| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:47 PM
When the Bulls begin their season Wednesday night in New York, we'll see Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony on the floor together, albeit under different circumstances than Chicago had hoped last summer.
We'll see if the Bulls resemble a team capable of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:59 PM
A Lakers opener that began slowly and soberly ended, in awfully appropriate fashion, with sadness.
Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the best young Lakers hope in a season already devoid of much hope fell to the Staples Center floor with a loud...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:57 PM
You’d think I would hear about Derrick Rose sightings around town more often. The former NBA MVP is the most recognizable athlete in Chicago along with the Bears’ Jay Cutler and Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane. Rose, however, manages to keep...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:26 PM
David Stern owes Jeremy Lin. Same goes for Mike D’Antoni. The Knicks point guard is saving the NBA Commissioner’s season and his coach’s job.
Lin might be doing it only for the moment, but man, what a moment.
It’s not just that...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The Bulls finally had their full roster for Sunday’s game against the Knicks in New York. Fat lot of good it did them.
Their offense looked worse than ever and their help defense was a joke. I mean, by the end of the first quarter, I wanted to stop...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster.
The Bulls can’t offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a...
| Jun 25, 2008
Carmelo Anthony - and his fans - have been here before.
"Here" is where the Denver Nuggets star and Baltimore hometown hero found himself yesterday, which was breathing a sigh of relief that he had tip-toed through another legal minefield without...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:46 PM
There was so much to look for at the refurbished XL Center when NBA hopes and NHL history suddenly collided on this Wednesday night in October.
There was Marcus Smart's jump shot. After going 0-for-8 in his NBA debut against the Sixers, the Celtics'...