Alex Sonty

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Blogger at SBNation's, poli-sci professor at UIC and the City Colleges of Chicago, IPA-enthusiast

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  • Golf El Tigre
  • Boxing Manny Pacquiao
  • EPL Arsenal
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Bulls vs. Knicks: Successful turnover battle & heroic Butler effort get Bulls closer to clinching division


The Bulls logged a monstrous 109.8 Offensive Rating w/ great ball movement, as 69.2% of their buckets were assisted; Jimmy Butler continues to minimize Carmelo Anthony.

Bulls vs. Knicks: Rose & the cognitive dissonance of 'Hero Ball'


Derrick Rose is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's game in New York. Jason Patt relayed the play-by-play of Rose's "Hero Ball" effort and how Rose's...


Derrick Rose will be a father this year

Derrick Rose's "girlfriend of almost four years", stylist Meika Blackman Reese, is pregnant, expecting, having a baby.

C.J. Watson needs a rest, but the Bulls have needed him more


C.J. Watson has been "quietly battling lingering soreness from the left ankle and left elbow injuries he sustained earlier this season" and Tom Thibodeau reportedly wants to rest him over stretches...

Bulls vs. Celtics: Deng, rebounding, and energy spark second-half comeback over surging Boston


The Bulls edged out the Celtics 93-86 at the United Center to prevent a 3-game losing streak on Thursday at the United Center. Luol Deng scored a game-high 26 points on 21 shots (8-for-8 on FTs)...

Carlos Boozer's production similarities to Chris Bosh


Watching the Heat suck the big one against the Celtics on Sunday, I noticed Chris Bosh frustrating my basketball shorts like the frustration I receive watching Carlos Boozer at many times. So, I...

Bulls vs. Rockets: Day two of the suckfest makes it time to question seriousness of Rose's injury


The Rockets ran the floor and moved the ball in ways that used George Karl's formula that recently beat the Bulls, showing that savvy coaches are taking notice of how to exploit Rose's absence....

Thunder 92, Bulls 78: OKC routed an awful, slow, flat-footed Bulls squad


Russell Westbrook assassinating the whatever residue of dignity Omer Asik had stored up for a rainy day was just a moment wasn't some giant microcosm, but a reflection of Sunday's nationally...

Bulls - Nuggets Notes: Uncharacteristic loss in the paint for Chicago


In the Bulls 108-91 loss to the Nuggets on monday at the United Center, the Bulls got demolished at almost every level in the paint.

D-Rose groin injury update: Derrick Rose week-to-week, not day-to-day


Derrick Rose's groin injury could keep him off the court for longer than "gametime decision" quotes from Tom Thibodeau have led us to believe

On Bulls Bench Mob bailing out starters against Raptors and a personal note on the late Lacy J. Banks


This may not mean much to anyone, but anyone of color with a passion for writing understands that unconscious default of never seeing any face the same color as you throughout a whole newspaper of...

Thibs addresses resting players too much; Brad Miller retiring after season


Derrick Rose will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday against the Raptors with a strained groin, K.C. Johnson is reporting, despite Tom Thibodeau saying he will be a "gametime decision".

NBA Rumors: Will the Bulls sign Derek Fisher? Do they want to? Should they?


Derek Fisher was traded to the Rockets and bought out, so now he's a free agent. The rumor is that he wants to join the Bulls or Heat, but there are obvious unanswered questions that go along with...

Bulls-centric 2012 NBA trade deadline roundup


The trade deadline hit at 2:00 P.M CST Thursday. Here are the moves (and one significant non-move) and how (if at all) they affect the Bulls or the landscape of the league.

Bulls 106, Heat 102: An embarrassment for Miami's Big Three is Thibodeau's triumph


The Bulls beat the Heat 106-102 at the United Center on Wednesday, but the Heat were playing catch-up for about the final 30 minutes of the game.

Rose fined $25k for criticizing refs; Deng 'set to return' against Heat Wednesday


D-Rose was fined $25k or comments about the officiating of the Bulls win over the Knicks on Monday. Deng practiced Tuesday. Thibs was "hopeful" he would return vs. the Heat Wednesday


Derrick Rose's Enchanced Ballin-iness: He bought a Trump Tower condo

Derrick Rose is moving to an apartment in the sky of downtown Chicago at the Trump

Bulls - Knicks: Derrick Rose on playing against Jeremy Lin, and the officials


Derrick Rose and Jeremy Lin had quite a battle in the Bulls' 104-99 win over the Knicks at the United Center on Monday.

Bulls 111, Jazz 97: Boozer and Korver come out for some bumslayin'


Their awesome frontcourt just wasn't enough to genuinely compete with the NBA-winningest Bulls advancing to 34-9 in Saturday night's 111-97 win over the Jazz at the United Center.

Bulls vs. Orlando Magic: Game Preview #42


The Bulls have the best record in the league at 33-8. They've won eight straight, including three straight at home where they're 15-2 this season. The Magic are a good team with some talented...

Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers: Game Preview #40


What's threatening about the Pacers to the Bulls is that they're extremely well-coached to get to the free throw line, take care of the basketball, and maximize broken plays and mistakes by...

Bulls-Spurs: The aesthetically gratifying Derrick Rose and his battering ram through media ADD


National games against perennial contenders like the Spurs matter to voters. And dominant will-to-win effots, despite facing a defense coached by arguably the best in the game, Gregg Popovich ,...

Bulls vs. Hornets: Rip 'felt great'; Rose's game-winner a broken play?


The important questions are: (1) how did Rip feel after over six of pain in his groin and thigh?; (2) how much play can we expect from him for the rest of the season; and (3) how much production...

Bulls 90, Hawks 79: Huge first quarter run and enough defense keep Bulls from another stinker


The Bulls' 90-79 win over the Hawks on Monday was a bit of dominance mixed with a bit of a stinker. Leading by as much as 21, pulling the starters from a game where Atlanta never really had a...

Friday notes: Practice progress, Watson's struggles, Rose's heaves


C.J. Watson is shooting badly and not getting to the free throw line over the last five games.

Bulls vs. Celtics: Both defenses dominated for runs, but the Bulls' were bigger


The Bulls and Celtics both blew leads in their Thursday game at the United Center, but the Bulls pulled out the 89-80 win. The same Bulls that was behind to have the Bulls playing catch-up early...

Bulls 121, Kings 115: Great rebounding keeps Bulls in games, but bad rebounding gives lesser teams chances


No matter how you slice it, the Bulls win over the Kings on Tuesday night was a fun game to watch. There was plenty of comedy to go with hustle. And where the score implies more drama than there...

Bulls at Celtics: Bulls mulligans added drama when dominated by Boston defense


The Bulls only lost to the Celtics by four in Boston on a Sunday afternoon where the Cs extended their lead to 14 with 5:08 remaining in the game. But the fails that led to that lead and many...

Bulls 90, Hornets 67: Barely scoring 90 and winning by 23 has to be about as Bulls-y as it gets


The thrilla' in Nawlins featured the Bulls stampeding (thumbs up, right?) over the Hornets in a way that threatened the home team's franchise-record for least points in a game. But a final second...

Dwight Howard and the Bulls: Ira Winderman on when the price is too high


Ira Winderman came out and said it -- that the price the Bulls would have to pay for Dwight Howard creates problems similar to those of the Knicks. That any price that ends with Howard as a Bull is...

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