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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Whitney Young's Okafor Named Player of the Year

Whitney Young's Okafor Named Player of the Year

“Winning this award shows that when you have a dream, and when you dedicate yourself to accomplishing that dream, anything is possible." --Jahlil Okafor Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Bulls Downward Slide, Dunleavy Jr. Still Positive

Despite Bulls Downward Slide, Dunleavy Jr. Still Positive

"You just know no matter what happens this group isn't going to fold at any point." --Mike Dunleavy Jr. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Taj Gibson Speaks Glowingly of Jabari Parker

Taj Gibson Speaks Glowingly of Jabari Parker

"If I'm a GM, I would take Jabari [No. 1]." --Taj Gibson Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jabari Parker Catches Incredible Lob Against Kansas

Jabari Parker Catches Incredible Lob Against Kansas

Surprisingly enough, one of the knocks on Parker has been his perceived lack of athleticism. But he is certainly no stiff, and he caught the alley-oop to prove it. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Parker, Wiggins Showdown Lives Up to Hype

Parker, Wiggins Showdown Lives Up to Hype

The Simeon Career Academy alum played the second game of his college basketball career in front of his hometown fans, family and friends at the United Center as his No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils took on the No.... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Duke Basketball Takes Over the United Center

Duke Basketball Takes Over the United Center

“It’s nice having Duke vibes around other than my teammate, Carlos and Luol." --Mike Dunleavy Jr. Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

College Hoop Stars Converge on Chicago

College Hoop Stars Converge on Chicago

Chicago will be the center of the college basketball world on Tuesday when four of the top five ranked squads in the country will take the court at the United Center in the State Farm Champions Classic. Read »

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NBC Chicago's Bulls blog tracks the new era of the NBA team known for its storied history of MVPs, three-peats and of course, a dynasty ruled by Michael Jordan. Can the Bulls rise to championship status once again? It's an outside shot for now, but fans aren't giving up the fight.
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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