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Bulls say goodbye to Bogans

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Bulls say goodbye to Bogans

After adding Richard Hamilton on Thursday, the Bulls decided to waive veteran shooting guard Keith Bogans.

Bogans started all 82 games last season, averaging 4.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.8 minutes per game. He also provided a solid defensive presence while being asked to guard the oppositions best perimeter player the majority of the time.

Ronnie Brewer, who will start the preseason opener in Indianapolis Friday night, will still serve as the main backup.

Bogans was due to make 1.7 million in 2011-12 and the Bulls can re-sign him to a cheaper contract if he clears waivers. The Bulls might be looking to add a veteran center or power forward with the money as a replacement for Kurt Thomas, who signed with the Portland Trail Blazers earlier in the week.

The Bulls also waived guard Jannero Pargo, who spent 14 games on the inactive list after signing on March 20. He did not appear in a game last season.

CSNChicago.com will have more on this story including reaction from head coach Tom Thibodeau and Bulls players when it is made available.

Sports world reacts to the news of Kobe Bryant's passing

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Sports world reacts to the news of Kobe Bryant's passing

According to a report from TMZ Sports, later confirmed by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and ABC 7 News, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash over Calabasas Sunday morning. This is extremely heartbreaking news that has stunned everyone and the Bulls community weighed in, paying their respects and sharing their emotions on Sunday afternoon:

 

Former Bulls  also shared their thoughts on the sad news on Sunday:

 

 

Bryant was one of the NBA's greatest players but his impact was wide-reaching throughout all of sports. This was something that was clear on Sunday when members of the media, team owners, as well as athletes from the NFL, MLB, and much more took some time to state how much Bryant meant to his family, sports, and the world at large:

The story appears to still be developing and is truly terrible, terrible news that has shell-shocked the basketball world at large. Bryant was 41-years old at the reported time of his death. 

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Kobe Bryant reportedly dies in helicopter crash in Calabasas

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Kobe Bryant reportedly dies in helicopter crash in Calabasas

According to Yahoo Sports, Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash over Calabasas Sunday morning.

TMZ Sports first reported the news. Shortly afterwards, the Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed the crash:

ABC 7 News and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski both later confirmed the report that Bryant was among those that perished:

Bryant played 20 years in the NBA, all with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA championships, two MVPs and appearing in 15 All-Star games. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, with whom he had four daughters. Bryant was 41 years old.

The story appears to still be developing, but this is heartbreaking and stunning news for the basketball world at large, and, above all, Bryant's family.

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