I have been horrible about posting, I’m so sorry. This blog is really an “online diary” for me to look back on (hopefully) after we win the “big prize” at the end of the year. With that being said, I must mark this momentous event in the Bulls franchise: Luol Deng being named as an All-Star reserve.
I know that he was absolutely thrilled. Especially with all the injuries that he has sustained. He’s also the Bull with the longest tenure at this point.
We routed the Hornets and then routed the Bobcats w/o Derrick, who is still nursing that sore back. I’ve had back spasms before and it usually takes a week to feel normal again, so I don’t know if he’ll be ready to face Boston. We’ll need him though. Boston has been playing better, although they dropped a heartbreaker at the buzzer to the Lakers on Thursday, and then lost to the Raptors tonight. Major fail for a team who’d been on a 5 game winning streak. They will be rested and ready for the Bulls though.
I’m imagining that Derrick, if healthy, will be ready to attack Rondo after Shaq wanted to claim on Thursday night, that Rondo is the “best PG in the game.” Charles, hysterically deadpanned in response: “…Is Derrick Rose dead?” (Go to the 4:48 mark in the above video to watch the whole exchange)
I know that Shaq has his opinion, and I am reasonable enough to hear dissenting opinions about my favorite players and team. I WILL say that Shaq appears to be a little too “fresh” for this analyst gig. Perhaps in a couple of years, when he has a little separation from playing the game, he will have more insightful perspective. All he does now, is talk about what player is better than another, without offering substantive/articulate analysis of any of the players that he is discussing. Its very pedestrian, and the fact that he just played with Rondo makes his analysis about Rondo being the best PG subject to a major #sideeye from me.
I WON’T be in-game tweeting for #CHIvsBOS unfortunately… They are playing at 2:30P CST on ABC. I have an industry event to attend Sunday afternoon. I’ll see what I can scrape off of Twitter when I get back in though. Take care Bulls fans and congratulations again, Luol Deng!