Tagged Chicago Bulls

BbA 14: Young NBA Players Facing Career Crossroads

Many players struggle just to carve out an NBA career during their first season or two. However, once establishing themselves, they unlock new pathways and opportunities depending on their talent and production. Whether it’s earning a max contract, a greater role or even just proving to be a “winning” player, life comes fast before earning…

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3 Key Bulls ‘The Last Dance’ Disrespected

NBA Nation just finished consuming ESPN/Netflix’s riveting 10-part documentary The Last Dance. While the five-week Michael Jordan-centric show hit many of the highlights, die-hard Chicago Bulls and ‘90s NBA fans have longed for more. Most of Jordan’s teammates received shoutouts, ranging from dedicated episodes for Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, to specific segments for Horace…

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The Numbers: Chicago Bulls Win 15 Straight at Home

On May 21, 1991, The Chicago Bulls were rolling, and not even their rival Detroit Pistons could get in their way. Michael Jordan led the way with 35 points as the Bulls took care of business. The Bulls had only lost one game through the first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs, and that was…

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‘The Last Dance’ Roundtable: The End

TBW Media decided to take things to Twitter for the culmination of ESPN and NETFLIX’s documentary, The Last Dance. Writers Bob Bajek, myself and Editor in Chief Joel C. Cordes live-tweeted the finale together as a way to do our periodic roundtable a bit differently. Below you will find a restructured recap of our thoughts…

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5 Former Role Players Who Would Stand Out in Today’s NBA

One thing ESPN’s The Last Dance has really hammered home for me is just how stark the contrast in playing styles is between the modern game and even 20-30 years ago. That premise has gotten my mind racing: What players from that era would seamlessly fit in the modern NBA? Remove the brutish post-ups and…

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The Numbers: Michael Jordan’s No. 12 Masterpiece

The basketball world rightly associates No. 23 with Michael Jordan. No. 45 also played a short role during his 1994-95 comeback season as well—as detailed recently on ESPN’s The Last Dance. But do you know The Goat once donned No. 12 on Valentine’s Day 1990? The Orlando Magic hosted the up-and-coming Bulls that evening. Both teams…

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Scottie Pippen was the Robin Who Could Have Been Batman

In 1992, Detective Comics issued #644, the first part of a Batman story called Electric City. At one point, Batman is killed by The Electrocutioner and Robin steps up to beat him into submission. Batman was eventually revived by a bolt of electricity and ultimately saved the day, but the brief period without the leading man…

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The Numbers: The Shot

The record for the most points scored by a player in NBA history on May 7th is 44 points. While this seems like an arbitrary “record” to point to, the last two of those points are one of the most iconic moment in history. The year was 1989. The setting was Game 5 of the…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Under-Appreciated – Part 2

A rim rocking dunk, thunderous applause after a game-winning buzzer-beater, surprising performances from cast-away players, unexpected runs from written-off teams… The NBA has always been a place where players, coaches and teams compete at the highest level to leave an indelible mark on our sports consciousness. But while many live on through countless documented memories…

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