| Apr 21, 2011
| 8:27 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — You can clock Derrick Rose in the head, as Jeff Foster did midway through the third quarter.
You can throw long-armed defenders at him like Paul George or try fresh looks like Dahntay Jones. You can even harass him into 4-for-18...
| 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...
| May 5, 2011
| 9:31 AM
The Bulls spent most of the last week being told how great they were and receiving hardware as evidence.
Hope it doesn’t happen again.
Tom Thibodeau was named Coach of the Year. Derrick Rose was named MVP. Two-day galas to follow, one day for...
| May 10, 2011
| 6:30 AM
It wasn’t all the shots Derrick Rose took at the end of Game 4. It was all the shots he didn’t take at the beginning.
It wasn’t all the energy and aggressiveness Rose expended trying to take over the fourth quarter of Sunday’s...
| 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.&...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Richard Hamilton just made everybody better.
I can’t stand exhibition games. They stink in all sports. So, maybe my level of expectation Tuesday night was below even Caleb Hanie’s quarterback rating, but omigod, what an exhibition game...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 5:21 PM
So there I was, covering Northwestern's college football upset at Nebraska -- or was it Manchester United's soccer game in Seattle? -- when the email landed: "When is Ask K.C. coming back?"
That answer is easy and short: Now. Here are some longer answers...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Thank you, Dwyane Wade. It’s good therapy for America that your over-celebrating Heat have nothing but regret and embarrassment today.
A country shot off fireworks to mark the death spiral of an arrogant bunch of guys who shot off their mouths...