What the Bulls did on their summer vacation, pre-season injuries, final chance?

Summer Vacation Report

DRose has been on his Adidas shoe tour, practicing in the LA area, and getting some coverage on YouTube dunking against unlikely Japanese defenders –Ninjas, sumo wrestlers and dragons.

Upon his return to the NBA, he’ll face mere mortals and some guy named LeBron.

But the major headline is DRose reports he’s 100%. Collective sigh of relief please.

Luol, as always, has been doing great work for The Luol Deng Foundation, and is probably still trying to find a way to forgive the Bulls organization for the way they treated him during the spinal tap mishandling.

It’s no wonder contract talks are stalled.

When Jimmy Butler isn’t playing 1-on-1 with Mark Wahlberg, he’s out in LA with Mr. Rose for more practice, or probably shopping for cowboy boots.

Jo’s either clubbing in New York, scoring the winning goal in a Steve Nash charity soccer game, or, like his fellow All-Star Luol, doing his own fine work for his charity, the Noah’s Ark Foundation – read more and watch a video. Oh, and there was that trip to China with Yao Ming. So many continents, so little time.

What about Big Naz, you’re asking? Well, he must have heard about the up-and-coming five foot 10 guard from the East Bank Club, so he joined to 1.) stalk her 2.) work out.

Boozer is rumored to have gotten all fit and trim like Naz, because they know with DRose’s return, they’re going to have to move at quite a faster pace.

Thibs. Well, he’s been scouting some of the competing Chicago sports teams. He attended the first half (regulation) of the Hawks triple OT thriller vs. the Bruins: Hawks, Bulls triple their pleasure. And, I heard he found his way to Wrigley Field for at least one Cubs game. Other than that, he likely watch taped, watched more tape. and got fitted for a few new suits.

Pre-Season Injury Report

Gotcha! No injuries to your Chicago Bulls. Phew.

But your faith blogger, and wannabe basketball star suffered her first (upper body) injury – to the face. A cut lip! No stitches required, but I had to lie down for a while, unlike someone else we know: Nate Robinson Needs Stitches, Takes Over Late In Bulls-Heat Game 1. And for those of you who haven’t yet totally erased the nightmare from your memories, that was indeed our Bulls’ final victory last season.

That brings us to the “Final Chance”

We all know this is it. It’s the final chance for the Bulls to prevail, as we all know and love them. Luol and Boozer are likely both gone after 2014, and Jo could be too.

I, for one, am excited about the possibilities. So rather than get our knickers in a knot or our panties in a bunch, let’s just wish our Bulls good health, because that’s been the only missing ingredient.

The world will be watching, and so will I.

Countdown 19 days until pre-season liftoff (October 5), and a month and a half until the home opener: Halloween at the UC. Those New York Knicks best be scared (and not because of the costumes).

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