CHICAGO BULLS VIDEOS
Mike McGraw: Thibs said Derrick Rose did full contact practice today. #Bulls Twitter @McGrawDHBulls
Major League Baseball teams have offered the chance to sleep in the outfield, so it was only a matter of time before a fan would have a chance to sleep in an NBA arena. The Chicago Bulls, in conjunction with Airbnb, the company that allows people to buy or sell a night's stay in an apartment or home, announced Monday that they would give away a chance to stay in team owner Jerry Reinsdorf's suite on the night of April 11. ESPN.com
Following the win over the New York Knicks, the Bulls big man confirmed that the manager of rapper Lil Durk, who was shot and killed early Friday morning, was at an event of Noah’s just hours earlier, discussing a way to get involved in Noah’s “Rock the Drop’’ anti-violence campaign. Uchenna Agina, 24, was shot at 1:50 a.m. Friday, while sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to authorities. “It’s very sad,’’ Noah said. “What’s going on in this city is very real. I signed up for this, and you know that I’m just doing everything I can to do something positive. We just need to keep up the good fight. I know that everything I’m doing with my foundation comes from my heart, and I think it’s really important that we don’t turn our backs on anybody. “I just know that someone came to my house and we were talking about doing some work for the kids, doing something positive, and he got murdered. I never experienced anything like that. My respects go to his family and to his friends. I just hope that we can find solutions.’’ Chicago Sun-Times
According to Noah, while he’s been warned by some people to stay away from various rappers in the community, the death of Agina has made his resolve even stronger. “No question, and we need everybody involved,’’ Noah said. “That’s why these rappers, a lot of people tell me to stay away from certain people. I’m not staying away from anybody. We need everybody involved in this. The reason why I think these rappers are important is even though their message is violent in Chicago, they are a force. And I want to engage with them and I want to work together with them to do something positive. Chicago Sun-Times
“Maybe because I played three and four years total [in the Spanish League] too, I don’t know,’’ Mirotic said Saturday, after the Bulls shootaround. “I really don’t feel like a rookie too. I know that I’m a rookie because this is my first year in the NBA. But I played before in Spain five years professionally. And I won five professional championships there with Real Madrid. “I’m lucky because I’m always playing with the good and big teams like Real and Chicago right now. I think that my players, when they talk to me, they don’t think of me as a rookie. They really respect in me and believe in me and trust me on the court. That’s a really good feeling and it really helps me a lot.’’ Chicago Sun-Times
Just hours after meeting with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah about an anti-violence event, the manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk was gunned down in the Avalon Park neighborhood. Uchenna Agina — known as Chino Dolla and OTF Chino — was sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:50 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Police said a friend drove him to Advocate Trinity Hospital. A police source said Lil Durk was not the friend that took Agina to the hospital. My FOX Chicago
Any rumor missing? E-mail us at email@example.com.