Guys, we're less than 40 days away from Bulls vs. Heat to start the regular season! (39 to be exact...)
As such, the timing seems just right for us to get irrationally excited about our Chicago Bulls and #TheReturn of D. Rose. Today it was revealed that he's covering the upcoming November issue of the basketball mag bible, SLAM. His bold quote on the cover, as The Bulls Show pointed out, rings similarly to D. Rose's bold quote on the cover of SLAM prior to his MVP season (see: below). This, plus excerpts of Rose's interview with the mag, are all reasons why I'm especially anxious today for October 29th when it's official "'Go Time".
On goals he has headed into the season:
“It’s only one goal that I have, really my whole team has, and that’s to win a Championship. All the individual goals, of course we appreciate ‘em and we love to get ‘em, but our No. 1 goal is to go out there and play as hard as we can so that we can be raising that trophy at the end.”
NBA fans, how about that Game 6 last night?! In addition to reliving it in pics, GIFs, and MEMEs, I think you'll enjoy what's to come in SLAM 170 — the iconic basketball mag's 20th anniversary issue. I gotta show some love to my favorite bball mag (the SLAM-Ups donning my bedroom wall all through high school) for the milestone, and they do it justice with some amazing illustrations for three collectible covers. Yup, it's not just MJ, but a trio of the past two decades' biggest superstars: Kobe Bryant & LeBron James. Peep those covers below, more on SLAM 170 here, and catch the mag on newsstands now.
Lookin' forward to the features on more SLAM Mag staples like KG & Steph and longtime editor Scoop Jackson. Plus they keep it current with breakout Playoff stars like Paul George and our own Jimmy Butler. Needless to say, I'll be checkin' the GWHQ mailbox everyday til this issue arrives at the office.
Hitting newsstands soon is the new edition of SLAM Magazine with Carmelo Anthony gracing the cover with his new gold medal from London, the new Knicks threads for the upcoming season, and the Empire State Building behind him (not pictured: Melo's bronze medal from 2004). The time is now for 'Melo in NYC — do you think the Knicks make it out of the East this year?