Are the Bulls Jimmy Butler's team or Derrick Rose's?
With Butler's breakout 2014-15 season, some have wondered whether or not the Bulls should be his team instead of Derrick Rose's, given the point guard's injury woes the last few years.
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Butler was asked about this at Bulls Media Day Monday and turned the question toward the team as a whole.
"Do I agree [the Bulls are his team now]? Nah, I don't," he said. "I think it's all of our team. I can't do it by myself. He can't, either. Neither can [Pau Gasol or Taj Gibosn].
"We just want one goal - that's to win a championship. Everybody would be a winner then, not one person more than another. I don't think it's any one person's team. I think it's everybody's team, up and down our roster."
In an interview with CSN's Mark Schanowski and Will Perdue later in Media Day, Butler said he and Rose have a "great relationship" and talked about how he and Rose have gotten plenty of memes fired their way for their similar hairstyles, which, admittedly is uncanny:
A year from now, Chicago will be on the NBA's center stage in that they will be hosting the NBA's 2020 All-Star weekend.
Sunday, Team LeBron took down Team Giannis 178-164 in Charlotte to capture the 2019 NBA All-Star Game crown. Despite next year's game being a year away, the NBA unveiled the logo for the 2020 game, which the Bulls will host at the United Center.
According to the Bulls, the logo "features elements from the iconic Chicago flag including four red six-pointed stars and two horizontal blue stripes. The Chicago Bulls’ signature font and team colors – red and black – are also incorporated into the logo scheme."
During Sunday's game, Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan passed off the ceremonial 2020 All-Star Game basketball to Bulls president and COO, Michael Reinsdorf.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 16. It will be the 69th edition of the annual exhibition matchup.
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The NBA All-Start weekend is here, and you can bet Matt Nagy will keep an eye on the action.
The Bears head coach is a lifelong basketball fan, and he even weighed in on the “greatest of all time” debate between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
He ranked the top 10 NBA players of his lifetime for the team’s official site, and of course, he put the Chicago legend at the top of his list.
“This is the greatest athlete to ever play a sport,” Nagy said. “When the tongue came out… good luck.”
LeBron still came in second, and Nagy was quite complimentary, calling him the “most underappreciated athlete of all time when it comes to being a complete role model on and off the court.”
Two other Los Angeles Lakers legends were next, with Kobe Bryant at three and Magic Johnson at four in Nagy’s list.
Larry Bird came in fifth, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranked sixth, but Nagy admitted “Kareem would most likely be higher on this list if I wasn’t only 11 years old when he retired.”
Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, Shaq and Karl Malone rounded out the top 10.