| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Of all the key NBA offseason personnel dates, including the July 1 start of free-agency negotiations and the July 10 start of the offseason signing and trading periods, the one that most resonates for the Heat figures to come Thursday.
| May 18, 2013
| 8:02 AM
As Derrick Rose continually dominated the Miami Heat's ball boys during pregame warmups at AmericanAirlines Arena, it became increasingly clear that the Chicago Bulls were largely playing for the future these past two weeks.
Without Rose, as...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:16 PM
MIAMI — For a televised half-hour, it seemed less a Most Valuable Player presentation than an Academy Award ceremony. Heat teammates and coaches, live and on video, congratulated LeBron James' game, celebrated his name.
James then stood in a...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:57 PM
After reaching all those dizzying heights and unfurling countless acrobatic moves in his first three spectacular seasons, Derrick Rose's fourth ended with an awful image.
A jump stop. A clutch of his left knee as he rose two feet into the air. A...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Bulls fans might need to use a telescope to find a silver lining to Derrick Rose’s shredded knee.
But Kyle Korver’s faith tells him there is one.
“My grandpa has a saying: ‘God does his best work in life’s graveyards,&...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Amid the civic uncertainty Saturday night over Derrick Rose's basketball future created by the torn ACL in his left knee came hope from the unlikeliest of places: on a mound inside a baseball park six miles south.
At U.S. Cellular Field hours after...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 7, 2012
| 7:30 PM
From now on, whenever someone wants to dispute the connection between confidence and winning in pro sports, I will offer the example of the 2012 Bulls, suddenly reduced to slumped shoulders and brittle spines.
Monday at the Berto Center convinced me...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:38 AM
With the Bulls on the brink of elimination, Richard Hamilton said they have to make it personal, and I’m wondering, why didn’t that start after Game 2?
The Bulls got torched in that second half the last time they played in the United Center....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Management is busy preparing for the draft. Derrick Rose is rehabilitating his left knee daily. The games have stopped, but the Bulls' beat never ends. And neither do your questions.
Why is next year being viewed as a tread water year? Rose should be...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:13 PM
Luol Deng indeed found himself on the move during the NBA draft. But where Deng was headed, I suspect the Bulls forward focused more on the exchange rate than trade rumors.
Deng spent Thursday night flying to London to prepare for the Olympics, and jolly...