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The argument for eliminating the NBA’s conference playoffs

Austin Dykstra, Writer

March 10, 2020

The NBA does not shy away from change. Viewed as the most progressive league among the four major sports, the NBA made considerable changes to the game, including alterations to the All-Star game format, the implementation of a coach's challenge and the elimination of automatic top-4 playoff berths to division winners. The...

Bulls fans chant ‘Fire GarPax’ on national television

Bulls fans chant ‘Fire GarPax’ on national television

February 25, 2020

Bulls fans chanted “Fire GarPax” on national television on the first day of the NBA All-Star weekend,...

Bulls rookie makes NBA history…again.

Bulls rookie makes NBA history…again.

February 23, 2020

Bulls' guard Coby White etched his name in the record books by becoming the first rookie in NBA history...

Zach Lavine highlights NBA All-Star snubs

Zach Lavine highlights NBA All-Star snubs

February 11, 2020

With the announcement of the NBA All-Star Game reserves, it’s time to indulge in our annual tradit...

Black Athlete Spotlight: Kobe Bryant

Black Athlete Spotlight: Kobe Bryant

February 11, 2020

On a foggy Sunday morning,  the professional sporting world was staggered by the loss of a basketball...

LeBron vs. Jordan: Settling the debate

LeBron vs. Jordan: Settling the debate

February 2, 2020

From the moment he was drafted first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, it was apparent that LeBron James ...

The Bulls need more out of Lauri Markkanen and Co.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

The Bulls need more production out of their core players. Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Wendall Carter Jr. were supposed to comprise a playoff-caliber core for the Chicago Bulls. Instead, they’ve each played well below their respective ceilings in the early stages of the 2019-20 NBA season. From the moment the ...

Is Coby White the real deal?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

A collective groan resonated throughout Chicago after three teams leapfrogged the Chicago Bulls in the 2019 NBA Draft order. The Bulls, in desperate need of help at the point guard position, finished 2018-19 with the fourth worst record in the NBA. They entered the draft lottery with a 12.5% chance of landing the first pick in th...

Way-too-early NBA Award predictions

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers Last season, Kawhi Leonard put the NBA on notice. A tumultuous offseason saw the the soft-spoken Leonard go from hero to villain after severing ties with the NBA’s model franchise, the San Antonio Spurs. Critics lambasted Leonard for forcing his way out of a fran...

Ranking the NBA logos

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor

October 8, 2019

10. New Orleans Pelicans: The New Orleans Pelicans secured the final slot for best NBA logo. Their logo shows a confident pelican with its wings spread, seemingly guarding a basketball. It also has the fleur-de-lis, a symbol that means a great deal to the city of New Orleans at the top above the arched print.   ...

NBA end of year awards predictions

NBA end of year awards predictions

April 29, 2017

This 2016-2017 NBA season has lived up to the hype that none of us NBA fans were expecting. In thi...

Hitting the snooze button on NBA

Hitting the snooze button on NBA

April 11, 2017

We all need to rest, there's no way around it. Getting the proper amount of rest results in  having...

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