Michael Jordan

From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Chicago Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Durant’s Dubs close gap, but Jordan’s Bulls still greatest

It’s 2017, a time when great simply isn’t good enough. We want…

 

Before Steve Kerr led the Warriors to two titles, he was a role player on the Chicago Bulls. A single shot in the Finals cemented his NBA legacy forever. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr reflects on the shot that changed his life

By K.C. Johnson | Chicago Tribune Twenty years. When you’re young, that…

 

Dennis Rodman had a simple solution to the boredom of Salt Lake City: Going to Las Vegas. (Courtesy Bradley Park/Flickr)

What is a Warrior to do in Utah? Take a page from Dennis Rodman’s playbook

The Warriors are soon to face their first crisis of the postseason,…

 

Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Dubs need Curry to be King

It’s your turn to step up, Stephen Curry, Mr. Unanimous Most Valuable…

Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Champs face tougher challenge in LeBron, Cavs this time

You wanted it. ABC wanted it. The NBA sure as heck wanted…

Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Jed York put his money where his mouth is by donating $75,000 to stop North Carolina's transphobic bathroom law.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Jed York makes statement, deserves recognition

The San Francisco 49ers did something commendable on Tuesday when CEO Jed…

Jed York put his money where his mouth is by donating $75,000 to stop North Carolina's transphobic bathroom law.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Steph Curry, left, shares a laugh from the bench with teammate Ian Clark during the Warriors visit to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks in January. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Joyless Jordanaires are no match for Warriors’ fun bunch

Now that the Warriors have done the utterly unthinkable, the darn near…

Steph Curry, left, shares a laugh from the bench with teammate Ian Clark during the Warriors visit to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks in January. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three point basket during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors complete dream regular season, focus on winning title

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors took a massive step Wednesday night…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three point basket during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Stephen Curry: an absolute force

OAKLAND — For years, Stephen Curry watched his dad, Dell, do his…

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in the second half of Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Brandon Dill/AP)

The dream of 73 still alive: Dubs beat Grizzlies by 1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One record matched, one more to go for the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in the second half of Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Brandon Dill/AP)
Bill Clinton gives Bill Wennington a thumbs up as Michael Jordan looks on when the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls were feted at the White House. (Ron Edmonds/1997 AP)

Defiant Jordanaires won’t give up win record easily

The footsteps grow louder each day. A lot louder. And the 1995-96…

Bill Clinton gives Bill Wennington a thumbs up as Michael Jordan looks on when the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls were feted at the White House. (Ron Edmonds/1997 AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry follows through as he makes a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during Wednesday's game. Golden State won 114-98. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Smooth sailing: Warriors down sinking Clippers

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 33 points a few hours after coach…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry follows through as he makes a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during Wednesday's game. Golden State won 114-98. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Adam Laroche and his son Drake, left, were told by Kenny Williams, center, to not come to the Chicago White Sox clubhouse anymore. Chris Sale, right, was quite upset about that decision. (John Lochner, Jae C. Hong, Adam Hunger/AP)

A father, a son and a cold baseball franchise

It shouldn’t be lost on Ken Williams why a father-son bond is…

Adam Laroche and his son Drake, left, were told by Kenny Williams, center, to not come to the Chicago White Sox clubhouse anymore. Chris Sale, right, was quite upset about that decision. (John Lochner, Jae C. Hong, Adam Hunger/AP)
Stephen Curry is an American treasure who has no problem holstering his ego to have some fun with the children in Oakland.(Adm Golub/Invision for Brita/AP)

Never, ever take Curry for granted

‘How much sugar is there in a glass of water?” a teacher…

Stephen Curry is an American treasure who has no problem holstering his ego to have some fun with the children in Oakland.(Adm Golub/Invision for Brita/AP)
Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Manning smartest, but Montana still best

Muhammad Ali stayed too long on the ropes, suffering poundings that led…

Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with teammates as his team jumps ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday in Oakland. Golden State won 121-106. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

44 straight: Scram, Michael Jordan

They deserve a new arena in the big, rich, progressive city across…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with teammates as his team jumps ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday in Oakland. Golden State won 121-106. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after making a 3-pointer from near the half-court line at the end of the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

No boundaries for Steph Curry, so just enjoy

What once was a relatable vicarious thrill for any of us —…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after making a 3-pointer from near the half-court line at the end of the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots during practice on Thursday, Feb. 18. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors embark on more history

With a 48-4 record and last year's NBA championship trophy in their…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots during practice on Thursday, Feb. 18. (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steph Curry returns to Canada at height of powers

TORONTO — When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)