| 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.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Derrick Rose is not one to gloat, but he could not contain himself after nailing a jumper Tuesday night that all but clinched the Bulls' stirring 99-91 victory over the Wizards.
"I never celebrate," he said. "My emotions just came...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:07 PM
Every once in a while you’ll see a famous face in the crowd at a Bulls game. There were two on hand last week that I know of. And if the Bulls can make a run at the NBA title as some are predicting, it’s safe to assume there will be a lot...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Can you give up on a team that hasn't been a team yet?
In Sunday's 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat came out like a bunch strangers.
Because they were.
The starting lineup had played exactly two minutes together prior to the opening...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign.
Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
| 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....