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Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) dribbles the ball up the court against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo | Tim Heitman)

COLUMN: The Bulls should play internationally more often

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | January 20, 2023

The Chicago Bulls (21-24) competed in their fourth ever NBA international game on Thursday, where they faced the Detroit Pistons (12-36) in Paris, France.  The Bulls defeated the Pistons in convincing fashion, winning 126-108. The Bulls dominated...

Huffs Hoops: The Last Dance highlights change in NBA rivalries

Huff’s Hoops: “The Last Dance” highlights change in NBA rivalries

By Jarrett Huff | April 28, 2020

Episodes three and four of ESPN 30 for 30’s “The Last Dance” aired Sunday, giving us arguably some of the best two hours in the documentary series’ history. From Ron Harper’s criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Lenny Wilkens decision...

The Rant: Ripping into Rip

By Jimmy Johnson | April 4, 2012

It’s time to forget the notion Richard Hamilton is going to contribute for the Chicago Bulls.

I, for one, am waiting for a collage featuring Hamilton sitting on the Bulls’ bench holding his head up and sporting his egg white headband.

It’s funny how Hamilton was pegged as the acquisition to get the Bulls past the Miami Heat.

Instead, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will likely blow past him if these two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Hamilton hasn’t been a huge disappointment, though, if you didn’t have pie-in-the-sky expectations for him.

Look at the facts: prior to joining the Bulls, Hamilton’s combined minutes from the regular season and playoffs was 32,580.

He’s old, beat up and with it being a condensed NBA season, he’s out of place.

The Bulls’ only chance to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy will come down to getting top-notch performances from Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, and not from Mr. Glass.