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Joakim Noah Suffers the Wrath from a Fan

Joakim Noah

The Time Jalen Rose Dunked on Michael Jordan

Grantland takes us back to the younger years through the latest installment of their “Story Time with Jalen Rose” series.

In this episode, Rose recounts his experience playing against a Wizards-era Michael Jordan. Watching Jordan play during his championship run with the Bulls, Rose found himself surprisingly confident when playing against Jordan in a different context. With an already notorious penchant for expressive commentary, Rose succeeded in his quest to challenge Jordan, but ultimately, committed some ‘personal fouls’ in the process. Enjoy the humorous video above.

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Seven Teams Have Never Paid Luxury Tax

There are seven NBA teams that have never had a luxury tax payment since it came into existence with the 1999 collective bargaining agreement.

James Harden, Serge Ibaka

James Harden, Serge Ibaka

The Bulls, Warriors, Clippers, Wizards, Bobcats, Hornets and Sonics/Thunder have always been on the receiving end of tax distributions.

While the Clippers, Wizards and Hornets have taken on salary during the 2012 offseason and the Thunder face tax issues if James Harden and Serge Ibaka are signed to new deals, the Bulls and Warriors continue to be tax conscious in their decision-making.

Golden State has just one playoff appearance over that stretch.

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Bulls Open to Trading Luol Deng for Lottery Pick

Luol Deng

Luol Deng

The Bulls are open to making a trade before the draft, notably a deal including Luol Deng, according to a league source.

With roughly $56 million committed to Deng, Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah, Chicago is likely looking to clear cap space because of luxury-tax concerns.

Toronto and Golden State have been mentioned as possible trade partners.

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Derrick Rose Expected to Miss 8-12 Months

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will be out approximately eight to 12 months after undergoing surgery to repair his left ACL, said Dr. Brian Cole, who performed the surgery on Saturday.

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

The 23-year-old Rose tore the ACL on April 28 during the first game of the Bulls’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Without Rose, the Bulls became only the fifth No. 1 seed to lose to an eighth seed as the Sixers won in six games.

“Derrick is doing great,” Cole said Tuesday at a news conference at Rush University Medical Center. “The surgery went extremely well. Really no surprises. It was pretty routine.

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Derrick Rose Injured Ankle against Knicks

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose spent Monday in a walking boot after injuring an ankle during Sunday afternoon’s game against the New York Knicks and is uncertain for Tuesday night’s rematch, according to a league source.

Rose will be re-evaluated by the Bulls’ medical staff before Tuesday morning’s shootaround at the Berto Center, the source said.

Rose dealt with an ankle injury during last season’s playoffs, but didn’t miss any games because of it. He is averaging 23 points and 7.9 assists this season.

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Derek Fisher Wanted by Thunder, Bulls, Heat

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

The Thunder, Bulls and Heat are three teams that could end up signing Derek Fisher once he clears waivers.

Oklahoma City are looking to add point guard depth behind Russell Westbrook due to the season-ending injury to Eric Maynor. Fisher has interest in joining Chicago or Heat where he would be able to compete for a title.

The Clippers, according to sources, are not likely to pursue Fisher.

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Dwight Howard Declines Trade to Bulls

The Magic would be willing to trade Dwight Howard to Chicago in exchange for Omer Asik, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and a valuable first-round pick from Charlotte, according to a report.

Dwight Howard, Carlos Boozer

Dwight Howard, Carlos Boozer

Chicago will not move forward with the trade scenario without assurances that Howard will sign a long-term deal with the Bulls, which he has given no indication he will do.

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Michael Jordan’s Home On Sale for $29M

Michael Jordan’s longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

The sprawling estate is in Highland Park, along Lake Michigan, and has more than 56,000 square feet of living space.

That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces.

There’s also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages.

An indoor basketball complex features a full-size regulation court with specially cushioned hardwood flooring and competition-quality high intensity lighting. It has a sound system set up to provide perfect acoustics within the court space.

The property was put on the market Wednesday by Katherine Chez-Malkin of Baird & Warner Real Estate.

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Derrick Rose Dislikes All-Star Dancing

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he can dance, but that he does not feel as if the All-Star Game is the right venue to showcase those skills.

“I can dance,” Rose said after Sunday night’s All-Star Game. “But there’s a time and place for that and I don’t think it was right, then and there.”

“I don’t care,” Rose said.

“You just know that’s me, man. If you would have saw me out there dancing, you would have been looking at me different. I’m just me. I can’t be anybody else. I think that’s what people see.”

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