| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Shane Battier finds it humorous. That doesn't mean he also doesn't respect the challenge ahead.
But the notion of championship fatigue, one most recently offered by TNT analyst Steve Kerr amid his forecast of the Chicago Bulls coming out of the...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Don’t look now, and Derrick Rose apparently isn’t, but the Bulls franchise player’s image could become a five-alarm fire in the next two weeks.
I didn’t think there was anything worse than Rose’s sitting on the bench in...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Of all the key NBA offseason personnel dates, including the July 1 start of free-agency negotiations and the July 10 start of the offseason signing and trading periods, the one that most resonates for the Heat figures to come Thursday.
| Nov 23, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Everything was great for the Miami Heat until they moved onto the basketball portion of the program.
Now the worst thing imaginable is happening.
"We're not having fun at all," sayeth LeBron James.
Judging from LeBron's long face, there's not much...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 11:13 PM
On one side of the Bulls locker room late Thursday night, C.J. Watson joyfully jogged his memory and came up with nothing.
On the other, a frustrated Derrick Rose racked his brain.
Neither Bulls guard could recall having a game quite like the 96-86...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| May 15, 2011
| 8:33 PM
It’s not the prettiest thing. But it might be the most important.
As former championship coach Pat Riley once said, “No rebounds, no rings.’’ By the way, whatever happened to that Riley guy?
Anyway, Miami committed...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:15 PM
The Bulls couldn’t hit from the floor and couldn’t hit from the free-throw line. What else you got? Nerf basketball, anyone?
Derrick Rose was bad. Carlos Boozer was awful. Luol Deng was useless in the second half. Everybody else followed....
| May 19, 2011
| 9:23 AM
For all the stuff that would make you sick as a Bulls fan from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, the pathetic attempt at self-importance by Heat valet Erik Spoelstra would be on the list.
The subject was the performance of Heat center Udonis...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Derrick Rose would appear to be facing the most important fourth quarter of his career tonight.
That’s what happens when your last two fourth quarters have been awful and your team has lost control of the Eastern Conference finals.
I mean, get a...