Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on May 16, 2013 · Page 34-12
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If you can't talk trash, you can't call yourself a Chicago sports fan. Show us what you've got! Send us your name, grade, school and a photo of yourself to themashtribune.com, and you could be in Chatter! n Win or lose, it's great having Nate B v M It's Nate Robinson's world and we're just living in it. If there was one word to describe the 5-foot-9 Bulls guard, it would be "fearless." Love him or hate him, he always makes the game exciting. He was the Bulls' leading scorer in the postseason heading into Wednesday's Came 5 of the first-round series against Miami, despite a rough O-for-12 night in Came 4. And he has made unbelievable plays and moments like when he blocked LeBron James in Came 3 and he has terrorized fan bases up and down the East Coast throughout the regular season and postseason. He may be a little guy, but he plays with so much heart and confidence that it's difficult not to root for him. He made the absence of Derrick Rose knee, Luol Deng spinal tap and Kirk Hinrich calf seem like it was no problem. Nate was a huge key in the Bulls' impressive run, and I can't wait to see what else he has in store. That the next time you watch a Bulls game you should check it out on CSN Chicago because Stacey King and Neil Funk are hands-down two of the funniest and most entertaining announcers on the air. Some of King's references for the players make the game 10 times more enjoyable to watch. Nicknames include "Booze Cruise" Carlos Boozer, "Captain Kirk" Kirk Hinrich, "Deng-erous" Luol Deng and "Jimmy Buckets" Jimmy Butler, among others. ... to be a Blackhawks fan! The last time the Hawks advanced in this far in the playoffs was when they were on their way to winning the Stanley Cup in 2010. With momentum on their side, after their 4-1 series win over the Minnesota Wild last week, it's looking more like a definite possibility of bringing the Cup back to Chicago. Fingers crossed! ... to 16-year-old Kayla Wheeler, a high school student from Washington who was born without legs and one arm, and who is swimming her way to the International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships this August in Montreal. She's one of 25 swimmers who qualified to represent Team USA. What an inspiration and such a cool accomplishment. Congratulations, Kayla! KAYLAH 505 A, H0MEW00D- FL055M00R KA5EY CARLSON, WHITNEY YOUNG KEVIN WEI, NAPERVILLE NEUQUA VALLEY ANNA QUESSE, FREMD The Bulls are to guts as ... KAYLAH: ... a fat kid is to cake. KASEY: ... Chicago is to hot dogs. KEVIN: ... cows are to milk. ANNA: ... LeBron is to Cleveland: They both know what it is, they just don't want to acknowledge it. Don't worry, Susannah Collins, you can always work as a ... KAYLAH: ... speech therapist. KASEY: ... writer for "Tosh.O." KEVIN: ... news anchor. I hear those funny YouTube slip-up videos are hiring! ANNA: ... reporter for the Daily Herald. Zing! If you were trying out for the Bears, how would you get their attention? KAYLAH: Bake them brownies until they're all too fat to play and I'm the clear choice. KASEY: Throw a decent pass if I could even manage that. KEVIN: Bring in a real live bear to show my spirit. ANNA: I would wear a Rex Grossman jersey. Am I the only one who still hates him from the Super Bowl in '07? The NBA Draft lottery airs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. What's one thing the NBA lottery has in common with the Illinois Lottery? KAYLAH: A lot of people get their hopes up and many end up in tears. KASEY: The chance of coming out of it with a lot of good fortune is like your chance of getting attacked by a shark and struck by lightning in the same afternoon. KEVIN: The smell of desperation and whiffed dreams. ANNA: Lots of money! Ilf . iiiBIPPBWBBBBBMB

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