| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs prepare to engage in the NBA's final round of Kings of the Court Thursday night, may I suggest a quick sidebar involving the Orlando Magic:
Take notes. Take meticulous notes. Don't file them away. Re-read every...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The Bulls were in an almost-must-win situation against Miami on Monday at the United Center. Win, and they turn it into a best-of-three series. Lose, and they're practically sunk with Game 5 on Wednesday in Miami.
Well, it was the second scenario that...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:58 PM
By tipoff of the Bulls' 88-65 blowout loss to the Heat on Monday night, it became clear the United Center crowd would begin the game as short-handed as the team it came to watch.
Due to either low interest or heavy traffic related to Monday's rare rush-...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The crowd arrived late. The Bulls didn’t arrive at all. Ba-bum-cha!
Each seat in the United Center held a poster proclaiming “Next Man Up.’’ There just weren’t enough men -- or women or children -- to hold them up.
| May 15, 2013
| 8:59 PM
MIAMI — If a special Bulls season defined by perseverance and patience was going to end Wednesday night, it was going to end like this.
With the defending NBA champion Heat feeling threatened until the last possession and lucky to escape a 94-91...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:52 PM
And so it ends. No more basketball. No more games. No more 2013 Chicago Bulls.
The season started with fans talking about who wasn't there. It ended with fans talking about who was. It started with hope for The Return. It ended with the return of hope....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Is Dwyane Wade still whining to the refs from Game 1 or has he launched an early crybaby offensive for Game 2?
I tweeted that question Tuesday, and the most common response was any combination of “Yes,’’ “Both,’’...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:51 PM
With 7 minutes 25 seconds left in the game of Nate Robinson's life Saturday at the United Center, Nets forward Gerald Wallace set a backcourt screen that created a collision loud enough to make NFL draft highlights too.
Robinson, a muscular 5-foot-9,...
| May 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
May 4, 2013: the day the Chicago Bulls made history.
That's a remarkable statement for a franchise with six NBA championships, six NBA MVP awards, four All-Star MVPs and a boatload of All-Stars, and so on.
But watching the Bulls gut out a Game 7...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Winning 45 games with 15 starting lineups that didn't include Derrick Rose demonstrated Tom Thibodeau's coaching ability even more than the Bulls posting the NBA's best regular-season record in his each of his first two seasons.
The Bulls did it with...