Saturday, November 1, 2008

Stormin' Norman Van Lier

When I was growing up, the Chicago Bulls had some pretty good players, but never could get into the title picture. Jerry Sloan, Bob Love and Chet Walker were 3 of the brighter stars. Of course, I did not mention a center, which is probably one reason why they never really challenged for a title. I also didn't mention a pretty good guard, who is one of my all-time favorites.
Norm Van Lier (aka Stormin' Norman the moving Van Lier) played parts of 7 seasons for the Bulls. Van Lier was often flashy (in dress and on the court), but he is certainly old school. His intensity and passion come through clearly when talking to Van Lier.
Norm Van Lier and me at AU Sports in Skokie, IL-mid 1990's.

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