An 83-67 loss to the Timberwolves proved to be all the Bulls beat writers’ union could take, effectively walking off the job Wednesday night in Minnesota after months of threats due to the team’s miserable play.
“This is the last straw,” Tribune beat writer K.C. Johnson said. “They didn’t even score for the first five minutes of the game. They shot 33 percent from the field. They turned the ball over 22 times. That’s beyond pathetic.”
Tensions between the writers’ union and the team have been strained all year, as the Bulls struggled to give the writers anything worthwhile to cover. They voted 16-1 in favor of a walk-off.
The lone dissenter was Justin Allen, The Heckler’s Bulls beat writer.
“It’s funnier when they lose,” Allen said. “Plus, I’m a gambling man and the Bulls have been my moneymaker this year when I bet against them. I feel bad walking out on them when they’ve been so good to me this year.”
Number of the night: 3
Games in a row Kirk Hinrich has led the team in scoring [he had 14 points]. The end must be near.