By Jake Bressler
2:21 PM CDT, July 14, 2014
This might be the last Chicago Sports Twitterverse in months not dominated by the Bears, so let's waste little time in getting to the major story: An all-star 7-foot Spaniard is coming from L.A. to help the Bulls win a championship. We know a lot about Pau Gasol's game. He's an elite post scorer, double-double machine and won two titles with the Lakers as Kobe Bryant's second option. And off the court? Well, he has terrible taste in late-night TV.
Gasol might have been the last person in America younger than 60 watching the old "Tonight Show." This is an embarrassing tweet, but if he can stay healthy next year, all will be forgiven. The Bulls will also add forward Nikola Mirotic, a 2011 draft pick who has played at a high level in Spain's professional league. Some really qualified overseas basketball scouts are already predicting future stardom for Mirotic.
I wish you the best in your future projects @JayLeno !!— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 7, 2014
I don't know about Europe, but in America, we don't really trust anyone in the medical field to judge hoops talent. Getting back to the serious issue here, Mirotic has long been a somewhat mysterious character in the Bulls' long-term plans.
David Nurse says Nikola Mirotic will probably become the next European NBA star. http://t.co/rGojkpCYLT— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 14, 2014
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