| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:06 AM
And so it begins, on an October afternoon, with ABC/ESPN letting us know there will be wall-to-wall LeBron James-reunion talk on Christmas.
In announcing their plans for the upcoming season, the networks noted that their NBA Countdown show will air live...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Caldwell Jones, 64, a rail-thin center/power forward who helped the Philadelphia 76ers reach the NBA Finals three times, died Sunday of a heart attack in Decatur, Ga. The 76ers announced his death.
One of four brothers to play professional basketball,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:57 PM
George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:29 AM
I don’t know which was more surprising:
Phil Jackson citing Jerry Krause as the “map’’ for his new job as head honcho of the Knicks or Krause thanking Jackson for the shout-out.
We’ll know the world officially has gone...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Have the Bulls stopped listening to Tom Thibodeau?
It’s one thing to lose to the Heat and Thunder when you’re playing without Derrick Rose, but losing at home to Cleveland makes this 4-8 February seem like a death spiral.
The loss to the...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
What do you get someone who, with six NBA championships, five most valuable player awards, 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring titles and multiple millions of dollars, seemingly has it all?
Well, in the case of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, memories...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Duke’s NCAA tournament Friday against Albany returns Blue Devils associate head coach Chris Collins to his boyhood home.
Collins’ father, Doug, coaches the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and played for the team from 1973-81. Chris was born...
| Sep 12, 2013
New Northwestern University head basketball coach Chris Collins paid $2.55 million for a newly built seven-bedroom house in Winnetka.
A Northbrook native and son of former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins, Chris Collins starred at Duke University...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced on Thursday that he'll no longer be part of ESPN's NBA coverage because of other commitments.
Johnson joined the network in 2008 and appeared on ESPN and ABC as a studio and game analyst.
"I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The Orlando Pro Summer League will begin Sunday morning on Amway Center’s practice court and will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder,...