This was not just a trade to put out one of the league’s toughest fires, but a trade that brought warmth to each of the teams involved
Zach LaVine’s hands are still smoldering from the fires he set inside the Staples Center last weekend, and yet that’s the guy some people say the Chicago Bulls should trade?
There really is no better time to get re-acquainted with the league than on Christmas Day, the day when the NBA’s stage shines brightest outside of the postseason.
Now benefiting from clean bills of health and proven guidance, the Bulls are equipped with potential building blocks that could lead to this roster yielding much different results than its on-paper lookalike from a season ago.
The NBA can’t avoid a domino-like effect impacting the ’20-21 slate, but recent advances in handling the virus has allowed for increased chances in re-gaining revenue and fan engagement, making starting on one of the prime holidays make a lot more sense.
Seeing LeBron James pose with the Larry O’Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy for the fourth time was supposed to be captivating. It wasn’t, though.
In the face of the best example yet of Jimmy Butler’s superior ability to win at all costs, there still exists a sizable segment of basketball fans convinced that his superstar bark lacks qualifying bite.
Aside from Donovan’s coaching efforts this past season with a retooled Thunder playoff team — ultimately making him a candidate for coach of the year — his experience and presence highlights the true components in developing this new culture the new Bulls management is emphasizing right away.
The regrouping the franchise has endured may be a true saving grace for the Warriors and a pathway to an extended run of prosperity.
Every so often in text message exchanges I’ll make use of a GIF depicting Jimmy Butler’s playful reaction to then-Chicago Bulls teammate (and one-part athlete-to-three parts shooter) Doug McDermott’s serendipitous […]