Chuck Swirsky

I guess leaving early for the extra day of transition made a huge difference Whatever

Chuck Swirsky

So like Bulls training camp starts in two weeks?

Chuck Swirsky

You know I'm a Bears homer. Love the Bears but with so many flags this game is border line unwatchable

Chuck Swirsky

Of course there s a flag. Let me recall my earlier tweet about this game ending in 2018. Make it 2118 .

Chuck Swirsky

Did the Bears bring the Soldier Field turf to SF?

Chuck Swirsky

That's a penalty right there on Culver. No flag

Chuck Swirsky

This game will end in 2018

Taj Gibson

Happy birthday to jimmybutler aka #Jimmybuckets the best black country singer I know

Sam Smith

Rose and USA Basketball get what they wanted. blogs.bulls.com/2014/09/rose-f…

Chuck Swirsky

That's a good special teams play.

Chuck Swirsky

Special teams ugh ugh

Chuck Swirsky

Forte needs 25 carries

Chuck Swirsky

What are you expecting tonight with Bears and 49ers?

Chuck Swirsky

If the Packers make the playoffs by one game they should give a share to Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg

Pau Gasol

An honor to be named on the All-Star Five of #Spain2014. A recognition to all my teammates as well. http://t.co/LoIwZB4jCn

Pau Gasol

Un honor haber sido nombrado en el quinteto ideal de #Spain2014. Un reconocimiento también a mis compañeros de equipo http://t.co/eg5WhKXRSH

Chuck Swirsky

Tons of media reports indicate Marshall AND Jeffery are playing tonight

Chuck Swirsky

Wow----Wilkerson ejected for punching, throwing arms, etc.....that was an every week occurrence 20-30-40 years ago...

KC Johnson

Rose played one less game in 16 days during FIBA World Cup than he has last two NBA seasons.

Sam Smith

Rose's plans: "Probably take a week off, come back and start things up. I don’t know yet (where to train). I haven’t decided where (yet)."

Chuck Swirsky

Not feelin the Bucs uniforms

Sam Smith

Rose thinks Pau's coming to Chicago the 22nd or 24th and they'll dine: "(Giordanos) That’s a free meal, so yeah."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Pau, who was all tournament: "I’m very pleased the way he’s moving, how he feels. We’re anxious to get started."

Sam Smith

Thibs: "Physically (Rose is) great. Mentally he’s great. Obviously, I want him to shoot better, but this is the first time he's getting hit.

Sam Smith

More Thibs on Rose: "He has shown he can handle back-to-backs and 3 games in a row. That’s all positive. He feels good about where he is."

Sam Smith

Thibs says next question: "He's had 6 weeks of basketball. So I think when we get to camp, that question is no longer there."

Sam Smith

Thibs re Rose: "The more he plays, the better he will be. He’s pleased overall. It was a grind. We had 5 games in 6 days. He handled that."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Rose: "I knew there would be ups and downs. (It's) why I thought it would be so good for him. Real positives the way he moved."

KC Johnson

Rose: "I still have to get my rhythm back. But as far as I’m concerned I think performed good."

Sam Smith

Rose says it's special: "A blessing, just being able to travel around the world and play this sport that we love playing."

KC Johnson

Rose: "This really helped me recovery-wise-off the floor taking care of my body, eating right. I felt good every time I stepped on the floor

Sam Smith

Rose on playing: "Actually making it all the way through to the end and playing good. It let me know I’m on the right path."

Sam Smith

Rose looking toward season: "I think everybody is excited; the city is excited, the players are excited. So I think it should be a good year

Sam Smith

Rose: "I still have to get my rhythm. But as far as I’m concerned I think I performed good. Making this team was enough for me and (winning)

Sam Smith

More Rose: "I think this really helped me with recovery, taking care of my body, eating right. I was feeling good every time on the floor."

Sam Smith

Rose on the positives: "I think this was a preparation test for me. Coming here, learning my routine. Going to transfer this to next season.

Sam Smith

Rose reaction to gold: "I feel great. I got a gold without even scoring, man (laughing). Came here with a goal; that was win a championship"

KC Johnson

What a shock: Thibs has Bulls camp already planned out: "When you make a commitment to do this, you have to take care of all that before."

Chuck Swirsky

So proud of USA Basketball. Jerry Colangelo, Coach K. and the players. Looking forward to seeing @Derrick Rose back in Chicago with @Pau Gasol

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said one benefit to Rose playing for last 6 weeks is when he gets to camp, the question of health is no longer there.

KC Johnson

Thibs on Rose: "Physically he’s great. Mentally he’s great. We had 5 games in 6 days. He handled that. There was a lot that was real good."

KC Johnson

Thibodeau on Team USA: "No one cared about their statistics. They just cared about winning. And that’s what makes it special."

KC Johnson

Thibodeau noticeably touched by USA Basketball experience. "It's been wonderful," he said.

KC Johnson

Rose sporting gold. http://t.co/Tl1kxLjVpC

Chuck Swirsky

Jets 21-3 over the Packers. That is not a typo. Green Bay could start the season 0-2.

Sam Smith

Rose officially receives his second international basketball gold medal to go with being on winning USA 2010 world championship team

Sam Smith

Kyrie Irving wins Most Valuable Player of FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament after NBA All Star game MVP earlier in year.

KC Johnson

Tom Thibodeau and Adrian Griffin waiting for medal ceremony. http://t.co/I9SHMhzGvJ

Mike McGraw

Onus is on Adam Silver to figure out how to limit basketball world championships to just once every 4 years, not World Cup & Olympics.

KC Johnson

Beyond stats, this is most important for Rose and Bulls: 9 games in 16 days with no issues. Training camp in 2 weeks.

Mike McGraw

Nice for Bulls that Rose got to shake off rust & didn't get hurt. Otherwise, I'd say this tourney was a complete waste of time for US,

Sam Smith

Rose comes through 9 games in 16 days in good health, strong and aggressive, which was his primary goal. Good head start on season.

KC Johnson

DRose finishes 0-for-4 and fails to score as U.S. downs Serbia for World Cup gold. Rose, who had 6 assists, finished 1-19 from 3-pt range

Mike McGraw

Derrick Rose finishes the tournament 1 for 19 from 3-point range. He did have team-high 6 assists today. Irving 26 pts, Harden 23 vs. Serbia

Chuck Swirsky

129-92 Final. USA wins gold.Congratulations

Sam Smith

Rose finishes scoreless in 16 mins, but with team high 6 assists as USA sweeps through Basketball World Cup w/129-92 gold medal game win

Mike McGraw

Final horn: US wins 129-92. Best news for US is only one all-star was lost for the season in pursuit of this gold medal.

Joe Cowley

Rose only USA player not to score today?

Mike McGraw

Finally, proof the U.S. is best in the world at basketball.

Nazr Mohammed

Lol thanks! RT @CameronMillz: Did you know that @Nazr Mohammed was in House Party 3? Happy Birthday buddy! http://t.co/AQyUIksd8J

Sam Smith

USA ahead 117-77 w/5:44 left. Rose, Plumlee and Drummond only USA players scoreless

Sam Smith

Fans chanting for Scalabrine

Sam Smith

USA rolling 105-67 after 3. But impressive tournament for a Serbian team that was supposed to be watching Spain or France in this game

Chuck Swirsky

Sonny Weaver Jr is so ecstatic he s going to give a Browns game ball to Kyrie Irving.

Sam Smith

Serbia sitting back in that zone isn't working that well as USA now with 13 threes and Irving 6-6: 91-59 USA. Probably safe to return to NFL

Chuck Swirsky

Kyrie Irving....best player on the court today--he, Davis, Faried have been incredible in the tournament.

Chuck Swirsky

Saints start 0-2....wow

Sam Smith

Could get ugly before this one's over, Cousins with hard finish that had Serbian players upset. Big Raduljica with a T; USA up 32

Chuck Swirsky

Cheap shots by Serbia...similar to what Lithuania did the other day

Chuck Swirsky

Boogie Cousins is playing well and that's a great sign for Sac.

Joel Brigham

Always a shame when your fantasy team is already out of it by end of the 1st games. I've still got McCoy, Charles, Cutler. #doesntmatter

Sam Smith

Rose with a three in second half warmups. Yes, the ball fits. Halftime Macarena. Been awhile since we heard that one.

Joakim Noah

Mom putting in work in the wood. sacrifices must be made. We appreciate you @CobeWilliams #chicagostandup http://t.co/KuSsMYhNZZ

Sam Smith

They just gave out awards at halftime for the Most Valuable Fan and the best country, the latter being the Philippines. Not sure who voted.

Sam Smith

USA and Serbia combine for 38 first half goals, which is an entire season for a soccer league

Sam Smith

USA leads 67-41 at halftime in biggest scoring outburst of tourney. Irving 18; Harden 17. Cousins 8 rebs and 2 blox.

Mike McGraw

US lead 67-41 at half. Kyrie Irving has 18, James Harden 17. Rose scoreless, hasn't played a ton since Irving has been on a roll.

Sam Smith

Thibs having trouble controlling himself after sitting much of tourney. Up yelling defensive instructions as USA staff calls for lozenges

Sam Smith

USA 11-15 threes for 65-36 lead late in half after being one of the poorer 3 pt shooting teams in tourney. Always love surprise endings

Joe Cowley

12-for-16 from the 3 for Team USA. How do you say "Ouch'' in Serbian?

KC Johnson

U.S. is 11-for-15 from 3-point range vs. Serbia.

Joe Cowley

Time for Serbia to start waiving the towel. And a white one at that.

KC Johnson

Wrote this the other day but how much fun is Bulls-Cavs going to be? trib.in/1m26GMv

Chuck Swirsky

Can't wait for Bulls-Cavs games

Joe Cowley

KIrving has 18 first-half points - Harden 3 makes it a 26-point lead for Team USA.

Joe Cowley

Rose will leave Spain knowing he's healthy and can go all out. Irving leaves Spain feeling like he's the best PG in the East. #balldontlie

Chuck Swirsky

What a nifty touch pass by Rose to Faried

Sam Smith

Rose back with fabulous touch, tip pass on outlet for dunk to Faried: 45-26 USA

Joe Cowley

Great pass by Rose on the dunk by the #7.

KC Johnson

Rose with a touch pass to Faried for dunk and 3-point play chance.