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Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

Clippers fans express their views on owner Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sterling Is Over And Much Else Is Not

We were all enablers of a racist man through inaction.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Same Bulls Movie Ends Again

The Bulls must evolve beyond the frustrating annual cycle of overexertion/overexcitement/elimination.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Jimmy Butler fouls Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Fall To Wizards 101-99 In OT

Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/22/2014

Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Reminder: Bulls Playoff Tickets Go On Sale Today At 11 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at Bulls.com, NBATickets.com, the United Center and 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

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Baffoe: The Problem With Roy Hibbert’s ‘No Homo’ Joke

I enjoy watching Roy Hibbert play basketball. I enjoy watching Lebron James play basketball. I enjoy watching Roy Hibbert play basketball against Lebron James. In no way do I want to have sex with either of them, while they play basketball or otherwise.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

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Ten Foot Mailbag: Ditka’s Number And Urlacher’s Reality Show

Meatball karma has a funny way of striking a balance, doesn’t it?

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

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Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Has Partial Tear In Shoulder

Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.

05/23/2013

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Bulls, Heat Prepare For Friday’s Pivotal Game 3

The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are getting ready for Friday’s pivotal game 3.

05/10/2013

Amar’e Stoudemire, Mike Woodson (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Stoudemire Return Is Baffling Self-Sabotage By Knicks

John Schmeelk: The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.

05/10/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The Bigger X-Factor? Kevin Durant Vs. Carmelo Anthony

With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?

05/09/2013

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This Bulls Team Emerges As All-Time Fan Favorite

And while fans debate whether Derrick Rose should actually be playing, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports that this Bulls team may go down in history has a fan favorite.

05/07/2013

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Celtics Ready For Emotional Return Home

The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.

04/26/2013

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Chandler, Knicks Expect Celtics To ‘Play With Pride’ In Emotional Return To Boston

The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.

04/26/2013

Derrick Rose sits on the bench as the Bulls take on the Nets. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bernstein: For A Night, Bulls And Blackhawks A World Apart

For one night, performance, geography, expectation and the choice of juxtaposition conspired to make something once so grand seem very small, and very far away.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2013

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Nuggets Secure 3rd Seed With 118-98 Win Over Suns

The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.

04/18/2013

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Hawks Lose to Raptors 113-96, Tied With Chicago For #5 Seed

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.

04/17/2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien and Finals MVP Trophy after winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

A King’s Coronation Silences The Critics

Sometimes, it’s just a superstars’ time to finally win a championship. It happened a few years ago in Miami when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title. It happened again as the final buzzer sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and LeBron James was a champion of the world.

06/22/2012

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