Season Preview: Chicago Bulls

October 11, 2009

Team History:

The Chicago Bulls before Michael Jordan is similar to the history of the world before the introduction of language; we know it was there, but we have no clue what actually happened (except Jerry Sloan, which might make him a cave drawing). Once Jordan hit Chicago, the franchise was transformed from a so-so team into one of the greatest of all time. Jordan, the greatest of all time (don’t try to deny it), led the Bulls to some of the greatest moments in the history of the league.

After some mighty struggles with the Pistons and Celtics in the 1980s, the Bulls brought in the still unproven coach Phil Jackson to coach the young Bulls that had the infamous Jordan and a young up-and-comer Scottie Pippen. The Bulls would go on to win three championships in a row (the first threepeat for Jackson) from the 91-93 seasons. Jordan retired, shocking the world (kind of like Barry Sanders, only a lot bigger) and the Bulls dropped from Champions to near champions with Pippen leading the charge. Jordan came back (the first time) and the Bulls went on to post another threepeat. One of those seasons, the Bulls posted a 70-12 record, the most wins in NBA history.

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Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

October 9, 2009

I’ve never had a favorite NBA team, no true love to cheer for year after year. I once read that “favorite teams are for fascists” and I began to use that as my justification and it was certainly a fitting one as my well worn copy of the Communist Manifesto is rarely too far from my reach. Although, there is a certain emptiness that comes without the true love of a favorite team. That’s not to say I haven’t had a few minor flings here and there though.

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Season Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

October 6, 2009

Surprise, Surprise, the Champ is here today filling in for the Ivy Leaguer who is buried in a myriad of schoolwork. Working on a little short notice, I am going to fill in our faithful readers on the forecast of the Milwaukee Bucks.


A Little History:

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Season Preview: Golden State Warriors

October 3, 2009

Team History:

The Golden State Warriors began as the Philadelphia Warriors, then San Francisco Warriors, and then they were the Golden State Warriors. In their time, they have had hall of fame players come and go, break and hold NBA records, and be the best and one of the worst teams in the NBA. Obviously, they have quite a bit of history to go along with that terrible logo that they sport (what is that, something from The Watchmen?).

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Season Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

October 1, 2009

Team History:

The Grizzlies haven’t always played their home games in Memphis. As some/most of you know, the Grizzlies initially were in the great city of Vancouver. Another notable piece of history for the Grizzlies is that they were the first NBA team to have a website. Other than that, the franchise has been little but a struggling team annually in the draft lottery with a horrific record.

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