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Michael Jordan's Latest Big Win: $9M Lawsuit

Chicago jury gives Bulls icon hefty payday over use of his name

(Newser) - Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission. The amount was close to the $10 million his... More »

Miami's Historic Win Streak Finally Ends

Bulls dethrone them in physical contest

(Newser) - The streak is over. The big prize is still out there. That's what mattered most to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The Heat's bid for NBA history ended last night when their 27-game winning streak was snapped by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, setting off a raucous celebration... More »

Ex-Duke Basketballer Dies in Fall From NYC Building

Thomas Emma was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1983

(Newser) - Former star basketball player Thomas Emma plunged from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide, says the NYPD. Emma's body was found at 11:30am yesterday on a second-floor landing of a building on Central Park South. Emma... More »

Bulls' Noah: $50K Fine for Slur Is 'Fair'

Chicago Bulls center was caught saying 'f*** off, f*****' to a fan

(Newser) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said the NBA's decision to fine him $50,000 for directing a gay slur toward a fan is "fair." As the Bulls prepare for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Noah again—albeit briefly—acknowledged that he messed up: "I... More »

Chicago Bulls Star Caught Using Gay Slur

Joakim Noah appears to use the same phrase that got Kobe fined

(Newser) - Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls apparently hurled the same profanity-plus-gay slur combo that Kobe Bryant used last month —and, like Bryant, he got caught on tape. After getting called for a foul during last night’s Eastern Conference Finals game, Noah can be seen on TNT’s telecast... More »

LeBron James Picks Miami

Sorry Cavs, Knicks, and Bulls

(Newser) - LeBron James is leaving Cleveland for the Miami Heat. Or as the Miami Herald puts it: "The King is coming." The Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a dimmer view: "Legone," as does the New York Daily News , which hoped for a new Knick: "Burned!" James... More »

LeBron Sweepstakes Begins

And with it the biggest free agent summer in history

(Newser) - The scramble over the richest free agent class in NBA history officially tips off today, and all eyes are on one man. LeBron James won't be traveling to visit his suitors. The King will hold court at home in Akron, where first the Nets, and then the Knicks, Bulls, Heat,... More »

The Worst Calls of All Time

Don't feel bad, Armando, you're not alone

(Newser) - In honor of Armando Galarraga's perfect one-hitter, Salon decided to compile a list of some of the biggest blown calls in history. And we decided that it would be more fun to watch those blown calls than to read about them. So check out this video gallery, and get ready... More »

Obama to LeBron: How About Chicago?

President talks hoops, shills for home town with Marv Albert

(Newser) - If LeBron James decides to go to Chicago, he'll have some good teammates in place—and an exceedingly famous No. 1 fan. President Obama wants the King to sign with his hometown Bulls, he told Marv Albert in a recent interview. “You know, I don't want to meddle,”... More »

Ex-NBA Player to Haitians: 'Use Condoms'

Paul Shirley snidely offers 'kudos to poorest in hemisphere'

(Newser) - Former NBA player and sometimes ESPN contributor Paul Shirley tells Haitians to "use a condom once in a while" and snidely offers "kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere" in an open diatribe posted on the Flip Collective . Shirley, who played for the Phoenix Suns,... More »

Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks'

Michael Jordan played baseball; Daniel Day-Lewis cobbled

(Newser) - With his plan for an “ indefinite break ” from golf, Tiger Woods isn’t the only celebrity to take some time out of the limelight for one reason or another. The Wall Street Journal lists some others:
  • Michael Jordan: The Tiger pal left to try baseball after winning three
... More »

Lakers' Artest: 'I Used to Drink at Halftime'

Volatile star says he kept Hennessy in locker while with Bulls

(Newser) - Ron Artest drank cognac during games in his first few NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the volatile forward tells the Sporting News . “I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime,” Artest, now 30 and with the Los Angeles Lakers, says. “I (kept it) in my... More »

In Obama's Eyes, Jordan Tops Kobe

Prez: 'I haven't seen anybody match up with Michael'

(Newser) - President and Basketballer-in-Chief Obama wasn’t coy when asked whether he preferred Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan: “Oh, Michael,” he told the AP. “I mean, Kobe’s terrific. Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “But I haven’t seen anybody match up with Michael.... More »

Academic Scandals Hit NBA Rookie of the Year Rose

Sources say Bulls players is at center of probe into grade-changing, fake SAT score

(Newser) - Two allegations of academic fraud have surfaced against the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rose, the top draft pick of 2008, had a high school grade changed from a D to a C on transcripts sent to colleges, sources say, and the NCAA is believed to be... More »

Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

(Newser) - With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:
  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a
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Last Thing Bulls Should Give Rose is Time

Chicago has waited long enough, and this 19-year-old is ready

(Newser) - Chicago Bulls GM John Paxson said after last night's NBA draft that he thinks the team should give Derrick Rose some time to settle in, but he seems to be the only person who thinks so, writes Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times. The No. 1 draft pick says he... More »

Bulls Land No. 1 Pick in Lottery

Chicago beats long odds to capture top spot

(Newser) - Jay-Z may have gold records and a clothing line and Larry Bird may have MVPs and championship rings but neither was able to bring their teams, the Nets and Pacers, respectively, the luck necessary to win the NBA’s draft lottery. That honor went to the Chicago Bulls, who had... More »

Suns Allow Coach D'Antoni to Talk to Other Teams

Phoenix wants to keep coach with team

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns granted permission for coach Mike D'Antoni to talk to other teams, with the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks apparently the leading suitors. General manager Steve Kerr confirmed Monday that D'Antoni can speak with other NBA teams about coaching vacancies but indicated he still wants to... More »

With Van Gundy Out, Knicks May Tap Jackson

Former player in a 'one-horse race' to coach troubled team

(Newser) - Former Knick Mark Jackson may be the logical frontrunner to step into Isiah Thomas' old shoes, despite Jackson's lack of coaching experience. Jeff Van Gundy has suggested that the hiring process is a "one-horse race," effectively taking himself out of consideration. The other potential candidate, Scott Skiles, seems... More »

Thomas Scores 26 as Bulls Defeat Raptors

Ford efficient in tuneup; Boylan triumphs in possible swan song

(Newser) - The Toronto Raptors will be in good shape if T.J. Ford shoots this way in the playoffs. While Ford finished with 18 points in 18 minutes, Tyrus Thomas scored a season-high 26 to lead Chicago to a 107-97 victory over Toronto in what might have been interim coach Jim... More »

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