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Sam Smith covered the Chicago Bulls for the Chicago Tribune for nearly 25 years, including all six of the team’s NBA titles with Michael Jordan. He is the author of the bestselling book “The Jordan Rules” and now writes for bulls.com. He was honored with the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award for lifetime achievement earlier this year.

For Sam Smith's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jordan's competitive drive still legendary today

| Jan 20, 2015

Jordan's competitive drive still legendary today

This is the fifth installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan.” These games were getting ridiculous. Against the Cavs on Feb. 22, 1987, Michael Jordan scored 43 points and ...

Jordan could have begun career with different team

| Dec 9, 2014

Jordan could have begun career with different team

This is the second installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan.” * * * It became obvious during the last month of the 1983-84 season teams were trying to ...

Spurs set example for rest of league with consistency

| Jun 24, 2014

Spurs set example for rest of league with consistency

The great American sportswriter Grantland Rice wrote a poem, “Alumnus Football,” that ended like this: “When the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game.” I thought ...