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Magic's Howard: Bulls are best team in the East

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Magic's Howard: Bulls are best team in the East

Monday, March 7, 2011
12:09 p.m.

CSNChicago.com

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard called into 'The Dan Patrick Show' on Monday to discuss a variety of topics including the red-hot Bulls.

"I think Chicago is playing the best basketball right now," said Howard.

He also weighed in on the MVP race and said if he couldn't vote for himself, that he would vote for Derrick Rose.

With the Heat's emotional reaction to their loss to the Bulls on Sunday a hot topic around the nation, Howard also talked about crying after losses.

I used to cry after all my basketball games. Then one of my teammates said youre in the NBA now just get it back the next game, Howard said.

Howard stuck up for the Heat. If they were crying, that means they really care about winning, Howard said. Its kind of tough for those guys because coming into the season everyone had them winning 90 games, Howard said.

Catch "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.

Portion of this text written by Andrew Perloff of "The Dan Patrick Show"

Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

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Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine has had a great and busy offseason. He had some grueling workouts with his father, supported his teammates during NBA Summer League and even took some batting practice with former NL MVP Kris Bryant. But the best part of LaVine’s busy offseason was a very, very cool gift from his parents. 

LaVine’s mom and dad gifted him a 1968 Pontiac LeMans, a rare and very collectible vehicle.

Bulls fans were first exposed to LaVine’s love of classic cars last season when he discussed his infatuation with the stable of classic vehicles owned by Jabari Parker

With his ‘68 Pontiac LeMans now in tow, LaVine is well on his way to amassing his own impressive collection. He has a reputation in league circles for being an extremely hard worker already but there is no doubt that this awesome gift from his parents will serve as a little extra motivation as the 2019-20 season nears. 

Bulls Talk Podcast: Bulls Summer League recap with Ricky O’Donnell

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Bulls Summer League recap with Ricky O’Donnell

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson are joined by SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell

0:50        Ricky on his Top 11 players from NBA Summer League story and why Coby White was 11th

2:45        Realistic expectations for White next season

3:40        Will Kris Dunn be on opening night roster?

4:55        Mark disagrees with Ricky on where White will be in the rotation

7:10        On Chandler Hutchison and his role

9:50        Could LaVine see minutes at the small forward spot?

11:00     On Daniel Gafford and his summer league performance

15:20     On Bulls 2019-20 win total over/under at 30.5

16:55     Which team in the East can the Bulls overtake and make the playoffs?

22:00     Going over the western conference and which teams have realistic championship potential

                Editor’s note: Kevin stated he thinks Portland has the best healthy backcourt in the NBA right now completely forgetting about Russ and Harden. He regrets the error.

29:30     The short list of contenders in the East

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: