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TELANDER: Bulls’ future is more murky than perky

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MIAMI — Thank you, Heat! Thank you for putting the mess that was the 2012-13 Bulls down the drain and into the septic system. The 94-91 victory LeBron James and the Heat earned against the Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday was needed and just. Was the season fun for you, fans? Yes, everybody on the Bulls plays hard. Yes, coach Tom Thibodeau is a good instructor and drill sergeant. And, yes, there were some thrilling games along the way. There was the Game 7 victory in the first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets at …

TELANDER: What might have been if Bulls had Derrick Rose

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MIAMI—Thank you, Heat! Thank you for putting the unhealing scab that was the 2012-13 Bulls down the drain and into the septic system. The 94-91 victory LeBron James and the Heat earned against the battered and the backups that represented the Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals was needed and just. Was the season fun for you, fans? Yes, everybody on the Bulls plays hard. Next man up. Yes, coach Tom Thibodeau is a terrific instructor and drill sergeant. And, yes, there were some thrilling games along the way. There was that excellent 99-93 victory against the …

With Rahm’s DePaul plan, we’ve entered a new arena of stupidity

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There are head-scratchers, and then there are ones that burrow right through your cranium. We got the latter here, folks. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to announce plans to build a $300 million, 12,000-seat arena for DePaul University . . . dum-dum- dum (suspense) . . . at McCormick Place. Not on DePaul’s campus. Not anywhere on the Near or Far North Side or anywhere close to Lincoln Park. The gym will be next to gargantuan convention center McCormick Place, located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, a meandering 50 blocks or more from DePaul. Kind of like a school bookstore, huh? It’s …

TELANDER: Bulls doing their best, but LeBron gives Heat edge it needs

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Something about this isn’t fair. Three of the Bulls’ starters in Game 3 on Friday against the Miami Heat — Jimmy Butler, Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson — would be bench guys in a fair world. Where are Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng and, as ever, Derrick Rose? All injured. Oh, and once-counted-on scorer Richard Hamilton? Brittle, antique. The world isn’t fair, kids. And the Bulls can’t make it fair just by being dumb-ass pseudo-thugs on the court. (Note: Those guys in the stripes are referees. They might not be right, but they will throw you out of the game, if …

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