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Jeremy Piven Message To Bulls Fans DON'T GIVE UP ON DERRICK ROSE!!!

3/12/2016 12:35 AM PST

Former "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven has an answer to the biggest sports question currently dogging his native city of Chicago ...

Is it time to finally give up on former MVP Derrick Rose?

Rose hasn't been the same since he won the award a few years ago ... and after all the injuries, legal issues and subpar play, some are wondering if it's high time to move on.

We got Piven -- a die hard Chicago sports fan -- doing some shopping out in L.A. and laid the question out to him ... his answer is sure to make the entire Rose family breathe a sigh of relief.

Hey, they haven't given up on the Cubs yet ... why treat Derrick any different? 

NBA's Doug McDermott Hey Kendall Jenner ... HOLLA AT ME!!!

2/2/2016 12:45 AM PST

Dear Kendall Jenner ... 

Sick of sharing Justin Bieber with your sister?

Well, meet Chicago Bulls small forward Doug McDermott

He's 6'8". He's rich. And he's down to hook up! 

Check out this clip of Doug in Bev Hills -- raving about the Kardashian family ... and Kendall in particular. 

In fact, the guy hit TMZ Sports with the task of "hooking it up" ... so, here ya go!!! 

Ball's in her court now. 

Rudy Tomjanovich On How to Beat Warriors: 'If I Knew, I'd Still Be Coaching'

1/27/2016 10:29 AM PST

Funny candid moment with Rudy Tomjanovich

The former Rockets and Lakers head coach was at Staples Center Tuesday night for the game ... when asked a question everyone's trying to figure out -- how do you beat the Warriors?

His answer's pretty funny. 

We also asked if he thinks the Warriors can win 73 games this season ... eclipsing the 95-96 Bulls. 

Check out his answer.  

Ron Harper '96 Bulls Would BEAT '15 Warriors ... Period.

11/18/2015 8:57 AM PST

The Golden State Warriors are good ... but they're NOT the 1996 Chicago Bulls ... so says Ron Harper who says his squad is the greatest NBA team of all time. 

The Warriors are 12-0 and dominating -- crushing opponents by an average of 15 points a game ... drawing comparisons to the legendary '96 Bulls ... the first team to ever win 70 regular season games. 

We asked Ron if he thought the Warriors had a shot to break their record (72-10), he didn't hold back. 

"Records are made to be broken but that Bulls team was built on defense and was a BETTER team than the Golden State Warriors."

Harper added, "and no one wins a championship in November and December."

FYI -- the Bulls started 10-2 through their first 12 games ... with superstars like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and Dennis Rodman playing out of their minds on their way to an NBA title. 

By the way, Steve Kerr was also on the '96 Bulls team ... and happens to be the current coach of Golden State. 

Wonder if he feels the same way Harper does ... 

Ron Harper Defends Michael Jordan Kareem's Got Him All Wrong

11/4/2015 9:03 AM PST

Michael Jordan's former Chicago Bulls teammate is coming to his defense ... with Ron Harper telling us Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's criticism of MJ is simply unfair ... he ABSOLUTELY cares about people over shoe sales. 

Kareem went after MJ during an event in D.C. last week for an incident that went down back in '92 ... when Jordan reportedly refused to help black democrat Harvey Gantt in his campaign to unseat racist republican senator Jesse Helms because "Republicans buy sneakers, too."

Kareem said, "You can’t be afraid of losing shoe sales if you’re worried about your civil and human rights. [Jordan] took commerce over conscience. It’s unfortunate for him, but he’s gotta live with it."

But Ron isn't buying what Kareem is selling -- claiming MJ is a "very conscientious kind of guy."

"He may not come out and tell the world [what his values are] ... but he's one of the smartest guys I've ever been around."

"Some of the stuff he do may not get on TV on camera like some other athletes like to portray themselves as, conscientious Americans, but my boy MJ ... he knows what he's doing in life. Michael Jordan is caring."

'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris Chicago Fans, Lay Off Derrick Rose He's The Best Bull Since Jordan

2/26/2015 10:33 AM PST

"New Girl" star Lamorne Morris is sick of Bulls fans dissing Derrick Rose for getting injured (again)  ... telling TMZ Sports even a gimpy Derrick is still the Bulls best baller since MJ.

Morris was out at Warwick nightclub in L.A. Wednesday night when we asked the Chicago native and huge Bulls fan about the Windy City's reaction to D-Rose's latest injury setback.

It's been pretty bad for Derrick since it was announced he'd have to have ANOTHER knee surgery, with memes, tweets, and IG posts all slamming the injury prone superstar.

Check out the clip -- Morris goes off on anyone taking Rose to task, reminding Bulls fans just how much the team sucked after Jordan left, and saying the city is lucky to have him.

BONUS -- He gives a pretty dynamite Stephen A. Smith impression at the end of the video, you'll want to see it.  

Olden Polynice MJ Woulda Had 3 More Rings Had Bulls Kept Me Over Pippen

10/24/2014 8:15 AM PDT

The Chicago Bulls made a HUUUGE mistake when they traded Olden Polynice for Scottie Pippen back in 1987 ... so says O.P. who claims the team would've won THREE MORE RINGS.

The 49-year-old ex-NBA star was out in L.A. this week and talked about the blockbuster trade from the '87 NBA Draft ... when he was selected by the Bulls as the 8th overall pick -- but was then immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Pippen. 

 "We were never SUPPOSED to be traded," Olden tells us ... "If I had played for Chicago, we woulda won more titles."

"And I didn't have migraines early on in my career ... I've never had migraines like Scottie ... so there were a couple of years they really could've beaten Detroit ... and they didn't."

BTW -- Scottie was ranked as one of the 50 greatest players in the history of the NBA ... but Olden says that stat doesn't matter -- he would have been the better man for the Bulls. 

In fact, O.P. says had the Bulls kept him -- instead of Pippen -- they would've won at least 3 more titles (9 overall) ... and Michael Jordan "woulda been knockin' on Bill Russell's door."

Check out the clip.

Michael Jordan Could Still 'Embarrass' NBA Players ... Says Al Jefferson

3/12/2014 7:53 AM PDT

51-year-old Michael Jordan could still DESTROY some NBA players ... despite the fact he hasn't played in the league in more than a decade ... so says Charlotte Bobcats big man Al Jefferson

Now that Al plays for MJ's team ... we had to ask if he's ever challenged his boss to a little 1-on-1 when no one was looking. 

"Nah, he might beat me ... embarrass me man ... hurt my confidence!"

Al could have a point -- after all, MJ was seen DUNKING at a shoot-around session a couple of months ago. 


ESPN Announcer Did He Drop an F-Bomb During NBA Broadcast?

3/8/2014 11:30 AM PST

During last night's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls, ESPN's Jon Barry either dropped a very causal F-bomb or ... well, we really don't have another option.

As Grizzlies center Marc Gasol drained a midrange jumper, Barry remarked, "four f**king jumpers he's knocked down."

It's possible Barry said something else (one site postulated he was trying to say "flat-footed" jumpers), but it's clear he got a little tongue-tied.

[h/t the ironically named Fire Jon Barry]

Grizzlies Star Zach Randolph Screw Memphis I'm Reppin THE BULLS

11/19/2013 1:00 AM PST

Zach Randolph
has some serious 'splainin' to do ... 'cause the Memphis Grizzlies star hit up the L.A. club scene this weekend wearing a CHICAGO BULLS HAT ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Randolph and his crew rolled into Greystone Manor in Hollywood on Sunday night ... and even though he didn't feel like talking, he definitely made a huge statement with his choice of headgear.

Of course, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took a TON of heat for a similar situation earlier this year ... when he was seen out with a Miami Dolphins hat on.

Some of his teammates -- and other players in the league -- went after Colin, saying he made a huge mistake by wearing another team's logo. Many players and fans believe it sends the wrong message about the player's loyalty.

So, the question is ...

Michael Jordan I'd Destroy LeBron in 1-on-1 ... But Not Kobe

10/1/2013 7:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

Michael Jordan says there's only one guy who would beat him in a game of 1-on-1 ... and it ain't LeBron James -- it's Kobe Bryant.

MJ made the statement in a video promoting the NBA 2K14 -- while talking about a bunch of NBA legends he would've liked to ball against in their prime, including Jerry West, D-Wade, Carmelo, Kobe, LeBron and more.

"I don't think I would lose," Jordan says ... adding, "other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves."

MJ was later asked who was the better player -- Kobe or LBJ -- and explained, "In terms of dominance in the game of basketball at this stage, it's LeBron."

But he added, "Championshipwise, it's Kobe."

Scottie Pippen 911 Victim 'Knocked Unconscious' ... 'Suspect Fled'

7/5/2013 5:30 AM PDT

Scottie Pippen
fled the scene after knocking a fan unconscious outside a Malibu restaurant last month ... this according to the 911 tape obtained by TMZ.

During the call, an emergency responder communicates with 911 dispatch ... who says the victim was knocked out cold outside Nobu. The incident was described as an assault.

But the crazy part ... the dispatcher says the "suspect fled," leaving the victim unconscious in the parking lot. Pretty effed up.

As we reported, Pippen has accused the victim of calling him the n-word and spitting at him, which is why Pippen attacked. The victim has since denied the allegations, saying he just wanted a photo.

Pippen has already spoken with authorities about the fight, and he was NOT arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

Michael Jordan TRIED TO TAKE MY VIRGINITY Says Ex-MTV Star Kennedy

7/2/2013 7:30 AM PDT

NBA legend Michael Jordan tried to win entrance into Kennedy's vagina during a steamy dice game back in 1995 ... so says the former MTV star, who claims she was a virgin at the time.

Kennedy -- who was a huge MTV VJ back in the '90s -- details the encounter in her new book "The Kennedy Chronicles" ... explaining how she was having dinner with MJ and Russell Simmons at the Bowery Bar in NYC, when Michael broke out some dice.

Before long, Kennedy says, Jordan decided it was "time to play for something" ... and said, "If I win, you come back to my hotel room with me tonight."

Kennedy says she freaked out because she was a virgin --and imagined MJ's giant penis would "eviscerate me from the inside out" ... so she asked if they could play for Knicks tickets instead.

And that's when Jordan allegedly reminded Kennedy he had a wife -- and offered her Nets tickets as a consolation.

"Sure, he'll filet my vag like a sea bass if he won at dice on a men's room floor," Kennedy writes ... "but as soon as I want basketball tickets he's a Promise Keeper? Whatevs."

Kennedy says she won the dice game anyway -- so her vag was never in any real danger.

We reached out to MJ for comment -- so far, no word back.

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