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Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Joakim Noah Perfect for the All-Star Game

Joakim Noah Perfect for the All-Star Game

It was refreshing to see the most intense player on the team’s roster just let his hair down (figuratively) and go out on the basketball court and enjoy himself. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Injury Could Limit Noah in All-Star Game

Injury Could Limit Noah in All-Star Game

"I also have to do what's right for the team. There's obviously a bigger picture than playing in the All-Star Game." --Joakim Noah Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jimmy Butler Snubbed in Rising Stars Challenge

Jimmy Butler Snubbed in Rising Stars Challenge

Despite campaigning and lobbying on the part of his teammates, it looks like Jimmy Butler won’t be joining Luol Deng and Joakim Noah during the All-Star festivities in Houston next month. Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah, Deng Named NBA All-Stars

Noah, Deng Named NBA All-Stars

The votes are in and it’s official: Joakim Noah is a 2013 Eastern Conference NBA All-Star. Noah was voted onto the team by coaches and he is just the third Chicago Bulls player in the “post-Jordan” era to... Read »

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Why Joakim Noah Wasn't Named All-Star Game Starter

Why Joakim Noah Wasn't Named All-Star Game Starter

Some are calling it a “snub,” but with the center position being eliminated as a voting category, the Chicago Bulls center really didn’t have much of chance. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng and Noah Among All-Star Vote Leaders

Deng and Noah Among All-Star Vote Leaders

Joakim Noah has received 73,366 votes, while Luol Deng has received 48,450 votes. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

How Joakim Noah Could Make the All-Star Team

How Joakim Noah Could Make the All-Star Team

Joakim is averaging career-highs in a number of statistical categories this season. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

5 Chicago Bulls Make 2013 All-Star Ballot

5 Chicago Bulls Make 2013 All-Star Ballot

The NBA on Tuesday began its 2013 All-Star balloting process and five Chicago Bulls appear on the ballot this year. Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah are names fans are used to seeing. The... Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D