February 28, 2014 |
If you watched the Miami Heat battle the New York Knicks Thursday night, you probably saw the Heat's LeBron James sporting a Batman-like mask. And then you probably immediately wondered, "What the???" The mask, made of black-carbon fiber, is intended to protect James' nose, which he broke during a Feb. 20 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN . "[The mask] went with the uniform," James told ESPN . "I knew we were wearing throwback uniforms. I was able to get a carbon-fiber one, which is actually lighter than the one I had been wearing in practice.
February 20, 2013 |
It's bad luck that we'll never get to see Michael Jordan play against LeBron James in their primes. With MJ turning 50 earlier this week, we got to relive Jordan's greatest hits on every platform imaginable. And hey, the Miami Heat are in town Thursday. No better time to take a harder look at the career comparison of James and Jordan. The idea that LeBron could one day be considered greater than MJ seems insane, but when Phil Jackson, Charles Barkley and Isiah Thomas say it, there's got to be some truth there, right?
March 27, 2013 |
The Bulls did it. They actually ended Miami's 27-game winning streak. Taking a page out of the Bears' book and using intense physical play, the Bulls downed the Heat on Wednesday at the United Center. How'd they pull this off, despite not having Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton or Marco Belinelli? Here's how. 1. Channeling CM Punk Twice in the first half, Kirk Hinrich stepped in front of LeBron James on the fast break to prevent him from dunking highlight reel-style.
March 19, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye. 1. LeBron James injured the ring finger on his left hand. Explain the significance. 2. Surrendering the tying goal in stoppage time of an Olympic soccer qualifier is like … 3. The Hawks' last five regular-season games are against division rivals. What's that mean? 4. Whom is this quote about: “He has one of those unique, strong bodies, and is such an explosive guy”?
April 11, 2012
Whether you're fighting off an Easter candy coma or just wish you didn't have to wear a winter coat in April, this should cheer you up: It's playoff season! The Blackhawks begin their chase for the Stanley Cup on Thursday, and the Bulls begin their quest for the NBA title in a few weeks. So which is more exciting: the NBA playoffs or the Stanley Cup playoffs? NBA The NBA playoffs mean the Bulls, Derrick Rose and the forces of Good vs. the Heat, LeBron James and the forces of Evil.
February 26, 2013 |
Someone has to say this: Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball ever, fears LeBron James. And LeBron James, his closest rival for that distinction, is definitely gunning for him. All the evidence one needs was the small media skirmish Jordan stirred up when he said he'd take Kobe Bryant over LeBron because “five beats one,” referring to the number of championship rings adorning their respective hands. He went on to point out that LeBron was indeed many years younger and may yet get five, but the unspoken subtext was, “Six.” That's Jordan's count, and following the...