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‘The Cardiac Kids’

Here we go with the diagnosis prognosis talk again, right?

Sorry, and forgive our being testy, but the country needs to understand that the Chicago Bulls and their fans have suffered through four straight ‘heart attack’ close games to start this season.

However, there is good news. The team and its fans are now in rapid recovery.

For the first four games of this young season, this Bulls team has been performing a tightrope act: In the first halves of games they have underperformed, turning over the ball, forgetting plays, and giving their opponents confidence while raising the blood pressure of coach and fans.

Running of the Bulls

Yet sure as The Sun Also Rising, in the second halves of those games “the cardiac kids” Bulls seem to awaken as though from a dream. Their defense tightens, their shots go in, and they fly to the finish-line for wins or near-wins.

A case in point was the Bulls’ last game vs. the streaking Warriors, in which from the mid-third quarter on, the Bulls fought back tooth and nail, culminating with the frenetic finish led by active guard Kirk Hinrich.

Of course, it helped that with seconds left and the Bulls up by one, there was a game-ending non-foul call on Tyson Chandler’s stop of a Richardson lay-up attempt. Richardson drew contact with the back-pedaling Bulls forward. It also helped that the Warriors’ shooting went into the tank in the second half. In any case, good teams make their breaks, and the Bulls are creating theirs with a blur of hustle and movement on both ends of the court along with equal dashes of chemistry and heart.

SuperKirk and Sweets

Leading the charge in these end-game finishes have been playmaker Kirk Hinrich and 6’-8” forward-center Michael Sweetney. Hinrich has morphed from playmaker to consistent game breaker. In fact, he is now breaking through to elite guard status in the NBA. Against the Warriors, with Chris Duhon resting on the bench from a knee bruise, the third-year Hinrich had to play the dual roles of point and scoring guards.

NBA scouts say that this year’s Kirk Hinrich is stronger, equipped with a sharper court vision and more confident than ever with what to do with the ball in his hands. That Hinrich had the physical tools and could provide leadership was established. Now he has graduated to showing that he can take over a game for an extended period. As a big-time outside scoring threat, Hinrich is able to bring defending guards out and then penetrate the key area fast with ample scoring and passing options available. Sweets open? Flash him a pass. Chandler moving to the basket? Toss him a dart, Orton-style.

Import Michael Sweetney has established himself as a skilled big man to rely on in key situations. In fact, the team is feeling that Sweets gives the Bulls the quick, strong low-post defensive presence and scoring threat they need in the post-Curry era or at least for this season. Welcome to the Chicago Bulls’ vaunted inside-outside game.



SuperKirk and Sweets. LOL. like some cheezy seventies cop B-movie. I LIKE IT!
 

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SuperKirk and Sweets. LOL. like some cheezy seventies cop B-movie. I LIKE IT!
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Awesome analogy miz

I can see Superkirk and Sweets cruising in their pimped out Torino kicking butt and taking names

In Australia in the 1970's , Paul Hogan , aka Crocodile Dundee had a very successful comedy sketch show called "The Paul Hogan Show"

One of his more famous characters from that show was rough 'n tough cop , Sgt Donger

Donger had a large beer gut and was best known for his rough house tactics of beating confessions out of his suspects by bouncing them around the back alley ways by slamming them with his gut and then finishing them off by passing wind in their general direction

A role Sweets could possibly fulfill with aplomb

Whenver Sgt Donger had his suspects pinned ..they would plead :

No! No ! not the gut Sgt Donger !

And Donger would proceed to bounce them around

SuperKirk and Sweety Donger

I'm liking it

:laugh:
 
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