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Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Won't "Back Down" from LeBron James

Butler Won't

"I just want to prove to everybody that the little kid from Tomball deserves a spot in the NBA.” --Jimmy Butler Read »

Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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By Andrew Seligman

Noah, Augustin Lead Bulls Over Heat 95-88 in OT

Noah, Augustin Lead Bulls Over Heat 95-88 in OT

Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation. Read »

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Jordan Made More Money Last Year Than Most Active Athletes

Jordan Made More Money Last Year Than Most Active Athletes

Michael Jordan hasn’t stepped foot on an NBA court in more than 10 years, but he’s still scoring more in yearly income than every retired or active athlete, except for one. 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 »

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 »

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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By Steven Wine

Heat Beat Bulls Without LeBron, 93-79

Heat Beat Bulls Without LeBron, 93-79

With LeBron James watching from the bench in a suit and tie, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade powered the Miami Heat to a 93-79 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. 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 4:36 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Injuries, Rose Still One of NBA's Top Endorsers

Despite Injuries, Rose Still One of NBA's Top Endorsers

According to a recent ranking by Forbes, Derrick Rose made $21 million last year in sneaker endorsement money from adidas Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson, Bulls OK with Rose Not Recruiting

Paxson, Bulls OK with Rose Not Recruiting

“I personally would not have been comfortable doing that as a player. That was me, so I respect and appreciate where Derrick is coming from." --John Paxson Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls, Heat Ready for Annual UC Showdown

Bulls, Heat Ready for Annual UC Showdown

As Chicago and Miami prepare to square off for the first time this season, neither is taking the other lightly, despite the different directions the two teams are going in the standings. 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