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Bulls Talk Podcast: Stacey King on the state of the franchise

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Stacey King on the state of the franchise

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Stacey King joins Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson to talk about the Bulls offseason, how Jimmy Butler fits in Minnesota, and what he expects out of the team in the near future. Stacey also explains why there’s still a place for a defensive center in today’s NBA and the moment that he knew his pronunciation of ‘Giannis Antetokounmpo’ was going to go viral. Plus you don’t want to miss Stacey’s inside info on how close the Bulls came to cutting Jimmy Butler in his second season. That and more on the Bulls Talk podcast.

Style points: Two Chicago athletes crack most fashionable list

Style points: Two Chicago athletes crack most fashionable list

Chicago athletes may need their own fashion show soon. 

On Monday, two Windy City players cracked the top 10 of Sports Illustrated's the fashion issue rankings, earning some major style points. 

Coming in at No. 2 was the Bears' newly acquired receiver, Victor Cruz. The speedy wideout is known for his salsa dancing celebration on the field and his colorful wardrobe off it. Per SI, here's how Cruz explained his style evolution: 

“I’ve been in the safe zone. I’ve cemented my style and what I like—the baseball jackets, t-shirts, the suits. Now it’s time to experience new things and go outside the box a little bit. Create looks people wouldn’t think I would wear. It’s about being able to let people judge you a little bit.”

Five spots below at No. 7 ranked Dwyane Wade, whose summer has revolved around attending fashion shows in Europe. The guard's outfit selection is often questioned on Twitter, but he's clearly passionate about his love for fashion. And also his love for joggers: 

“Joggers. I have so many pairs. I can dress it up or down. I don’t wear a specific brand, I’m all over the board. But it has to be a tighter, ribbed bottom, so I can pull it up over my sneakers. And they have to be stylish—not the dad ones. I’m a dad, but I don’t want dad joggers.”

Although those two are can't-miss choices, SI seemed to overlook some other Chicagoans with flare:

-- Cameron Payne 

C'mon, that NASA-themed, crew-neck sweater is flawless. 

-- Kris Bryant 

If you don't wear your team on your sleeve, can you really call yourself a fashion icon? 

-- Bastian Schweinsteiger

Peep and learn from the pocket squares above. 

Wake-up Call: Brutal day for Chicago's baseball teams; Sox prospects battle in Futures Game

Wake-up Call: Brutal day for Chicago's baseball teams; Sox prospects battle in Futures Game

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Sunday: 

Division title or bust? Jake Arrieta says it might be the only way for Cubs to reach playoffs

White Sox come two outs away from getting no-hit by Colorado's Kyle Freeland

Emotional toll of friend's sudden death continues to weigh on Tim Anderson

Jon Lester just had the worst start of his MLB career

Still point guard of the future? Fred Hoiberg confident in Cameron Payne

Chicago baseball teams show how real Sunday Scaries are

There is 'Nobody quitting or giving up' in Joe Maddon's clubhouse

White Sox prospects Michael Kopech, Yoan Moncada enjoy 'friendly competition' in Futures Game

Eloy Jimenez, AKA Robert Redford, on hitting lights twice

White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech has eyes on possible promotion