| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Celebrities like winners. And because the Bulls won six titles in the 1990s, celebrities really seemed to like the Bulls back then.
With former Bulls players getting together Wednesday at the Montgomery Club in River North for the Chicago Bulls...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy?
David Stern? Check. Fellow owners in the NBA? Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
| May 9, 2014
In his massive and utterly definitive biography, "Michael Jordan: The Life," Roland Lazenby wastes no time establishing his subject's significance. "The convergence of culture and technology," he writes in the prologue, "had thrust him into this...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The dollar menu
TNT analyst Charles Barkley, speaking with late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien about some of his chintzy millionaire friends: "There's nobody cheaper than Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. Oh, yeah, [Jordan is] cheap. I always...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.
Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:47 PM
When sports and social justice issues intersect, it takes a while to come to a consensus. Which is too bad, really.
An audio recording of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racially charged comments about African-Americans to his then-...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Michael Jordan, a Hall of Fame player who now owns an NBA franchise, issued a statement Sunday blasting Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged comments about African Americans.
"I look at this from two perspectives -- as a current owner and a...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc.
Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After an aggressive bidding war that saw several studios vying for the film, sources say Universal Pictures is nearing a deal to acquiring the rights to an untitled pic revolving around NBA superstar LeBron James' high school career.
"Wolf of Wall...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:20 PM
56-26 (Home: 35-6; Road: 21-20)
vs. 8. ATLANTA
38-44 (Home: 24-17; Road: 14-27)
Season series: Tied, 2-2.
Key stat: Even with its epic late-season slide, Indiana still ranked second in the league by giving up only 92.3 points per...