Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ben Wallace


Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. This week we are spotlighting the rough and rugged Power forward Ben Wallace. Wallace signed with the Washington Bullets (later Wizards) as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ben Wallace”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Minnesota Timberwolves


One of the big winners of the 2017 NBA draft is the Minnesota Timberwolves. They stole Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, reunited him with his former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeaux. The trade The Chicago Bulls traded Butler and the No. 16 pick for Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick. LaVine’s aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Minnesota Timberwolves”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Rajon Rondo


Anyone want to explain why a multi talent guard like Rajon Rondo is now rumored to be on the trade market and to all places ….Cleveland?  Apparently Chicago’s big three is more like a Big Two with Rondo being benched for the last three games. On December 2, he recorded his first triple-double of theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Rajon Rondo”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Phil Jackson


I liked Phil Jackson when he was a skinny defensive player for the Knicks back in the 70’s. I liked Phil Jackson better when he coached the Bulls and would bang heads with Pat Riley and then with Jeff Van Gundy. He would say things to tweek the Knicks and I get it was toContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Phil Jackson”

Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley


Patrick Ewing was the franchise for the Knicks but Charles Oakley was the backbone for the team. He did the dirty work. Oakley was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls. Oakley provided another scoring option andContinue reading “Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant


This week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is about the underrated underappreciated but important member on the basketball team…the Power forward so for this week Smallthoughts”Old School Tuesday will highlight 3 under appreciated and underrated but important players to their teams…Horace Grant, Buck Williams and Charles Oakley. First we are going to spotlight Horace Grant. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant”

Dwyane Wade Takes his Talents Home to the Chicago Bulls


                  This is definitely the week for bombshells in the NBA first Kevin Durant leaves Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and now after 12 seasons in Miami Dwyane Wade is no longer with the Miami Heat …he is going back home to Chicago toContinue reading “Dwyane Wade Takes his Talents Home to the Chicago Bulls”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Scott May


Before college basketball became the one and done place of athletics, college players played …4 years and were polished when they went on to the pros…such was the case for Scott May. He played all four years at Indiana and led the Hoosiers to the National Title in 1976. In his last two seasons withContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Scott May”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Norm Van Lier


The Chicago Bulls selected Van Lier in the third round of the 1969 NBA Draft, but immediately traded him to the Cincinnati Royals, with whom he led the NBA in assists in 1971. The Bulls then reacquired Van Lier during the 1971–72 season, and he remained with the Bulls until 1978, appearing in three All-StarContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Norm Van Lier”