| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Greatness comes to the United Center on Wednesday night. LeBron James will be in concert. He will be backed by the Miami Heat symphony.
The Heat are the reigning champions, they own a remarkable 27-game winning streak and James is the MVP, it’s...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 1:57 PM
I’m with Tom Thibodeau on this one.
I’d have kept Derrick Rose in the game, too.
I expect a lot of screaming about the oft-injured MVP playing late enough into a game that he would be forced to leave injured. I expect Thibodeau to get...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The NBA’s regular season or the NBA’s Eastern Conference?
Except for Miami, of course. The Heat are so good they should be in the West. The rest of the East is the junior varsity.
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Game 5 was looking like a killer.
With a chance to eliminate the defending champion Kings and advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, the Blackhawks took home ice the way you’d dream, scoring two goals before Los Angeles managed a shot....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:46 AM
There are less appropriate venues in the city in which to hold a violin recital than the Civic Opera House. Wrigley Field, for example, or the United Center. But the Opera House is problematic enough.
Which would explain why Itzhak Perlman had never...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Walking out of a cramped, stuffy United Center boardroom two weeks ago, Michelle Harris told me that when she was younger and growing up in Chicago, "I dreamed of being a part of corporate America." She said this unequivocally, without a hint of guile,...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The trendy note going around the NHL says the four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs won the last four championships.
But you need some perspective with that nugget. Goaltending is everything in the playoffs, and only one team starts the...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:24 PM
The power play showed up.
Captain Jonathan Toews showed up.
The Blackhawks we’ve known showed up.
As a result of their 4-1 win in Game 5, the Hawks extended their Western Conference semifinal playoffs series against Detroit.
The Hawks weren&...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Miley Cyrus partied Friday at The Underground, but the 21-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer wasn’t even the most famous person at the club that night. That honor goes to LeBron James.
The NBA mega-star – in town to face the Bulls...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:53 PM
CHICAGO — All good things must come to an end, but the Kings' six-game winning streak didn't end well.
Their 3-1 loss to the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center was sealed early, somewhere between the time a fired-up...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...