| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Michael Jordan called North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith the most influential person in his life other than his parents.
Smith died Saturday night at 83.
In a statement on Twitter released through his business manager, Jordan said Smith was...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:52 PM
A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.
Jacobus Rentmeester, of New York City, filed suit against Nike...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:34 AM
NBA great Scottie Pippen isn't scoring as well in the real estate market.
In September 2007, Pippen listed his 10,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale mansion for sale at just a hair under $15 million.
Almost eight years later, Pippen's palace is still...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:33 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the franchise is not in any limbo because of the Toronto Blue Jays' ongoing interest in hiring away executive vice president Dan Duquette.
"Not at all," Showalter said Wednesday before speaking at an autism charity...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Every now and then, a call comes in to a hotel in Indiana with an unusual request.
"Can I talk to Steve?"
The manager, April Barricks, wouldn't know what to say. Eventually, she asked the owner.
People keep asking for Steve Alford, Barricks told...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:35 PM
— He fell off the All-Star radar as he drifted further and further from the basket in Mike D'Antoni's perimeter-oriented offense.
But Pau Gasol's resurgence hasn't surprised one of his former teammates.
"Pau's been playing like Pau. It's...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats.
Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki took turns complimenting Bryant in the days after he passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:54 PM
For anyone into Bulls symbolism, Monday night's 129-120 victory over the Raptors marked just the 23rd time Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose played together.
And while nobody is drawing any comparisons to Michael Jordan, Butler's offensive improvement...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:14 PM
Note to readers: This is the third in an ongoing series of Chicago Legends. To read previous stories on Red Grange and Johnny Lattner, go to prepsplus.com.
The first time Ronnie Fields nearly died in a car accident he was 8 years old.
Fields says he...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:32 PM
There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court.
Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere:
Jan. 1 — New Year's Day
Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent.
Jan. 12 ...