| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Bulls lose out on the prime free agents, settle for a big man whose defense is questionable and explain that Derrick Rose and the team’s depth will be the stars.
Welcome back to the 2010-11 season.
After LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Friday could have been a lot worse here for the Lakers (see box score, Lakers-Mavericks, Nov. 21). Here are five takeaways from a less embarrassing 102-98 loss at Dallas.
1) The Lakers’ frontcourt practically carried the team, and when was the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Kobe Bryant had a lecture for media members as they surrounded his locker.
He had just accumulated the 21st triple-double of his career, a 23-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist endeavor Tuesday against Denver. Time to wag the finger, Dikembe Mutombo style....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:29 PM
This has all been, um, interesting for Carlos Boozer.
He arrived in Los Angeles with a shrug from most Lakers followers. They wanted to see rookie Julius Randle at power forward, not him.
Then he lost his starting job 20 games into the season,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Kobe Bryant hit a jump hook with 12.4 seconds left to give the Lakers an 88-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers fell behind early, trailing by as many as 13 points, but finally climbed on top when Bryant made...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 11:43 AM
In July 2010, the Bulls were preparing to sign Carlos Boozer as a free agent when the Jazz, Boozer's previous team, asked for a favor.
Allow the Jazz to sign-and-trade Boozer, creating a $13 million trade exception they eventually used to acquire Al...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:13 PM
Grizzlies 109 - Lakers 106 (end of regulation)
The Lakers lost a close on Friday night, falling by three to the Memphis Grizzlies.
After giving up a 12-point first-half lead, the Lakers found themselves down six with about five minutes left, but...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:17 PM
July 15, 2014, was a good day in Bulls history. It was the day a good 90 percent of loyal fans (give or take) hoped and prayed for. On that day, the Bulls finally amnestied Carlos Boozer.
In summer 2010, many Bulls fans held their breath and waited to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:57 PM
Lakers 115 - Golden State Warriors 105 (end of regulation)
The Lakers took on the best team in the NBA by record, without Kobe Bryant, and yet somehow coasted to an easy 10-point win.
Bryant, struggling through fatigue, sat out Tuesday night when...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:42 AM
The Lakers (9-19) upset the Golden State Warriors (23-4), despite playing without Kobe Bryant. Here are five takeaways from their 115-105 victory on Tuesday at Staples Center.
1. Are the Lakers better without Kobe Bryant? One game doesn't answer...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:28 AM
I know it’s early in the season, and I know that only the playoffs matter -- heck, only June matters -- but goodness, Derrick Rose looks like Derrick Rose.
Finally. Rose finally looks like the guy he continually said he would be – said he...