| Feb 18, 2011
| 10:51 AM
In the game of basketball, the slam dunk rises literally above the rest. It excites the crowd, it pumps up a team, and it makes the highlight reel with ease.
On Saturday, all eyes will be on the NBA's annual dunk contest, an event that has...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:31 AM
It’s safe to say Lollapalooza didn’t have people like me in mind when choosing its headliners.
There is no hip-hop headliner like there was in 2008 (Kanye West) and 2011 (Eminem). Also, I’m too young to care that the three-day music...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The night before I was supposed to cover Carlos Zambrano’s Big Z Foundation launch party in early 2010, I came down with a case of food poisoning. All I wanted to do was lie in bed with a garbage can at my side. I was in no mood to talk –...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 8:24 PM
As the Orlando Magic’s game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night approached, Dwight Howard said the Magic had not faced much adversity so far in this strange, compressed regular season.
So how would the team handle hardship when it...
| 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.&...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:30 PM
CHARLOTTE -- Two things were on the mind of Derrick Rose after the Bulls crushed New Orleans on Wednesday. One, he loves his team, saying: “We’re on a mission.” Two, he hopes Luol Deng will make his first NBA All-Star team.
| Jan 24, 2011
The familiarity between the Lakers and Jazz runs so deep that L.A. guard Kobe Bryant remarked that the teams "could flip-flop jerseys and execute just as well." The familiarity runs so deep between the teams that Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen has joked...
| Feb 23, 2011
Game stories --The Times' Mike Bresnahan examines how different the Lakers looked in their 104-80 victory Tuesday over the Atlanta Hawks than before the All-Star break. --The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore details the Lakers' suddenly changed performance....
| Mar 5, 2011
The NBA announced on Saturday that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has received a one-game suspension without pay after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season. Howard was whistled for the technical foul on Friday night against the Chicago...
| Mar 5, 2011
Dwight Howard picked up his league-leading 16th technical foul on Friday night against the Chicago Bulls, earning him a one-game suspension, which he'll serve against the Blazers on Monday night. It's unlikely the league will rescind the technical foul,...