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Second NBA Awards Show predictions

By Tom Burton | June 25, 2018

The 2017-18 NBA season came to an end June 8 as the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win its second consecutive NBA Finals. However, one event remains before the 2018-19 campaign can officially get underway.The league will host its...

The Cleveland Cavaliers have one more move to make

By Khobi Price | September 27, 2017

The trade that sent guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first round pick sent shockwaves through the NBA universe....

Durant leaves contender for chance with Warriors

By Tom Burton | July 11, 2016

NBA superstar Kevin Durant took the sports world by storm Monday, announcing his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and sign a two-year, $54 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.Durant, 27, is leaving a franchise he has been with for his...

Sterling should be distant memory

By Steve Shonder | April 29, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought down the hammer on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racism by banning him for life from the NBA. It’s about time.Sterling has been accused of far more terrible things  — criminal things — things...

Don women’s sportswear on gameday

By Kathryn Minniti | October 8, 2013

Finding women’s sportswear that isn’t coated with 6 inches of glitter isn’t always easy.Here are a few ideas on how to rock women’s sportswear for this weekend’s football game. Now, I am not trying to put down glittered sports T’s. What I...

San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) as forward Luol Deng watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls to keep core in offseason

By Jacob Onak | July 1, 2013

With all the big offseason trades and acquisition rumors going around in the NBA, don’t expect the Bulls to make any moves.In fact, expect there to be a couple of faces from last year’s team disappearing.Nate Robinson, who played such a big role for...

Professional athletes should be judged by their skills not personal life

By Matt Hopksinson | April 30, 2013

Two days ago, journeyman NBA center Jason Collins officially became the first male athlete to come out as gay in the top tier sports. Those sports include baseball, football, basketball, and in my own personal bias, hockey. While the announcement should...

Bulls’ Thibs should rest stars

By Bob Kreider | February 18, 2013

I think it’s safe to say most Chicago Bulls fans have been pleasantly surprised with the 30-22 record the Bulls currently have coming out of the All-Star break, especially without former MVP Derrick Rose. The Bulls are second in the central division...

San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) as forward Luol Deng watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The last shot doesn’t matter in basketball

By Bob Kreider | February 11, 2013

It seems like every time I turn on the TV or the radio I’m inevitably doomed to somebody bringing up the discussion of who will take the last shot at the end of an NBA game. I know it’s hard to resist, but why must everyone automatically argue that...

New NBA game offers extra features, modes

By Roy Herrera | October 8, 2012

With the NBA season just weeks away, there is no other way to get your daily dose of NBA basketball than to play NBA 2K13. Over the years, 2K Games has done a wonderful job making the best basketball simulation games on the market. With the September...

Bulls keeping quiet in East

By Matt Hopkinson | July 9, 2012

We’ve all had that moment, one day we wake up and it seems like everyone around is experiencing or doing great things and we’re sitting on the couch in our underwear eating soggy cereal. Well, even if you haven’t, this is effectively the scenario...

Faceoff: Who should the Bulls play in the first round?

By Matt Hopkinson and Brian Thomas | April 24, 2012

Matt: Well, Brian, the NBA playoffs are right around the corner. Putting all the drama from the season aside, what’s your stance on the Chicago Bulls’ first round matchup? Assuming the Bulls can hold off the Miami Heat for overall No. 1 seed in the...