The Bulls and Wizards re-acquainted themselves tonight after going at in the first round of the playoffs last season as the No. 4 and 5 seed in the East. New Wizard addition Paul Pierce has already endeared himself to the Wiz faithful while continuing to be an annoying jab in the side of the Bulls, particularly center Joakim Noah, who probably still has the imprint of Pierce’s index finger on his forehead. We’ll explain after the jump. Read More »
/ Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm
Pau Gasol and Doug McDermott are bigger names than Nikola Mirotic, and the 2014 Spanish League MVP has flown somewhat under the radar as a result. But if Joakim Noah’s glowing sentiments are any indication, Mirotic might be the Chicago Bulls’ biggest offseason acquisition after all. Read More »
/ Sep 12, 2014 / 11:00 am
Bulls center Joakim Noah was at Comiskey Park earlier this week to throw out of the ceremonial first pitch. Hoping to avoid the indignity of some previous first pitches by NBA players, Noah warmed up in the bowels of the stadium before coming out. Except, it still took a bounce before going wide of the catcher… Read More »
/ Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop.
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The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.
That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »
LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season — the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »
/ Jul 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm
With LeBron James leaving South Beach for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA lost one of its better rivalries of the past few seasons: the “Hollywood as hell” Miami Heat versus the rough-and-tumble Chicago Bulls. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year and general LeBron-agitator Joakim Noah, though, is already sparking flames between The King’s new team and his own. Though happy for James and the people of Cleveland, Noah recently said he hopes the Bulls “kick [LeBron’s] ass as many times as possible.” Read More »
Chicago’s former MVP and twice-injured point guard, Derrick Rose, has always remained outside the pale when it comes to recruiting superstars to Chicago. He’s publicly said he’s against it, preferring to battle against the best with his current group of teammates. Except a recent report from the Chicago Tribune might mean he’s directly involved in Chicago’s pitch to Carmelo Anthony today. Read More »
Derrick Rose reiterated his stance on wooing potential free agents in a chat with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears this weekend. This flies in the face of what his teammate, Joakim Noah, and coach Tom Thibodeau have been doing behind the scenes in an attempt to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony. Was Noah referencing this disconnect with a tweet today? Read More »