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Apr 1

The Eastern Conference is certainly getting interesting, which is something no one has much said this season. So let’s take a look at the standings as the NBA heads into the final month of the regular season and fewer than 10 games remaining for most of the teams.

 

“They’ve probably got the best group of versatile big men and

Feb 9

Long before Adam Silver was appointed NBA Commissioner, which happened just eight days ago, he was like the rest of us – a fan of the game.

“I’ve always been such a huge basketball fan. And I kind of stumbled into the NBA,” admits Silver, who started out working as a lawyer in New York, which led to an opportunity …

Jan 29

The Bulls will take second billing Wednesday in San Antonio because they are following the best ongoing story in the NBA.

Chicago open its Western Conference road trip against the Spurs on national ESPN following Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City visiting Miami in the faceoff of the top two contenders for league MVP. And it’s Durant edging ahead of LeBron …

Jan 22

Luol Deng is in a good place.

Yes, yes, it’s Cleveland and we know Joakim Noah doesn’t vacation there and the lake no longer is on fire—actually, it’s frozen like in Chicago—and they can’t win in football and baseball and LeBron left and there’s a new Roosevelt book out and they’re making fat jokes about Ohio’s Taft again. But forget …

Jan 21

The Bulls are in Cleveland Wednesday to face the Cavaliers and Luol Deng, the loud, vocal leader, the “guiding hand” for the team’s fortunes as they are referring to him in Cleveland media, the player who can step up and save games with big shots.

So, yes, it seems the Luol Deng whom the Bulls traded to the Cavs earlier …

Jan 20

C’mon, let ‘em hoop!

Or something like that was the message Monday from Kobe Bryant before the Bulls played the Lakers in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day game at the United Center.

Bryant, the Lakers’ great legend, is traveling with the team as he recovers from a fracture in his knee. He suffered the injury a few games after …

Jan 9

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Luol Deng remains eleventh among Eastern Conference frontcourt players in the latest NBA All-Star Game fan balloting released Thursday.

There, I said it.

Luol Deng is a Cleveland Cavalier.

It’s not written on your All-Star ballot, and perhaps not in your heart. But it’s on the NBA’s list now. Friday he will be in that makes-you-blanch wine …

Jan 2

Brad Stevens may be changing coaching in the NBA. Well, not exactly how the game is played. But the former Butler University coach who looks like he’s still matriculating has been one of the surprise new coaches in the NBA season and going a long way toward changing the attitude of college coaches coming to the NBA.

The Celtics even …

Oct 29

1. Oct. 29: Heat in Miami. It doesn’t get much hotter. For a ticket, anyway. Perhaps the most anticipated game of the 2013-14 season. There’s obviously not much significance to the first game in an 82-game season. But this is the Heat getting their championship rings from commissioner David Stern presenting them for the final times as he retires this …

Jun 6

And so it has come to this, Thursday for Game 1, the expected Miami Heat back in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season, and the unexpected San Antonio Spurs back for the first time since 2007 after being pretty much dismissed before the season, as usual, as most expected a rematch with the Oklahoma City Thunder or a …

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