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Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 1:20 pm  |  21 responses

Taj Gibson Says Chicago Bulls are Tougher Than the Brooklyn Nets


According to Bulls forward Taj Gibson (and some other, unnamed Chicago teammates), the Bulls are simply a tougher team than the Brooklyn Nets. The comments will surely add some spice to tonight’s pivotal Game 5 in BK. Per the Chicago Sun-Times: “Bulls players privately were hoping to land the Nets in the first round leading into the final week of the regular season, with one player saying off the record, ‘Not a lot of heart. Watch what happens to them late in close games.’’ Considering what the Bulls did to the Nets in their Game 4 come-from-behind victory in triple-overtime Saturday, there’s no need for such comments to be off the record. The players know that when it comes down to heart, toughness, will and playing team basketball when it matters most, the Nets just aren’t in the same class. ‘From my perspective, I think so,’ Bulls power forward Taj Gibson said, when asked if the Bulls are just a tougher team than the Nets. ‘I mean, we had a lot of injuries this year. For the last three years we’ve had a lot of injuries, and we’ve always been able to overcome the injuries. We have guys that can step up on any given night and play 48 [minutes], play whatever is needed. That’s the difference. We have guys that are ready to step into that moment, and it shows.’’”

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  • Anthony Dixon

    lol i hope they back it up. Nate Robinson had an great game but that wont happen ever again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    if he goes off tonight I’m quoting you on this lol

  • JetSkiJohnson

    lol please do

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Can imagine what the scene in the Net’s locker room is going to be like once the Bulls win tonight?

    Mikhail Prokhorov: NYET!! NYET!! YOU SPINELESS RAT BASTARDS!!! YOU WILL TRAIN IN SERBIA FOR ENTIRE OFFSEASON
    Andray Blatche: Man, I don’t have to deal with this crap
    BANG *Prokhorov shoots Blatche in knee*
    Prokhorov: Anyone else have any questions?

  • O

    Taj ain’t lying. Worst part is BK don’t got no cap room to make moves and sign players who can help the team. They don’t have that Miami appeal where heads will take huge paycuts to play there. Until Joe johnson contract comes off the books, D. Will ain’t gonna have much help in the playoffs.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    I say this all the time about playoff match-ups. When teams seem pretty evenly matched, look at the coaches and think about who would win in a street fight. Teams usually take on the mindset of their coach. In this case, the Bulls are a tough grind it out team. They have Brooklyn looking shook right now!

  • spit hot fiyah

    serbia? not exactly prokhorov’s stomping grounds

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    he said his team will win a ring in 5 years, in 2 years they would be in the playoffs hes headed in the right direction. I wouldn’t be suprised if some how Dwight signs and gets traded there from the beginning he wanted to play there so watch out this man can make sh*t happen lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    SIBERIA*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    oops…meant Siberia

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    money talks

  • spit hot fiyah

    almost the same…nyet

  • http://www.facebook.com/faraan.akhtar Faraan Akhtar

    Than Reggie Evans gets up on Prokhorov face and proceeds to flop his way to the ground.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    It ain’t Joe Johnson, it’s Gerald Wallace that’s the problem.

  • O

    Yeah, Wallace FELL OFF on some Humpty Dumpty sh*t too. Losing confidence in his game, not knowing his role – Nets are in trouble for the foreseeable future.

  • LP

    Don’t get cocky guys, just get the job done………Taj pulling a Mcgrady on me…

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Nothing we didn’t know. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez are about to lose a series to a team whose best player hasn’t touched the floor. Definitely not something that Deron Williams, who has played his behind off since the All-Star Break, needs for his career.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    These Nets and those Pistons have absolutely nothing in common.

  • LP

    Correct, but no need to give these guys “bulletin board material”….i just want to advance …

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    haaaahh you guys are killing me

  • don

    not to mention that Prokhorov probably has at least 4guards surrounding him.

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