Kyle Korver, oh how we miss you! You are a rare gem that we should have tried to hold on to (looking back at the mistake of letting one like this slip away really does hurt)! After the Atlanta Hawks‘ 91-84 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center Saturday night, the 3-point shooting assassin reminisced on his former team, and the mutual respect he has after already being a member of the Bulls himself:
I have so much respect for the core of the Chicago Bulls the last few years,” Korver said after the Bulls beat the Hawks on Saturday night. “Just the way they approach practice, the way they approach games, the way they approach details, the way they play every day. When you’ve been a part of that, like the blood, sweat and tears, for a couple years, it kind of carves a spot in your heart a little bit. Obviously, Chicago is an incredible city to play basketball in. The Bulls uniform, there’s so much history to it. So I really appreciated my two years here. I’m glad to be a Hawk, I’m excited about where we’re headed. But for sure there was a good couple years here. Fun.
(via ESPN Chicago)
Why Bulls? Why did you have to go and let a player like Korver go? His shooting skills are obviously out of this world! In case you haven’t heard it, Korver has a 3-point streak going, so far 103 consecutive games with a 3 ball made! (sighs) All this talk about Korver and his greatness forces me to remember the ever famous Bulls bench mob. How can we forget those guys! Oh yeah and how we completely got rid of them (I seriously don’t think management was in their right state of mind when this happened.) This famed “bench mob” consisted of Korver, Ronnie Brewer (Houston Rockets), C.J. Watson (Indiana Pacers) Omer Asik (Houston Rockets), and the ever popular Brian Scalabrine also known as “The White Mamba” (currently on the Golden State Warriors coaching staff). At least we had the decency to keep Taj Gibson!
While we can’t change the past and reverse any trades or actions, we can take a trip down memory lane and look at our beloved Bulls bench mob that once was. These guys are just hard to forget with the impact they made on the city of Chicago and this franchise. Here’s to building a new bench mob, (if we do get that chance)!