| May 18, 2013
| 8:02 AM
As Derrick Rose continually dominated the Miami Heat's ball boys during pregame warmups at AmericanAirlines Arena, it became increasingly clear that the Chicago Bulls were largely playing for the future these past two weeks.
Without Rose, as...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Game 4 of Bulls-Nets should’ve been over early in the fourth quarter when the Nets had a 14-point lead with 3:45 to go. It never should’ve required overtime.
Game 4 should’ve been over in the first overtime when Nate Robinson hit an...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:51 PM
With 7 minutes 25 seconds left in the game of Nate Robinson's life Saturday at the United Center, Nets forward Gerald Wallace set a backcourt screen that created a collision loud enough to make NFL draft highlights too.
Robinson, a muscular 5-foot-9,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Thanks to an injury, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is watching the NBA playoffs from well off the sidelines. So he did what any athlete with a smartphone would do: He angrily live-tweeted the L.A. Lakers' loss to San Antonio in Game 1 on Sunday.
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Stoudemire is a victim of his own doing, opening a significant gash in his left hand following a Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat. Stoudemire, obviously frustrated, smashed a glass casing holding a fire extinguisher...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:43 PM
The last time the Bulls lost three straight regular-season games, Vinny Del Negro coached them and Tom Thibodeau prowled the sidelines as Doc Rivers' right-hand man in Boston.
How fitting, then, that Rivers brought his Celtics to the United Center...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Amid the civic uncertainty Saturday night over Derrick Rose's basketball future created by the torn ACL in his left knee came hope from the unlikeliest of places: on a mound inside a baseball park six miles south.
At U.S. Cellular Field hours after...
| May 1, 2012
Team is deep and tough
The Bulls will lose to the Heat in six games in the Eastern Conference finals. Yes, playoff basketball is different than regular-season play. However, the Bulls went 18-9 without Rose this season,...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 5, 2012
| 5:49 AM
Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls have to play to their strengths, and I’m wondering, do they have any left?
After that miserable Game 2 of the Bulls’ playoff series with Philadelphia, Luol Deng repeatedly said “Derrick’s not here,&...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:52 PM
At times, I don’t know how either of these teams could win a game, much less a playoff series.
The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers offered a painful exhibition of bad shots, bad shot selection, bad defense and bad ball handling.
But someone had to...