| Apr 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Nene grinned, grabbed the bottom of the net and gleefully swung side to side while waiting for his turn during a post-practice mid-range shooting competition on Thursday with teammate Trevor Booker. Every time Booker made a shot, he...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:30 PM
For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football.
His secret weighed on him, frightened him, confused him, taking on a life all its own.
In lonely periods, the former University of...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Jimmer, Rubio look good
Every NBA season presents surprises, but the fact Jimmer Fredette is more than just a shooter has to rank up there for this crazy campaign. Fredette still makes rookie mistakes, but his decision-...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman Kobe Bryant...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It all started with a walk through the hood.
Father Michael Pfleger, head of St. Sabina Parish on the South Side, and Isiah Thomas, a West Side native and NBA legend, tell the same story in slightly different ways.
However, both agree that after a...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
BARCELONA, Spain — Yes, Tom Thibodeau has left USA Basketball's hotel, dining one night near the Mediterranean Sea with other team personnel.
So, no, he isn't pulling the curtains on his room shut tight, poring over film of Tuesday's...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Bulls won’t have to wait long to try to show Carmelo Anthony what he missed joining.
The NBA released the 2014-15 schedule Wednesday evening and the Bulls, who aggressively pursued Anthony in free agency, open Oct. 29 against the Knicks at...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:18 PM
LAS VEGAS — In an elegant essay Friday penned with senior writer Lee Jenkins for Sports Illustrated, LeBron James announced he's going home to the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are talented but young and unproven. The Heat, though they retained Chris...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The Bulls and Derrick Rose agree on this: Both would love to add Carmelo Anthony. And the quicker Rose's headlines are basketball-related, the better for all.
After two seasons dominated by knee injuries, Rose found himself back in the news Friday....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony is staying home.
The All-Star forward will re-sign with the Knicks for five years and more than $120 million after strongly considering joining the ready-to-win roster in Chicago.
The Bulls all along knew their...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:52 PM
LAS VEGAS — The 2014-15 Bulls are taking shape. They’re just not making it official yet.
League sources said Kirk Hinrich will follow Pau Gasol and officially sign in the coming days. Nikola Mirotic tweeted that he will “fulfill a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Billy Donovan sees one major similarity between Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon and one of the star players Donovan coached at the University of Florida.
Even though Gordon was only 17 years old when Gordon played for Donovan on the U.S. team at the...