Joakim Noah showed he isn't afraid to stand up and defend his friend and fellow Chicago athlete.
In an interview with ESPN's Michele Steele, Noah talked about his personal life, from his favorite vacation spots, to his hair, to the number of languages he speaks. And he didn't hesitate to share his thoughts on Patrick Kane's issues with the media after a trip to Madison, Wisc. that revealed some questionable photos.
"I gotta show my guy some love -- Pat Kane," Noah said. "That's my dude. You gotta show him love. You guys are on him -- leave my guy alone.
"He's a young guy and he made you guys happy when he won the championship... and now you guys see a couple pictures on the Internet and you guys are all over him.
"What happens in the club stays in the club, Chicago. Stop taking pictures, trying to criminalize your players and stuff like that. Pat Kane, you my guy -- shout out to Patrick Kane."
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Per Yahoo's Shams Charania, the NBA for the first time will have its green room invitees walk across the stage with two family members prior to the draft.
For UCLA guard Aaron Holiday, his brothers will accompany him.
Aaron, a 6-foot-1 guard, is projected to go off the board sometime late in the first round. It's pretty neat that his brothers will be in attendance, both Justin of the Bulls and Jrue of the Pelicans.
And there's a chance Aaron gets to play with Justin. The Bulls hold the 22nd pick in the first round (ironically from Jrue and the Pelicans) and Scott Phillips has Aaron as one of the five players the Bulls should look at with the 22nd pick.
Aaron Holiday, G, UCLA: This potential pick would already have ties to the Bulls as Aaron's older brother, Justin, is currently on the roster. After three stellar seasons with the Bruins, Aaron is now hoping to become the third Holiday brother in the NBA (brother Jrue is with the Pelicans).
Smaller than his older brothers at 6-foot-1, Aaron makes up for his smaller size at the point with an absurd 6-foot-7.5 wingspan that enables him to play bigger on the defensive end. A talented perimeter shooter who never shot below 41 percent from 3-point range during his three years in Westwood, Holiday has shown that he can run a team on the ball or play as a shooter off of the ball. It should also be pointed out that Holiday was a selfless teammates at UCLA. Opting to come off the bench his sophomore season so Lonzo Ball could start, Holiday was great as both a starter and a sixth man during his college career.
The time has come to start counting down to the release of Madden 19. The most popular football video game franchise of all-time is set to release in early August and as is a tradition with the weeks leading up to the game appearing on store shelves, leaks about features and player ratings have started.
Here are the highest rated Bears players in this year's edition:
Adrian Amos leads the way with an 88 rating, followed by Akiem Hicks (85) and Allen Robinson (85).
Chicago's offense received a 75 overall rating, which should result in a significant challenge for Bears fans trying to score virtual points later this summer. The defense, however, will be stout, coming in with an overall rating of 81. Amos and Hicks have a lot to do with that.
Ratings are subject to change due to injury. Madden 19 is scheduled for release on August 10.