| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Bob Costas has covered so many Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, U.S. Opens and other big events that they blur together. Yet there's one entry on his resume that might surprise even hard-core basketball fans.
Costas was the play-by-play voice for...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Shabazz Napier returned Wednesday to where this NBA journey all started. Sort of.
The lingering picture of the guard out of UConn is the Charlotte Hornets cap he wore -- briefly -- on draft night. But Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena he...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Mike Dunlap lives life as a series of challenges, something of an ongoing self-improvement project. He is a poet, an ultra-marathoner and an aspiring mountain climber who states emphatically that he will make a go at Mount Everest.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:25 PM
We temporarily direct your attention away from Tuesday's election to contemplate qualities of successful leadership where they really matter: baseball.
A joke, yes, but sports is rich with life lessons, and the Chicago Cubs certainly have taught us a lot...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:08 AM
First things first: Micky Arison saw the comments, considered the context, did not view them as directed his way.
That, of course, doesn't stop the conjecture. Because all things LeBron James, particularly when there is a perceived Miami Heat slant,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
It's a big game if Tom Thibodeau is offering big-picture perspective.
"When you look at this city, the franchise, the history, the tradition and what basketball means here, it's a big deal," Thibodeau said of Chicago's excitement for this Bulls season....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Can we fast-forward to May?
Because that's all that matters with the Bulls.
Oh, sure, we'll watch the revamped Bulls play their way into contention over the next six months. We'll analyze the health and stamina of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. We'll...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
(in predicted order of finish)
Coming: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Brendan Haywood, James Jones.
Going: Coach Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett, Luol Deng, Spencer Hawes, C.J....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:49 PM
The medical and training staffs have spoken.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said following Tuesday's practice at the Advocate Center that Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah would play "pretty much what it was at the end of the preseason" in Wednesday's opener against...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Jerry West, whose silhouette is featured in the NBA's red, white and blue logo, walked away from the Lakers and a renowned basketball career because a groin injury limited his game. At the time he eloquently said, "I'm not willing to sacrifice my...