| 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.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:34 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders heads out of town on a late-night shopping spree Sunday with extra cash in his wallet after Andrei Kirilenko on Saturday turned down a $10.2 million salary for next season....
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
A report Friday not only painted coach Tom Thibodeau as “dismayed” over not having been offered a lucrative contract extension, it alleged that “his displeasure with the situation is an open secret in team circles.”
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,&...
| 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....