what can arguably be classified as corporate crime/white collar crime versus allegedly criminally violent and utterly immoral acts. Chicago sports fans, who would jettison first- Chicago Cubs middle infielder Addison Russell or Chicago Bulls front office men, V.P. John Paxson and G.M. Gar Forman.

And you can vote below on Twitter, up until 8pm tonight. As of now, the voting is tightly contested, and it’s way too close to call who will be the “winner” (i.e. loser) when the polls closes.

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