Dwyane Wade's Weird Year in Chicago, Jordan Owned the Knicks, Kornet's Grandparents Are Stuck on a Ship, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Dwyane Wade’s Weird Year in Chicago, Jordan Owned the Knicks, Kornet’s Grandparents Are Stuck on a Ship, and Other Bulls Bullets

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My girlfriend said she wanted to write the bullets today, and then proceeded to type this out:

  • Michael Jordan is the GOAT
  • Coby White has a nice flow
  • Zach LaVine loves his dog
  • Fire Jim Boylen
  • We miss D. Rose
  • Wendell Carter Jr. has my heart

Two things: (1) I think she is coming for my job, (2) why is this such an accurate and concise list of my recent thoughts?

  • Everyone keep Luke Kornet’s family in your thoughts! According to WGN, the Bulls center’s grandparents are currently stuck on a cruise ship that’s had several suspected cases of COIVD-19. The two have not yet been able to dock and are currently quarantined in their small cabins. I’m wishing them a safe journey home.
  • The Chicago Tribune’s Jamal Collier wrote about barber Terrance Wills, whose business has directly suffered due to the NBA’s hiatus. Wills has built a close connection with the basketball community over the years, often hosting current players like Zach LaVine of Wendell Carter Jr. for a fresh cut. While his business – of course – isn’t completely reliant on ballers, he’s become a go-to spot for many of these folks. The story serves as a good reminder of the outside impact a sports-less society can have on people. Fortunately, Wills’ business should be fine for the time being, but the hiatus has forced him to close up shop for the foreseeable future. Anyway, if you’re in the Chicagoland area and your hair is growing unruly during this quarantine, consider hitting up Wills when we’re all allowed to do normal things again! Maybe you’ll run into LaVine!
  • If you’re bored and want to talk Bulls, Sam Smith seems to be taking questions for a mailbag on the regular. He released his most recent edition the other day, and one response got me thinking: How does Chicago really feel about Dwyane Wade? Like many, I always make fun of his tenure with the Bulls. Chicago grossly overpaid and the fit made absolutely no sense, but at the same time, I feel like we kind of have to appreciate the fact that he wanted to play for his hometown, no? And all things considered, he didn’t have a bad year in the Windy City. He still averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds. and 3.8 assists per game. Plus, that was the last time the team made the playoffs.
  • For the rest of my life, that 2016-17 campaign will feel like a movie or season of a show that never should have been. If you watched “Community,” that would be Season 4, when show-runner Dan Harmon was stupidly let go (before being brought back one season later). If you saw The Fast and the Furious series, it would be Tokyo Drift, when none of the normal characters were involved (at least we got Han, though). For That 70s Show, it was the season without Eric Forman. For Indiana Jones, it was The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (though, I didn’t mind that movie as much as everyone else). For Friday Night Lights it was Season 2, when Coach Taylor wasn’t Coach Taylor and Landry Clarke literally KILLED a man. For the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was Thor 2. For How I Met Your Mother, it was the whole final season. You get the point. The Dwyane Wade season with the Bulls will always feel like the odd one out.
  • You could own your own car. You could own your own house. You could own your own business. But you’ll never own anything as much as Michael Jordan owned the Knicks.


  • Speaking of which, the NBA’s Twitter account aired Jordan’s 55-point performance at Madison Square Garden in 1995 last night! If you’ve got nothing to do (and I know you basically have nothing to do), relive the fun!

  • Everyone keeps pumping out the throwback content, and that includes us, so check out our 5th game of the throwback series, win No. 72!

  • Watch this because it’s dope.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.