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  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Bulls C Daniel Gafford leaves with right thumb injury, out 2-4 weeks

    TSN "Well this came out fast. Gafford is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after dislocating his right thumb, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported shortly after the Bulls ruled Gafford out. So we know that Gafford is out long-term, so now may be a good time to scoop up Luke Kornet off the..." January 15

  • It’s time for the Bulls to do right by Thaddeus Young, and trade him

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls deserve at least some credit at the midpoint of the season. After all, it isn’t easy to make veteran forward Thaddeus Young — a player whose reputation leaguewide had always been sterling — unhappy this quickly into a season. But the organization..." January 15

  • Bulls hope their new-look big-man combo can help them start racking up wins

    Chicago Sun-Times "At 7-2, Bulls backup center Luke Kornet usually isn’t sneaking up on anybody. On Saturday against the Pistons, however, the lightly used big man came off the bench to contribute 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks in just more than 25 minutes in the Bulls’ 108-99..." January 14

  • Thad Young is adjusting to new role, new style of play with Bulls

    NBC Sports Chicago "Thad Young is averaging 3.3 3-point attempts per game, the second-highest total of his career. This is less a reflection of Young wanting to become the next Steph Curry and more a reflection of him doing what his coach has asked. “Those are the things our staff..." January 14

  • Kris Dunn, under cascade of bust talk and Bulls demotion, mounting strong defense

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kris Dunn‘s rookie year with the Timberwolves was glum. Losing. Shaken confidence. Minutes on the wing rather than his preferred position of point guard. But when I first talked to Dunn about that season, he spoke almost with a pride about the experience. He..." January 14

  • John Paxson’s job with Bulls is totally safe

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls began this season with playoff expectations and arrived at its midway point as one of the league’s biggest underachieving stories. After Monday’s loss in Boston, their seventh in eight games, they sit 5 1/2 games out of the playoff picture in a..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Bulls’ Denzel Valentine Upset Over Demotion

    Hoops Rumors "Bulls swingman Denzel Valentine is voicing his frustrations over being dropped from the rotation by coach Jim Boylen, relays Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times. Valentine performed well when he was given regular playing time in December, reaching double..." January 12

  • Wendell Carter Jr. Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Injury

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls will be without second-year center Wendell Carter Jr. for an extended period as he recovers from a high right ankle sprain. While X-rays were negative, the Bulls said Thursday that an MRI and a CT scan confirmed the injury is a severe ankle sprain that will keep Carter out..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Bulls' Wendell Carter likely out weeks with high ankle sprain

    The Score "Chicago Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. is expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain on Monday, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. " January 09

  • Kobe Bryant 'P****d' He Didn't Win 6 Rings, Wanted To Catch Michael Jordan

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant is an 18x All-Star and 5x NBA champ, but Mamba says there's one career achievement he lacks, and it makes him mad ... not winning a 6th chip and catching Michael Jordan!! Bryant chopped it up with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes on the..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn call out Bulls’ lack of adjustments

    NBC Sports Chicago "Something has to give. A season-high five-game losing streak and falling to a season-worst 12 games under .500 will test even the most positive and most competitive person. Depending on who you talked to before and after the Bulls’ latest misstep, a 123-108 loss..." January 09

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Rick Carlisle calls Chicago the ‘hardest playing team in the NBA’

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks held off a formidable challenge from the Chicago Bulls on Monday, with the Mavs coming away with a 118-110 victory at the American Airlines Center. Following the game, Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle had nothing but good things to say about the..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Bulls Zach LaVine Wants to do Three Point Contest This Year

    Heavy "The 2020 All-Star game is in Chicago, Illinois this year, and the million-dollar question is will Bulls star Zach LaVine be representing the Chicago Bulls in the Dunk Contest during All-Star weekend. After the Bulls morning shootaround on Monday in Dallas, I asked..." January 07

  • What Does the Future Hold for Thaddeus Young?

    NBA.com "Will Monday be the first day of the rest of Thaddeus Young's Bulls life. Or the beginning of the last look at the veteran handyman who was supposed to be glue for the ragged pieces of this young Bulls team, but instead has found himself in some sticky situations. "He's..." January 07

  • Are The Lakers Trading Kyle Kuzma To Chicago?

    It's Game 7 "Are the Lakers trading Kyle Kuzma to the Chicago Bulls? That is the question people are asking after Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka expressed interest in upgrading the team’s roster. Kuzma came into this season with a lot of hype and hopes that he could be..." January 06

  • One player the Bulls should look to move ahead of the NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls are not where many (myself included) thought they would be at this point of the 2019-20 NBA campaign. Some (again, myself included) had the Bulls pegged as legitimate playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference heading into this season, but they have not..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Lauri Markkanen suffers sprained ankle vs. Celtics

    Fantasy Pros "Lauri Markkanen looked solid Saturday night in a loss to the Celtics, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting, going 3-of-9 from deep, and making both free throw attempts. He grabbed four rebounds and had an assist and a steal. He fished the game with only 29 minutes after rolling his ankle in..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Bulls guard Zach LaVine is doubling down on his playoff prediction

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls guard Zach LaVine isn’t about to walk back his preseason opinion of his team. Not in an Eastern Conference that’s filled with below-average teams, including the Magic, who were just a few stumbles from allowing the Bulls to grab the eighth playoff spot. But..." January 03

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • Michael Jordan Among Strong Reactions to David Stern’s Death

    Heavy "Basketball fans are mourning the death of former NBA commissioner David Stern, who passed away on Wednesday. Per the NBA, the 77-year-old suffered a brain hemorrhage on December 12 and was hospitalized as a result. Adam Silver, Stern’s successor and current NBA..." January 01

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Scottie Pippen Turns Over All Financial Info To Estranged Wife As Divorce is Close To Being Settled

    Total Pro Sports "Scottie Pippen and his estranged wife Larsa are that much closer to splitting for good after the couple filed legal documents revealing their divorce is almost settled. According to legal documents that were obtained by The Blast, the former Chicago Bulls star recently filed..." January 01

  • Bulls front office may have decisions made for them with January swoon

    Chicago Sun-Times "The one thing the Bulls haven’t been come February is boring. Last year, it was dumping Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis for veteran forward Otto Porter. Two seasons ago, Nikola Mirotic was sent out before the trade deadline. Back-to-back years of being sellers –..." January 01

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31