| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:39 AM
If Derrick Rose is fine with missing the rest of the season, then so am I.
In fact, I’d declare him done right now. Look, the Chicago Bulls aren’t winning anything this season even if Rose does make it back from surgery on his left knee.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:48 AM
I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking:
I can’t hear it.
That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A little more than 28 years after the famously tragic killing of his good friend Ben Wilson, Nick Anderson said he is so saddened by the state of his old South Side stomping grounds that he rarely returns.
Word of the fatal shooting in the Chicago State...
| 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.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:58 PM
DENVER -- The Nuggets had turned their 128-96 blowout of the Bulls into a dunk contest on Thursday night, throwing down 15 in all, many of them registering style points for flair and ferocity.
No hard foul came. No rim resistance got offered. The Bulls...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Three Things to consider on this sports Thursday:
Thing 1: Wrote today's column on the Miami Heat's high-octane offense, which is averaging a league-high 110 points through five games after Wednesday's 103-73 blowout of the Brooklyn Nets.
As I point...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 PM
High school: Curie.
Team highlights: Went 9-0 to capture the Public League Red-West title and beat Bogan 77-62 to win the Class 4A Richards Regional. Led...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:33 AM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial Board Roundtable Chicagotribune.com -- Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold talks about the week's news...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Derrick Rose is great fun to watch, but I can wait. And he should wait. There's not much upside in him returning to Bulls' lineup now as the teams mediocre season winds down -- even if he were to re-enter......
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The Bulls said the decision to return from ACL surgery on his left knee is up to Derrick Rose.
The team also said it wouldn’t pressure Rose to return.
But yet, the story the Bulls planted last week in an online report felt oily and appeared to...
| May 17, 2013
You owed us more.
Derrick Rose, if you sift through the city's anger, blind support, unhappiness and general confusion, you likely will find one overarching emotion: a deep-rooted disappointment.
Throughout Chicago, your story is nearly a refrain, a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:09 PM
In the 1994-95 season, the best basketball duo in Chicago was a bald dunk-machine wearing No. 23 and a do-it-all forward. And remember: Michael Jordan was playing baseball until March.
No, the duo was in high school at Farragut Academy: junior guard...