Noah disappointed, feels for understudy Asik


Noah disappointed, feels for understudy Asik

PHILADELPHIA - Although Joakim Noah was dressed, warmed up and was available to play in Thursday nights Bulls season finale, he didnt set foot on the Wells Fargo Arena court during the Game 6 defeat to the 76ers.

I tried everything I could, a dejected Noah said afterwards. But it wasnt enough to play a basketball game.

I wanted to be out there real bad. Im disappointted right now. It hurts. Its only going to make us stronger, he continued. We fought hard. Its disappointing because I know how much we put into this. Its just hard. The seasons over. Thats tough.

Noahs replacement for the last three games of the series, Omer Asik, missed a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining, the second of which was rebounded by Sixers All-Star swingman Andre Iguodala, who then drove the length of the floor, got fouled and made two free throws to make it a 79-78 game, the final score.

I thought Omer played a great game. He works really, really hard. Hes my teammate. I hate to see any of my teammates down, said Noah. "When one of is down were all down. We win together and we lose together. Its all of us.

Bulls Talk Podcast: First weekend of the NBA Bubble review

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Bulls Talk Podcast: First weekend of the NBA Bubble review

The NBA has restarted its season officially as the 22 remaining teams play eight more regular season games and then the playoffs. Jason Goff is joined by K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer to discuss their thoughts about the opening round of regular season games. They also discuss: Have the Bucks been exposed? What's up with Zion Williamson not playing? And they debate who should win Coach of the Year.

(1:40) - The "Delete Eight" teams are missing valuable time not being in the Bubble

(10:00) - The impact playing in the Bubble has on the players and their play

(20:00) - Zion Williamson's minutes restrictions

(33:15) - How will the NBA operate next season

(37:25) - Concerns for the Bucks and Lakers

(43:15) - Who should have won coach of the year

Listen here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast


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Detroit Pistons invite rapper J. Cole to try out for NBA team

Detroit Pistons invite rapper J. Cole to try out for NBA team

We could be on the verge of an incredible NBA x hip-hop crossover event. The Detroit Pistons have reached out on Twitter inviting rapper J.Cole to try out for the team.

You might be thinking to yourself, “How did we get here?” Fair question. Let’s summarize.

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J. Cole fans have been speculating that the rapper has been angling for a shot at the NBA since he released a commercial for a new Puma shoe called “The Dreamer,” where he goes through an intense basketball workout.

“You can’t be serious,” says the voiceover track over the commercial. “I know you ain’t about to try to do what I think you’re trying to do. ‘Cause that would be crazy.

“I mean, what’s the odds? I know you’ve got more sense than that young blood.”

The rumors picked up steam when Master P told TMZ on Saturday that Cole was, in fact, serious.

Master P signed two NBA contracts, one with the Hornets and another with the Raptors in 1998 and 1999. He played in the preseason for each team, but never in the regular season. So, Master P told TMZ that Cole called him up to ask his advice on how to make it on an NBA roster. To his credit, Master P says he told Cole he has a long road ahead of him, and that he’ll have to prove his dedication and consistency.

If you go back to 2019, videos surfaced on the web purportedly showing Cole holding his own in pickup games with NBA players.

Which brings us back to today. Apparently the Pistons have seen enough to warrant a closer look at Cole. It remains to be seen whether or not his dream will become a reality.

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