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November 9, 2013 Updates

Sixteen NBA seasons and Bulls veteran big man Nazr Mohammed says he has never witnessed bullying. Hundreds of different teammates and Mohammed says he has never seen a white player given ‘‘honorary black man status’’ allowing him to use the N-word at will. ‘‘I’m close with Kirk [Hinrich], and I’m really close with [the Okla­homa City Thunder’s] Nick Collison, and how does a conversation like that even start?’’ he said. Chicago Sun-Times

August 21, 2013 Updates

Chicago Bulls Center Nazr Mohammed and his wife, Mandi, last week moved from a rental house in Lake Forest to a downtown Chicago apartment. With 16 seasons in the NBA and this year’s $1.4 million contract, Mohammed could afford to buy a house, but at the moment, he’s a committed renter, as he told me when we met backstage at Windy City Live a few weeks ago. Chicago Magazine

Nazr Mohammed: “[We rented when I played in New York and San Antonio, and then in 2007] when I got to Detroit as a free agent, I had just a signed a pretty nice contract and we had had two kids, so I wanted that feeling of owning something. But same situation: my financial adviser said, ‘Don’t,’ but I didn’t listen. We paid $700-something in Rochester Hills for 3,500 square feet finished and 2,000 feet of basement unfinished. Detroit wasn’t a good fit basketball-wise, but I started finishing the basement as soon as we moved in because I knew it would help sell the house at some point. We spent about $200,000, put a kitchen and bar down there—things we liked but that would help resale value—and we finished the basement a week after I got traded [to Charlotte]. The bottom had fallen out of the real estate market, and that house sat empty for a few years before we sold it. We sold for a little less than the purchase price, so we lost the whole [cost of the] basement.” Chicago Magazine

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Nazr Mohammed: Congrats to @Nate Robinson on ur deal in Denver. U saved our asses on many nights in Chicago & we couldn't have done it without u. #Holdat Twitter @NazrMohammed

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One reserve the Bulls could bring back is center Nazr Mohammed, who was huge off the bench the last few months. “Yeah, I thought Nazr was tremendous,’’ Thibodeau said. “Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity with him, but again, you don’t know what the market will call for.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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