| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 7:33 AM
It might be that the best thing for the Bulls on Wednesday night was the worst thing for the Bulls’ pursuit of Thursday's visitor Dwight Howard.
If they are actually pursuing Howard, that is, which they do not appear to be doing, which I don’...
| 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,...
| 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 20, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Until Jan. 13, Tony Gonzalez had spent more time in the Miami Heat locker room than in an NFL playoff-winning locker room.
You can look it up.
It is why, as they boarded the bus for Monday's practice in Salt Lake City, the conversation...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern's idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics "stupid."
Only Kobe might be able to get away with using the word "stupid" and his boss in the same sentence.
Stern threw out the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:13 PM
As far as we know, Dwight Howard was an innocent bystander in Mike Brown's demise. No fingerprints have surfaced. And at least nothing was caught on tape to file next to his YouTube classic with Stan Van Gundy.
Fact is, Dwight wasn't supposed to be...
| 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...