Dwyane Wade called the death of his cousin, who was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in Chicago, "another act of senseless gun violence."
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The Undefeated hosts a conversation in Chicago on athletes, guns and the path forward
Mirotic will be hot item next summer
Nikola Mirotic just finished his second NBA season and has finally regained the shooting eye that brought him from Europe. Kevin Pelton lists the restricted free agent among the most coveted players who will be available next summer. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)
New-look Bulls should continue to drop
Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus has Chicago, even with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo coming aboard, remaining below .500 and remaining a lottery team. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)
Antonio Brown took Jimmy Butler's words about being one of the best wide receivers in the NFL to heart and decided to see what he might look like in a Steelers uniform.
With 12th pick in draft, Bulls would ...
With Robin Lopez being something of a stopgap in the middle, Chad Ford sees Chicago selecting Texas' Jarrett Allen. The 6-foot-10 freshman won't be an immediate replacement but possesses huge upside. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)
Quiet Rio finish for Jimmy Butler
Butler played only 14 minutes each in Team USA's semifinal and gold-medal wins over Spain and Serbia. He had no points and two rebounds vs. Spain and two points and five boards on Sunday. Butler's high scoring game was 17 vs. Venezuela. Team USA saves best for last
Iverson talks favorite players and more
Among the topics that Allen Iverson discussed with rapper Jadakiss in a recent interview was his five favorite players. The upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame inductee naturally included Michael Jordan but couldn't identify a fifth, instead naming five active players as "finalists" for the spot. AI's five faves
Coach K brought W's back to Team USA
A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA
Mirotic satisfied with Spain's effort
Nikola Mirotic said Spain should be "happy" with its result in Friday's Rio semifinals, an 82-76 Team USA win, Marc Stein reports. "At the end of the day, they beat us by just six points," Mirotic said. "It's not a big difference." Team USA wins ugly
Butler claims he'd be better in the NFL than Thomas and Brown
Jimmy Butler believes he can play in the NFL and says he is better than Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Brown. His teammates and Thomas keep him humble by letting him know that he has ZERO shot in the NFL.
How will Butler close his Rio run?
Jimmy Butler struggled in Team USA's semifinal win over Spain on Friday. He missed all five of his field-goal attempts and didn't get to the free-throw line. He takes averages of 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 14.3 minutes per game into Sunday's gold-medal final vs. Serbia.
Spain's knees won't knock vs. Team USA?
Fran Fraschilla, ESPN's international basketball expert, doesn't see Spain being intimidated in Friday's Olympic men's basketball semifinal. He cites a roster full of NBA experience, such as Nikola Mirotic. Four biggest things to watch for (Insider)
On the eve of the Team USA vs. Spain semifinal showdown in Rio, Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic said hello on social media.
Record-setting Bulls among best across all sports
The domination of the U.S. women's basketball team at the Rio Olympics got us thinking about the most dominant teams in sports history. The 1995-95 Bulls broke the regular-season wins record by three and then went 15-3 in claiming the NBA title. Most dominant teams
Team USA, Spain are familiar Oly foes
Team USA and Spain will match up in Friday's Rio men's basketball semifinals along with Australia and Serbia. This will mark the fourth consecutive Summer Games in which the Americans and Spaniards have met on the court.
Breakout game for Mirotic
Nikola Mirotic scored a game-high 23 points in Spain's 92-67 quarterfinal win over France on Wednesday. ESPN Stats & Info notes that Mirotic was held below 20 points in all five group-play games. Spain will face Team USA in Friday's semifinals.
Mirotic leads Spain past France
Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points in 26 minutes as Spain routed France 92-67 on Wednesday afternoon in the Rio men's basketball quarterfinals. Spain's opponent in Friday's semifinals will be the winner of Wednesday night's game between Team USA and Argentina. Game recap
The point is Team USA lags in differential
The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team heads into Wednesday's quarterfinal vs. Argentina with a scoring difference that, among America's last nine teams, is better than only the 2004 squad that shockingly lost in the semifinals.
When MJ ruled American sports
In honor of Americans who have dominated in Rio, Bill Barnwell doled out a figurative "championship belt" to the top U.S. athlete for every year since 1912. Michael Jordan claimed the prize five times outright and shared another. U.S. championship belt
Too close for Team USA comfort?
Team USA's last three games in Group A play didn't resemble the team's first two games. We'll see if that trend continues for Jimmy Butler & Co. in Wednesday's quarterfinal against Argentina.
Will Team USA come alive against France?
The United States men's basketball team cruised in its first two games of the 2016 Olympics. But the Americans struggled to pull away against Australia and Serbia.
Michael Jordan fan receives surprise from 'His Airness'
Jeffrey Harrison, one of Michael Jordan's biggest fans, gets the surprise of a lifetime when he receives a letter from "His Airness" himself along with an abundance of Jordan gear. MJ later calls Harrison to make sure he received everything.
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