As is the case during the vast majority of trips to Los Angeles, the Bulls lodging destination of choice is the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, located at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Dr., in Beverly Hills. The luxury property is situated 10 miles west of Staples Center, which is located in the southwest corner of downtown Los Angeles.
Per the above iFolloSports.com original video, the entire Bulls team (including injured superstar Derrick Rose and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau) is seen exiting the hotel, prior to the boarding of the team’s charter bus, for the trip down I-10 to the arena. This scene took place right around 10:00 AM PT on Sunday. While most of the Bulls headed straight for the charter, center Joakim Noah did briefly veer off course, so he could sign some autographs for the large gathering of LA hoops fans.
Since Chicago’s next game is not until Wednesday night (at the Sacramento Kings), the organization is able to enjoy some extended time in LA, before flying north to the state capital of California. As a result, many players were adorned in either team warm up clothing or other forms of casual attire, as opposed to being dressed in a more formal fashion, in anticipation of a postgame flight.
The Bulls arrived in Southern California on Saturday, with Noah and injured forward Taj Gibson taking in a performance of Mike Tyson’s one-man show titled, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.” Check out a photo of the two Bulls players, with Tyson, film director/Tyson show director Spike Lee and actor Michael Rapaport, courtesy of Gibson’s Twitter page.
The performance took place at the Pantages Theatre, in Hollywood.