| May 16, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Jerry Greene is not in the Cheap Seats this week. You can blame Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
In case you just returned from Pluto, this thing called Deflategate has been dominating the news. The NFL came down hard on the Pats and Brady last...
| May 16, 2015
| 7:21 AM
We are a month shy of a year since Pat Riley issued his challenge to the best basketball player on the planet: Stay and make the Miami Heat into "a generational team."
A month after Riley attempted to sell legacy, LeBron James was gone.
| May 15, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Tuesday night is the NBA Draft Lottery. It's an event you don't ever want your team to take part in, much less become a returning contestant.
It usually means your team stinks.
It always means it didn't make the playoffs.
San Antonio Spurs fans don'...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Once upon a time, Britt McHenry was just an anonymous soccer player at Stetson University, but a decade later she has suddenly been transformed into the infamous Cruella de Vil of sports broadcasting.
| Apr 15, 2015
| 6:54 AM
For a while now, basketball fans around here have talked as if there was no best choice when it came to the finish of the Bulls' season.
Other than injury-free, I mean, but that's impossible when you’re paying Kirk Hinrich.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:27 PM
A pro basketball team run by an interim coach will take the floor at Amway Center on Sunday with tanking in mind.
And it's not – ta da! – your Orlando Magic.
It's the Denver Nuggets, who will play any available ball boys if it might help...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Stuffed pizza before a game? The Washington Wizards’ John Wall did it and so do more athletes than you think. Here’s that sighting and a few more from around the Chicago area:
- Wall dined Monday at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When doctors removed the damaged part of meniscus from Derrick Rose’s right knee Friday, did they replace it with extra job security for Tom Thibodeau?
Or is that still bone-on-bone, too?
The Bulls said the timetable for Rose’s return is...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:45 AM
For three seasons, Erik Spoelstra preached position-less with the Miami Heat. So Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole largely played as point guards in designation only, with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade facilitating.
Two championships resulted.
| May 3, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Few college basketball teams replace one Final Four coach with another. Kentucky transitioned from Joe B. Hall to Eddie Sutton to Rick Pitino, Louisville from Denny Crum to Pitino, UCLA from John Wooden to Gene Bartow.
Add George Mason to the list....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Allen Iverson ranks 21st on the NBA’s career scoring list, No. 1 among players 6-feet or shorter. But that’s not why the Philadelphia 76ers are retiring his jersey Saturday.
Iverson earned 11 consecutive All-Star Game appearances and was...