We can all see the on court problems, but now there are off court issues with VDN also? - "The Bulls fined guard Ben Gordon on Thursday for missing the team deadline for a flight, and the typically stoic guard expressed his displeasure during an animated conversation with coach Vinny Del Negro.
The incident took place after Del Negro addressed reporters and had answered a direct question about whether players respect the rookie coach by saying this: "They should. They better. But you ask the players that."
Del Negro declined a request through a team spokesman to address the issue further. Reached outside the Berto Center, Gordon said the incident was no longer an issue and he had no problems with Del Negro.
Gordon did not curse his coach directly but used profanity to emphasize his frustration, believing he had been falsely accused of the transgression."
Another take - "When Ben Gordon angrily confronted the coach Thursday over a fine for being late for a team flight, swearing within earshot of the media, you know it's a sign the inmates are starting to run the asylum.When Ben Gordon angrily confronted the coach Thursday over a fine for being late for a team flight, swearing within earshot of the media, you know it's a sign the inmates are starting to run the asylum."
A good reason to focus on the game - "Del Negro is intelligent, articulate and knows the game. Let's talk basketball. The Raps and Bulls are desperate for a win and this is a big game for both teams."
Good start to the Bull mailbag - "It's my turn for a question: How in the name of James Naismith can Bucks guard Luke Ridnour more than double Derrick Rose's vote total in All-Star balloting? OK, I feel better now. Time for some answers."
I hope this is not true, I want all the D-Rose I can get - "The league has extended an invitation to this year's [skills challenge] to Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, but the rookie hasn't decided if he'll accept."
Non-sports related note: The LOST premiere was ridiculously good. I won't waste your time analyzing when there is already a great blog with pre-episode analysis / guesses, instant reactions, and thought out analysis (not posted yet).