| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
By outward appearances, Pau Gasol has a good one.
He has fame. He has fortune. He has family and close friends.
But those who know the Barcelona-born Gasol the best say there are many more layers to the Bulls' prized offseason...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:00 PM
When top NBA players took the court for warm-ups sporting their now-famous "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts, they were clearly violating the NBA attire rules, but they also evoked the American tradition of civil disobedience championed by Henry David Thoreau....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:32 PM
The answers to the questions in the case of Tobias Harris haven't become any clearer.
Can the Magic afford to keep Harris?
Can they afford to let him go?
The Magic will find out Harris' value this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Nick Young is the master of self-appointed nicknames, maker of off-the-cuff monikers unlike anyone since Shaquille O'Neal left the business.
But there's one person that refuses to call him "Swaggy P." Or, his latest incarnation, "IDM," an acronym for...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Magic Johnson created a mess earlier this month by saying the Lakers should "lose every game" and secure a top-five draft pick.
Some Lakers fans hated it, some loved it. Lakers players and coaches definitely didn't like it.
But when Johnson and good...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Jimmy Butler's career-high 35 points and Pau Gasol's 20 led the Bulls in an unexpectedly taut 103-97 victory over the depleted Knicks, who were without Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Joakim Noah returned from...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The Bulls are 11-7 in Christmas Day games in franchise history.
Here, in chronological order, are the Tribune’s nominations for the five most memorable games. Proving how difficult this selection process became, the 1993 and 1994 vintages got...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I know Byron Scott can't say it out loud, but the Lakers are a better team when Kobe is not playing. Their performance against Golden State was breathtakingly better than they have played all season. Blaming the rest of the team for just "standing around"...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Even as he tried to convince Pau Gasol to remain with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant assured Gasol his support would remain.
So when the Lakers arrived in Chicago late Wednesday, Bryant's dinner plans were set.
"Our relationship and bond goes beyond...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill.
One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility.
He winces in pain. He reflects with wisdom. He jokes...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
HARTFORD — For the first time in 10 years and perhaps for the last time in a very long time, Duke will play UConn at the XL Center on Monday.
Take note, American Athletic Conference fans: This will be the last game against a Top 10 opponent for the...