Maybe Hawks-Wild could use more Joakim Noah. Just sayin'.
1. The first period of the Hawks-Wild Game 3 was as boring as ...
|Matt Pais: ... paint and molasses watching a snail play golf.|
|Katie Gibson: ... early-season baseball. I just can't.|
|Bear Jordan: ... Drake and his lint roller.|
|Kat Velez: ... a regular-season Wild game.|
|Michael Walton II: ... watching the Bulls play offense in the pre-Melo era.|
2. What would Joakim Noah have said if he had been named NBA MVP?
|Matt Pais: "The world is full of questions without answers. What do dogs dream about?"|
|Katie Gibson: "Derrick who?"|
|Bear Jordan: "You're next, Marcin Gortat."|
|Kat Velez: "Thanks to Derrick Rose for withdrawing himself from consideration again this year."|
|Michael Walton II: "You know, I just want to thank Melo for inspiring me to play so well this year. We'll be even better next year."|
3. What is the REAL reason Niklas Hjalmarsson lost his voice?
|Matt Pais: Full-Contact Karaoke. #patentpending|
|Katie Gibson: Too many Swedish Viking activities.|
|Bear Jordan: He loaned it to Tom Thibodeau. And still hasn't gotten it back.|
|Kat Velez: To avoid talking to some of these beat writers.|
|Michael Walton II: He's been yelling so much trying to get Carmelo Anthony to sign with Chicago.|
4. What memory do you have from the Crosstown Classic so far?
|Matt Pais: Was at Monday's pitchers' duel. It was fun. And cold.|
|Katie Gibson: Jeff Samardzijawjsya's ridiculous mullet thing.|
|Bear Jordan: Jose Abreu. That's the answer to all baseball questions right now.|
|Kat Velez: The one where RedEye reminded me that it was happening.|
|Michael Walton II: My favorite memory is that time I didn't watch the Crosstown Classic so I could watch Melo Syracuse highlights.|
5. What was going through Jay Cutler's mind as he read Josh McCown's Piccolo Award acceptance speech?
|Matt Pais: "I never win anything. I'm sad. [Looks at bank account.] OK, better."|
|Katie Gibson: "Uh, guys? Wrong veteran, am I right? Right? Guys?"|
|Bear Jordan: "Sigh. Blond dudes have all the fun."|
|Kat Velez: "Please don't have big words I'll need to sound out."|
|Michael Walton II: His thoughts were "what's a Piccolo award?" and "Carmelo won't take my job, will he?"|
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