Word on the Street: Rodman is a Hall of Fame finalist

Word on the Street: Rodman is a Hall of Fame finalist
February 18, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Rodman announced Hall of Fame finalist

Former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman was among 12 finalists announced for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rodman won five NBA titles with the Bulls and the Detroit Pistons. Head Coach Dick Motta and assistant Tex Winter were also announced to the list.

Those elected to the Hall of Fame will be introduced April 3 at the men's Final Four in Houston. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Hawks under most pressure?

Chicago is one of eight teams that will be playing during Hockey Day in America on Sunday, but according to ProHockeyTalk, they will be the team under the most pressure.

James O'Brien says that the Hawks have to deal with being the defending champs, they're playing a game they should win (against an undermanned team at home), and they'll know the outcome of the Minnesota vs. Detroit game. (ProHockeyTalk)

Bears sign McGee to 2-year contract

It looks like Richmond McGee will be staying in Chicago for a few more seasons. The Chicago Bears signed punter McGee to a two-year contract.

McGee spent parts of 2010 regular season on the Bears practice squad after spending the 2009 preseason and part of the 2010 off season with Chicago. (ChicagoBears.com)

Rose kicks his MVP campaign into high gear

Kurt Helin will be the first to tell you that he was not always convinced Derrick Rose should be a leader in the MVP discussions. But he said that during last night's game against the Spurs Rose looked like an MVP.

"He was 18-for-28 shooting, but he was dishing as well and had 8 dimes. He just controlled this game. The Spurs had no answer." (ProBasketballTalk)

Hawks miss out on Mark Stuart

Yesterday the Blackhawks were considered "close to acquiring defenseman Mark Stuart from Boston." Well, Stuart won't be coming to Chicago for a while now. Boston and the Atlanta Thrashers worked out a deal involving the defenseman going to Atlanta in exchange for forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Boris Valabik. (ProHockeyTalk)