I'll try and make these more regular (if consequently shorter), having spent a recent weekend with SBNation folk alternatively patting ourselves on the back while being inspired to do more.
- We'll start with the Bulls franchise player, who made some waves in this HoopsHype interview by making a Lebron-esque declaration of him winning multiple championships. But beyond that, the interview has some interesting takes from Rose on the lockout, his conditioning, his coach, and his teammates.
- For more on Rose's vacation, there's this rumor of him going to Australia for an exhibition. And Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago just tweeted a couple photos he received from Adidas of Rose in China. (UPDATE 8/25 - Video of Rose in China [via PBT])
- Soon to appear in Europe are a couple of likely-former Bulls: Brian Scalabrine to Benneton Treviso and Rasual Butler to Gran Canaria. Pippen Ain't Easy has more on some inconsistencies with the Butler news (for some reason).
- In the 'anything Bulls-related is news here given there's a lockout' department, some NBA.com writers declared the United Center the 3rd-best venue in the league. And Crossover Chronicles is going through acceptable jerseys for each team and recently covered the Bulls. Speaking of Bulls jerseys, apparently someone found KC Johnson on his vacation.
- MORE RANKINGS: The CBSSports top 100 | SBNation.com's Head Coach Rankings
And as a reminder, there's always stuff filling up the sidebar, even in these darkest of days.