Friday, April 14, 2006

Leave Deng's Noggin Alone

Luol Deng's new practice gear.

What is going on with Luol Deng?

After missing three games with a concussion because of a collision with teammate Eric Piatkowski during a shootaround Saturday, Deng required several stitches Thursday when he took a shot to the forehead from 7-foot Bulls teammate Luke Schenscher during practice.

Good lord. The Bulls need Deng on the court as much as they need anyone, and the guy keeps suffering freak accidents involving his skull. Is there something going on we don't know about? Did Deng piss off his fellow Bulls? Maybe renege on a bet? Swoop in on a road groupie someone else was already working on? What's going on when Deng keeps taking massive blows to the his teammates?

That said, I do like the fact that it's the middle of April and Bulls practices are still so intense that dudes are hitting the canvas left and right. Get after it, baby.

Bulls and Wizards tonight at the United Center. The Bulls neeed this one as they can still finish as high as the fifth seed in the crazy Eastern Conference, or out of the playoffs completely. If you're there, be loud, be heard. At some point I want to hear chants of NO-CI-ONI! (clap, clap, clapclapclap) NO-CI-ONI! (clap, clap, clapclapclap).

Here we go now.


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