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This You Gotta See: ALCS, NLCS and a LeBron James-Jimmy Butler NBA Finals crescendo

If the Heat beat the Lakers again in Game 6, Butler might have to be MVP no matter what happens in Game 7.

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Bulls’ voluntary minicamp bubble is done, but the work only gets harder

The NBA’s new normal is a minefield that all the front offices will have to maneuver through, and the next task is getting ready for the Nov. 18 draft. The Bulls hope they have the right pieces in place to do just that.

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New Bulls coach Billy Donovan might be just what this roster needed

Rather than allowing Bulls players to continue making excuses or playing to their weaknesses, Donovan has already started the process of building out a philosophy based on the strengths of his key players.

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Lovie Smith: Illini will be ‘out in force’ when Election Day arrives

As the 1976 presidential election neared, Smith, then a freshman at Tulsa, didn’t think much about voting. He’s making sure his players are more tuned in than he was.

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Bulls’ Denzel Valentine is excited to share a more personal side with his upcoming album, ‘517 Made Me’

The Bulls guard has a passion for music and spent the pandemic working on an album.

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This You Gotta See: Bears host Colts, Bucs about 100 hours apart. What could go wrong?

What if the Bears get to 5-0? Will they suddenly be the talk of the league? Will people start putting them in the Super Bowl conversation? Did anybody get the license-plate number of that truck that just sped off with our brains?

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Bulls bubble is building trust even with guard Kris Dunn going MIA

While the level of basketball has been inconsistent with months off, new general manager Marc Eversley said the last week has been about evaluating what’s on the court. And, more important, it has been about building organizational trust off the court.

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Bobblehead commemorates Bulls’ six championships

The bobbleheads are $45 each.

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New Bulls general manager Marc Eversley embraces the task at hand

While former GM Gar Forman made a career out of survival and mediocrity, Eversley and Co. are showing an aggressiveness to turn this "retooling’’ around as quickly as possible.

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Bulls hire a new head trainer, landing Todd Campbell from Pelicans

Campbell will take over from Jeff Tanaka, who was let go when his contract expired earlier this offseason.

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Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen talks ‘comeback’ with a new head coach

The former No. 7 overall pick from the 2017 draft admitted that he felt underutilized in Jim Boylen’s offensive system, but in taking accountability for a down year, he’s also looking forward to a new system to work with under Billy Donovan.

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Polling Place: When dust settles at G-Rate, will Cubs or White Sox have taken series?

This crosstown series definitely has some serious implications.

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Bulls guard Zach LaVine feeling free with new coach Billy Donovan

Under former coach Jim Boylen and the analytics department, players such as LaVine felt like they were playing with "one hand behind your back’’ in an offensive philosophy that frowned on the midrange game. Expect that to change under Donovan.

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Billy Donovan’s top priority as Bulls’ coach? Fix an underachieving roster

According to executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas, the hiring of Donovan was a no-brainer as soon as the coach hit the open market.

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Billy Donovan hiring another sign these aren’t the same old Bulls

Executive Arturas Karnisovas had to sell Donovan on something larger than what’s in the locker room right now, giving Bulls fans something real to dream about.

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Billy Donovan gets the nod as Bulls finally settle on a new coach

One day before intrasquad scrimmages begin in the Bulls’ minicamp, they have a new coach. Arturas Karnisovas continues to flex a go-big-or-go-home attitude.

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Michael Jordan joins Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace to form new NASCAR team

Jordan joins former NBA player Brad Daugherty, a partner at JTG Daugherty Racing, as the only Black owners at NASCAR’s elite Cup level. 

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Bulls point guard Kris Dunn opts out of voluntary minicamp

With free agency likely staring him in the face this offseason, Dunn decided to play it safe and stay away from participating in the voluntary minicamp.

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Another trophy for MJ: ‘The Last Dance’ wins Emmy for outstanding documentary

ESPN’s 10-part doc on Jordan and the Bulls beat out Netflix’s "Tiger King" and three others for the award.

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Bulls’ Coby White has sights set on being the starting point guard

White had one start at that lead guard spot before the shutdown last season, and it didn’t exactly ease some concerns. Now he may have to possibly beat out a healthy Kris Dunn to get back in that starting rotation.

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Autographed Michael Jordan bat rediscovered in car trunk

The baseball bat was neglected and forgotten, sitting in a car trunk for 13 years.

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Did Bulls guard Coby White share insider coaching info?

White thought the coaching field was going to be narrowed by Friday. Either way, the momentum for Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. continues to grow. Just ask Vegas.

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This You Gotta See: From Brady to Burrow, NFL gets going with QB storylines galore

In other news, the Bears open at Detroit. What, you thought Mitch Trubisky was the guy to watch?

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Billy Donovan’s firing from OKC adds new layer to Bulls’ coaching search

The Bulls are expected to at least make a run at interviewing Donovan for the vacancy left after the Jim Boylen firing, as the former Thunder coach should easily skip to the front of the line.

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Craig Hodges is still part of the fight

Ex-Bull who grew up during civil rights era pleased with current NBA players protesting social injustice

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Polling Place: Where do you stand on pros sitting out games in support of Black lives?

In 2020, sports fans have known nothing but disruption to their usual rooting routines. This time, though, it had nothing to do with the coronavirus.

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When sports and racial injustice collide, white athletes must choose if they’re allies or foes

The bar, in terms of what constitutes true allyship, keeps getting higher, and the choices — in a country whose president calls Black Lives Matter a "symbol of hate" — keep becoming more starkly defined.

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‘Best available player’ by the Bulls will send ripples through roster

In landing the No. 4 pick in last week’s draft lottery, the Bulls have some tough decisions to start to make as the new regime puts the rebuild under the microscope.

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Bulls’ next coach has some serious repair work to do

Whoever gets the job will have several disgruntled players to deal with.

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DePaul AD DeWayne Peevy wants big dreams and banners, but he has a Dave Leitao problem

Leitao’s very presence signifies to some an acceptance of mediocrity — of rampant losing — in the school’s bellcow sport. Will DeWayne Peevy really stake his own reputation on him?

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Bulls executive Arturas Karnisovas won’t rush into coaching decision

The Bulls have landed the No. 4 overall pick in the October NBA Draft and could start team activities in September and into October. Still, their vice president of basketball operations won’t rush to name a new coach. Karnisovas is focused on making sure the decision is a good one.

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Bulls VP Arturas Karnisovas is focused on best available player at No. 4

Need or best available player? As far as Karnisovas is concerned, the best available player is a no-brainer.