| 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 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.
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:02 PM
As coaching trees go, Mike Krzyzewski's is hardly a towering pine. It's not Charlie Brown's Christmas shrub, but suffice to say the branches could use some work.
All of which add intrigue to Jeff Capel's return to Duke and the perennial speculation as to...
| 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...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home.
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Well, that was fun, huh?
Covering spectacularly bad teams and unexpectedly good teams are most beat writers' dream, and I've been lucky to do both thanks to the Tim Floyd-era, the 2004-05 Scott Skiles team and now this team. And this season has far...