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Thunder star Kevin Durant. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: How A Smart Superstar Could Break The NBA

The increase in endorsement income has changed the entire ballgame.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2014

Phil Jackson. (Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Leaves Lakers’ Blowout Of His Knicks To Walk His Dog

After watching the Knicks allow 51 points in the third quarter, Phil Jackson had had enough.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Phil Jackson. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Good Luck, Phil

When Phil Jackson’s not in the Knicks’ office, James Dolan still will be — and that’s the problem.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Charles Barkley. (Getty Images)

Watch: Lakers Nearly Induce Charles Barkley Into A Nap

Watching the Lakers is about as exciting as sitting through an Econ 101 class.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Phil Jackson. (Getty Images)

Hanley: Trying To Phil In The Blanks In New York

The Knicks are trying the darndest to keep Carmelo Anthony in New York.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 6: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks on a fast break against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Watch: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin Team Up For Ridiculous Alley-Oop On Poor Lakers

A 48-point win for the Clippers? The tables have turned in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Nick Young, left. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Lakers’ Nick Young Gives Epic Answers To ‘Would You Rather’ Questions

Nick Young wants to go back into time, and he doesn’t need YOLO.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Tony Snell. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Improved During Win Streak, But Jury’s Still Out

What you should and shouldn’t take away from the Bulls’ five-game winning streak.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Lakers center Robert Sacre. (Getty Images)

The NBA Rule You Had No Idea About: You Can Play With 6 Fouls

Lakers center Robert Sacre got to keep playing last night despite picking up his sixth foul.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

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Best Bachelorette And Bachelor Party Destinations In The U.S.

Among the best American destinations to travel to for a bachelorette or bachelor party are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, South Beach Miami, New Orleans and New York City.

01/28/2014

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball under pressure from Joakim Noah #13 (L) and Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Stun Lakers With OT Buzzer Finale

Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

01/20/2014

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/22/2013

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Lakers Season Comes To An End After Game 5 Loss

Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 to eliminate the Lakers in five games.

05/22/2012

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Lakers Eliminated From Playoffs

Russell Westbrook scored 28 points, Kevin Durant added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder surged ahead in the second half to beat Los Angeles 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night and eliminate the Lakers from the playoffs.

05/21/2012

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Thunder Comeback Again To Take 3-1 Lead Against Lakers

Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.

05/21/2012

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Durant Misses 3-Pointer In Final Seconds As Lakers Take Game 3

Kobe Bryant didn’t miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder’s second-round series lead to 2-1.

05/21/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Collapse In Final Minutes To Hand Thunder 2-0 Series Lead

Kevin Durant scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

05/17/2012

Vinny Del Negro. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Shut Up, Vinny

Del Negro was a curious choice from the outset in Chicago, where he believed a warmed-over Jim Valvano impersonation constituted coaching.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Lakers Crushed By Thunder In Game 1

Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.

05/15/2012

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers gives Metta World Peace #15 a five in the third quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Metta’s Defense Makes Difference To Lead Lakers Past Nuggets In Game 7

Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.

05/14/2012

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