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Apr 22

Love is what truly makes Joakim Noah who he is.

Love of his family, who was there Monday when Noah received the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, love of his teammates, whom he credited for his success, love of the fans, who thrill to his passion, and love of the game, a love that is on display …

Apr 21

Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.

Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.

After all, Noah …

Apr 15

The first award of the 2014 NBA awards season goes to former Bull Luol Deng.

Deng was named winner of the 2013-14 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. It is voted on by the 175 members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association, similar to the media group that votes for the NBA post season awards. The honor goes to a player, …

Mar 27

There’s been a buzz lately around the Bulls and the NBA that Taj Gibson should be a strong candidate to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

And, indeed, he deserves to be among the leaders, if not the winner.

TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr suggested it during a Bulls national broadcast last month. And Gibson admitted earlier this …

Mar 3

We don’t expect Joakim Noah to say it like Derrick Rose did a few years back, though there was nothing wrong with that. But why can’t Joakim Noah be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player?

Which is what we all thought when Rose said so before the 2010-11 NBA season.

C’mon, are you serious?

But as the Bulls were preparing to …

Nov 4

The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored BullsTV with two Emmy awards at the 55th annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy ceremony held on Sunday night in the West Loop.

In the category of Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air, BullsTV’s “Carol of the Bulls” won for Technical Achievement and Photographer (non-news).

“Since we launched BullsTV in 2009, we …

Feb 10

Yes, making the All-Star team is good for Luol Deng and good for the Bulls organization.

“I’m really happy,” Deng was telling reporters in the locker room in Charlotte before Friday morning’s pregame shootaround practice. “It’s good to see. I don’t really have the words for it, except I’m really happy.”

But the addition of the Bulls’ eighth year veteran …

Feb 2

Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team Thursday and second as a starter for the Eastern Conference as one of the most popular players in the NBA.

Rose was the leader among East guard in votes and second on the East team in votes to Dwight Howard. LeBron James was third and Dwyane Wade fourth. Rose will start …

Jan 17

One of the fun stories of the NBA season could be a game show: Are you smarter than an NBA general manager?

Based on the results of the annual general manager’s survey released on NBA.com Tuesday, the answer may be yes.

These guys get these things wrong all the time, although one may argue that an opinion cannot be wrong, …

May 10

Bulls GM Gar Forman admits he didn’t expect to win NBA Executive of the Year, which the league announced Tuesday he will share with Miami Heat president Pat Riley.

“I was truly honored and unbelievably humbled when I found out I received this award,” said Forman prior to Game 5. “What’s meaningful to me about the award is that it’s …

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