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Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Rumor: Noah Recruited Carmelo Anthony During All-Star Weekend

Rumor: Noah Recruited Carmelo Anthony During All-Star Weekend

"Convo turned to Noah telling Melo he should come to Chicago if he wants to win a ring and secure winning legacy." --Chris Broussard on a conversation between Joakim Noah and Carmelo Anthony in New Orleans Read »

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah: Tequila Shots Helped On GQ Photo Shoot

Noah: Tequila Shots Helped On GQ Photo Shoot

"I was a little nervous, so I actually had a couple of tequila shots, and it helped me out so much." --Joakim Noah on his recent GQ photo shoot Read »

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Watch: Murphy Sings to Joakim Noah

Watch: Murphy Sings to Joakim Noah

Welcome to the NBA, rook! Read »

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Happy Birthday, Joakim!

Happy Birthday, Joakim!

This season, Noah is averaging a career-high in points (12.0), assists (4.5) and rebounds (11.4) and has established himself as one of the most versatile big men in the game. Read »

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Loss to Miami Frustrating for Noah

Loss to Miami Frustrating for Noah

“When we play the Miami Heat, our intensity has to be high the whole time. To me, that’s what disappointing." --Joakim Noah Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah Downplays Chemistry with LeBron

Noah Downplays Chemistry with LeBron

“I had a great time. Now it’s back to work. Happy to be back in the Chi.” --Joakim Noah Read »

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

WATCH: Noah Says Deng Trade Felt Like Bulls "Failed"

WATCH: Noah Says Deng Trade Felt Like Bulls

“I really wanted to party with Lu after we won the championship. I was already there.” --Joakim Noah Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah Helps East Snap Three-Year Losing Streak to the West

Noah Helps East Snap Three-Year Losing Streak to the West

“The game's got to get defensive if you want to win. But overall, it's an unbelievable honor, especially to play down the stretch." --Joakim Noah Read »

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Scuffle With Johnson Shines Light on Butler's Mentality

Scuffle With Johnson Shines Light on Butler's Mentality

"I feel like any time I go against that guy, I try extremely hard not to let him have a basket." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah's Triple-Double Puts Him in Elite NBA Company

Noah's Triple-Double Puts Him in Elite NBA Company

The two-time All-Star scored 19 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished 11 assists in the Bulls 100-85 victory. 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