| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Summer school tends to be a relaxed operation in the NBA.
It is why Erik Spoelstra can sit at the scorers' table while assistant Dan Craig coaches the prospects who are renting Miami Heat practice jerseys.
Monday, among the players who took...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Players can work out, lift weights and hone their basketball skills between tweets this summer.
Stan Van Gundy is trying to get better by exercising his mind and understanding what makes people tick.
Van Gundy has seen two psychologists --- and he's...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 8:52 PM
The truest mission statement for the Magic is not about winning a title this season.
It's about keeping Dwight Howard in town.
Can't accomplish one without the other, anyway.
To update, as of Thursday, nothing has changed on the Howard trade front,...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Never in the 23-year history of the Magic franchise has ownership had so much on its off-season plate.
It is deciding the fates of coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith. And with a nod one way or the other by Dwight Howard, the Magic either have hope to...
| May 26, 2012
| 2:14 PM
There's really only one way Dwight Howard can clean up this oil spill on his image as a coach-killing conspirator and wrecking-ball flip-flopper.
And win big.
If he's leaving Orlando — and although he hasn't publicly declared it, most...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:54 AM
What do retired NFL star Brett Favre and Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas have in common?
They were the only two participants at EA Sports’ “Madden NFL ’13” flag football game Friday in Grant Park who were booed. Of course, that&...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Like it or not, the Magic are Jameer Nelson's team now.
Dwight Howard isn't walking through that door anymore.
The Magic re-signed Jameer last week to a three-year deal, needing him as much on the floor as off it. The feeling was mutual.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:32 AM
On the Wednesday that many NBA rumors can become fact, the Bulls appear to be breaking up their beloved “Bench Mob.’’
That is not a good thing with the way this team is constructed.
But you know what? I have no problem making the...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:04 AM
LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian didn’t live in Chicago very long, but the celebrity couple was here long enough to lease a Gold Coast condo and have it featured on an episode of HGTV’s new interior design series, “Interiors, Inc.&...