Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.
The San Antonio Spurs have made it far in the NBA Playoffs yet again. Is anyone surprised? Probably not. Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio reports on what’s kept the team in the postseason for 16 straight years.
The Oklahoma City Thunder advanced past the Houston Rockets without second leading scorer Russell Westbrook, but how much farther can the team go? Daily Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel shares his thoughts.
LeBron James has once again been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. But not unanimously. Against his better judgment, Bill Littlefield has been thinking about that.
NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
NBA free agent Jason Collins is the first athlete in one of the four major male pro sports to acknowledge that he is gay. Bill Littlefield comments on what Collins’ announcement says about the world he came out to.
NBA journeyman Jason Collins is the first active male athlete from a major professional league to announce that he’s gay. We look at the announcement and some of the initial reactions from inside and outside the world of sports.
Can anyone stop the Miami Heat from taking home another Larry O’Brien trophy? TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott joins Bill Littlefield to preview the 2013 NBA playoffs.
The Denver Nuggets have already matched a program record for regular season victories, but will Denver make even more history in the NBA playoffs? The Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey tells Bill Littlefield whether the Nuggets can reach the finals for the first time.
Led by LeBron James, the Miami Heat look ready to contend for their second straight NBA title this June. Greg Cote of the Miami Herald joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the Heat’s sizzling success.