CHICAGO Teams

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade watching LeBron walk in -- "Madhouse," Wade says.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms a report the Cubs have agreed to terms with lefty reliever Brian Duensing on a one year deal. Duensing will be part of a group of lefty relievers competing for jobs potentially vacated by Travis Wood, Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery -- the latter pitcher could be the Cubs 5th starter. Duensing was injured for part of 2016 but has a 3.72 career strikeout to walk ratio versus lefties.

LBJ

Chicago braces for latest visit from LBJ

Last season, LeBron James scored 25 points at the United Center in the Cavaliers' season opener and 33 there in game No. 80. But the Bulls won both games. (ESPN/Watch ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Someone else, or something else, is here awaiting LeBron James' arrival

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Faux LeBron checking out shootaround. The REAL LeBron--in Cubs uniform--will be arriving any minute to pay off his World Series bet with Dwyane Wade.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a crowd of about 50 reporters, cameramen awaiting LeBron James' arrival in the tunnel. Never seen anything like this. Not even for Finals games.

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Butler could equal one Jordan record

Jimmy Butler has been feeling it lately. With 20 or more points on Friday against the Cavaliers, Butler could match Michael Jordan's streak of consecutive 20-points games for the longest by a Bulls player in the last 20 years.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The incredible offseason of LHP David Rollins continues. Claimed by the Phillies today. He's now bounced from Seattle to the Cubs to Texas to Philly.

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Michael Wilbon had to stop and get his pic with faux LeBron. The real LeBron will be donning the same Cubs uniform tonight after losing a World Series bet with Dwayne Wade.

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Central Division rivals finally meet

Dwyane Wade will get his first taste of the Bulls-Cavaliers rivalry in the first of four meetings on Friday night. His former Heat teammate, LeBron James, looks to end Cleveland's two-game losing streak at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Best friends square off in Cleveland

Former teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will play their first game since Wade joined the Bulls. Friday's showdown will be the 28th overall meeting between the perennial All-Stars with James having the win advantage.

Where do Cubs stand for winter meetings?

What are the Cubs' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Battle for draft position should be tight

In a game that means more for the offseason than the actual season, our NFL Nation reporters are split on 49ers-Bears. ESPN's FPI sees a tight game, giving the Bears a slight edge at home. Predictions (Insider)

Where do White Sox stand for winter meetings?

What are the White Sox's biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls are hopeful Doug McDermott will be cleared for contact later today. Fred Hoiberg wants to see him get a couple workouts in before being cleared for a game. McDermott has been ruled out of Saturday's game in Dallas.

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

This faux LeBron--wearing the same Cubs Alt 2 uniform he'll wear tonight to pay off his World Series bet with Dwayne Wade--is the hottest selfie spot in Chicago right now. Everyone is stopping, including me!

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Game against LeBron means more for Wade due to relationship (1:25)