The Chicago Bulls Reveal Their Favorite Spots in the Windy City

While the NBA season is a grueling 82-game marathon with traveling, practices, weightlifting and treatment sessions filling out their schedule, players have little free time to distribute between family, putting in extra work and taking in some of the best their home city has to offer. It's no secret that the bigger the market, the more to see and explore.

Chicago is the NBA’s third-largest media market and, according to Forbes, the Chicago Bulls rank as the fourth most valuable franchise, behind the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.

The Midwest winters can be brutal, but the Bulls sell themselves to free agents on being one of the most recognizable franchises in team sports and the chance to continue on a championship legacy that's been void since their dynasty era of the '90s. There's the still-new multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art practice facility that sits right across from the United Center. Away from basketball, there are lots of business opportunities, a number of great residences that offer security and seclusion, plenty of fine dining and other areas of social and private interests.

We previously comprised a list of Chicago locals to provide their insight on some of the local gems of the Windy City, but this time we sought the insight of the Bulls for their favorite spots in the city. Our list of contributors included the Dwyane Wade, Cristiano Felicio, Paul Zipser, Nikola Mirotic, Rajon Rondo, Robin Lopez, Denzel Valentine and the recently-traded Jimmy Butler.

Maple & Ash Steakhouse

Favorite Place to Eat After a Win

Nikola Mirotic

Joe’s Seafood. They have great fish. It’s fresh and they always treat me and my family well.

Jimmy Butler

Maple & Ash for the chill vibe.

Cristiano Felicio

I haven’t gotten to too many places just yet, but Fogo De Chao is by far my favorite. I love the Brazilian food and while I can’t get all of what I’m used to, I can get some good food.

Denzel Valentine

Summer House Santa Monica. They have healthy options and it’s a cool setup in there. Best of all, good food.

Robin Lopez

Chicago’s Pizza. I always go for the deep-dish pizza and the minestrone soup. Also, Sublime Sushi.

Dwyane Wade

The best meal I’ve had so far has been at Maple & Ash. Me and my wife had a great time. It’s funny because the first time we went, it was late after a game and I guess the accommodations weren’t made like we thought they were, so we had to go back and give them another try and they laid out the red carpet for us. The food was incredible, environment was great and we had a great time.

Paul Zipser

RPM is very good. The atmosphere is good, good dessert, good wine, and the food is very good. It's perfect for me.

Rajon Rondo

Sunda. I love sushi and they always treat me well when I’m in there. They’ll surprise me with a certain dish that I might not be open to trying otherwise, but it’s always really good.

Millennium Park

Favorite Attraction

Nikola Mirotic

There are a lot of things to do here, but my favorite would probably be the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and the Planetarium. I don’t have much time to go to them a lot. I also like opera. Last year, me and Pau [Gasol] went a lot and this year, I went once with my wife. I like music and the orchestra. There’s just so much to do here.

Jimmy Butler

It would have to be the United Center and playing in front of our fans during a big game, especially during the playoffs. There’s nothing like that atmosphere.

Cristiano Felicio

I like to go to Second City. It’s a fun place to go and take your mind off everything. I like to take walks in Millennium Park also. I’m just trying to get to know the city as much as I can and enjoy all of it.

Robin Lopez

Wrigley Field. It gives off such a warm ambience and friendly feel.

Dwyane Wade

Once the snow clears and the weather gets better, it’s a beautiful city. A day where you can go out to Tavern On Rush and just sit out there and chill; great conversation, good people, good vibe and good food. It’s something for everyone here from the downtown area, the west loop area, old town and there’s so many different communities that have grown and still growing. It’s pretty cool.

Paul Zipser

Millennium Park is right outside my door. I think the lake is my favorite, though. I would go to the lake every day in the summer. That's another reason I'm in the city. Also, Lincoln Park Zoo. I'm used to going to zoos often. My girl loves animals and she worked at a zoo for a little bit.

Rajon Rondo

The Hancock building. It has a pretty dope view. I really don’t like heights, but I went and got to see a different view of the city and it was pretty dope.

Succezz Sneaker Store

Favorite Place to Shop

Jimmy Butler

Bonobos. I like looking fresh and feeling comfortable.

Robin Lopez

My girlfriend goes down to Michigan Ave and hits the Nordstrom, Sephora and all that. Me, not so much.

Dwyane Wade

I like ZARA. They have a little bit of everything and they’re affordable. You can put together some nice looks there.

Paul Zipser

I just went to Succezz the other day. That's a really good shop. There's the Jordan store and Nike Chicago. I like to visit once in awhile to see what's new, but I don't go that often.

Rajon Rondo

Barneys on Oak Street. They have a little bit of everything.

Field Museum of Natural History

Best Place to Chill

Nikola Mirotic

I’m a family man, so when I do have time off, I like to be with them and go to Millennium Park and let my son play. My wife and me also like theatre. When we can find a baby sitter, we’re at the theatre.

Jimmy Butler

I don’t go out too much, so relaxing at home with my guys and teammates.

Cristiano Felicio

The Museum Campus. You can see the city, listen to the waves of the water and it’s a place I go a lot to relax.

Robin Lopez

Anywhere [my girlfriend and I] can take our dogs, honestly. Navy Pier and we also take them out walking before [home] games around some sports bars, where there is seating outside.

Dwyane Wade

Uh, I really don’t have one of those (laughs). The wife is always working and is back and forth. I’m working and the kids have their own thing. In our house would be our favorite spot.

Rajon Rondo

My place. I love hosting and keeping everyone happy.

The Picasso at Daley Plaza

Best Part About Chicago

Jimmy Butler

The people and fans in Chicago are amazing.

Cristiano Felicio

The people. They love sports and they embrace it. From the White Sox, Cubs, Blackhawks and us, they’re always cheering. I’ve been to a few games and it’s always amazing to see how the people embrace the teams.

Robin Lopez

Everyone has been just super friendly. I also did get to go to the birth home of Walt Disney. That was cool.

Dwyane Wade

It’s a difference for me since I’ve been in Miami and now being back here. Even though people here know me because it’s my hometown, I’m playing for the Bulls; it’s been the way people have kind of said “hi” and kept their distance. Because I’ve been in Miami throughout so many generations, there’s people who have seen me from kids, adults and people my age. They have this admiration for me and what we were able to do there. It’s a little different. I’ve liked the privacy I’ve had with living in the city.

Paul Zipser

When I moved here, I just wanted to experience the atmosphere in the city. If you go outside the city, it's a little different compared to other cities. I lived in Munich (Germany). Not downtown, but I experienced it. I wanted to be downtown in Chicago. When you step outside, there's so much going on. I told myself that I wanted to experience that, but if I'm here longer than I'll move somewhere outside of the city.

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Two Never-Before-Exhibited Paintings by Kurt Cobain Will Debut at the Seattle Art Fair

United Talent Agency (UTA) is set to showcase two paintings by legendary Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain. The leading entertainment industry player will debut the never-before-exhibited artwork at this year’s Seattle Art Fair, as per the New York Times. One of the paintings feature a melting skeleton character armed with a bouquet of vibrant poppy flowers —- a piece that became the album cover art for Nirvana’s 1992 B-side album, “Insecticide," as depicted above.

Cobain’s artwork will be on display at UTA’s booth during the festival alongside pieces by Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon and Mike Kelley to name a few. It’s important to note that Cobain’s works will unfortunately not be for sale. "It’s too hard to put a price on them," UTA fine arts director Joshua Roth expressed to NYT. "hey’re very special to the family."

The Seattle Art Fair will launch at CenturyLink Field Event Center from August 3-6.

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Bad Boy Entertainment Partners With Macy’s for a Pop-Up

To celebrate the release of Sean “Diddy” Combs Can’t Stop Won’t Stop documentary streaming on Apple Music, Macy’s is holding an exclusive pop-up at its 34th Street flagship in New York for Bad Boy Entertainment's Heritage collection. It will run for six weeks starting June 28, intersecting with the 20th anniversary of Combs’ first album No Way Out on July 1.

The pop-up is expected to be filled with Bad Boy graphic T-shirts, coaches jackets, hats, hoodies, baseball and basketball jerseys, including the yellow "Bad Boy" jersey rapper Notorious B.I.G. wore in his debut video “Juicy.” The collection retails from $28 to $88 USD and will be sold at Macy’s locations nationwide.

“Bad Boy is about following your dreams,” said Combs. "It only made sense for me to team up with Macy’s for our Heritage Collection. This collection represents a movement I started in 1993, when I was a dreamer. When you work hard and believe, your dreams can come true. Twenty five years later, I’m still dreaming. We’re still pushing forward. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.”

Exclusive designs will be released on diddy.com and plans to expand the collection to more retail stores are in the works. For now, cop pieces from the collection at the location below.

Macy's Herald Square
151 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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A Redditor Made His Own Mini SNES out of an Old Cartridge

For those thinking of copping a Raspberry Pi Zero kit and loading them up with ROMs instead of purchasing the highly coveted SNES Classic Nintendo that was announced, you could always use the game cartridge as its case. Yesterday, a Redditor shared a "Frankenstein SNES creation" of an emulator installed inside of an old SNES cartridge.

The cartridge/home system hybrid is complete with classics like Super Metroid and Super Mario World. To reassure gamers that he didn't gut a copy of a Super Metroid cartridge to create this machine, the Redditor says he just printed out a Super Metroid label and slapped it on a copy of some SNES hockey game.

Scroll through the pictures above and sound off in the comments below.

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Vivo Gets Dibs on Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner Tech Before Apple

Qualcomm announced its latest under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology, and Vivo is getting first dibs on it despite speculation of Apple exploring similar equipment for the iPhone. The scanner tech highlights its integration underneath OLED displays (up to 1.2mm-thick) and waterproof functionality. Qualcomm also boasts being able to tolerate dirt and sweat on skin better than its capacitive counterparts.

There was a demo for a prototype of the new tech installed on a Xplay6 smartphone that started off with a familiar fingerprint registration process, only you place your finger on the screen instead of the dedicated button. The action unlocks the phone, even underwater, and can only be done with the registered finger.

Although the product works as advertised, it does react noticeably slower, and has a small recognition area. The latter was explained by reps saying the entire screen could be used for recognition, however it would significantly increase production cost. It's speculated Vivo will just apply the tech to the bottom half of the screen.

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An On-Feet Look at the Nike Air Max 97 “White Snakeskin”

Earlier this June, Nike took the wraps off the latest Air Max 97 iteration covered in a clean and crisp "Summit White" colorway. The beloved low-top model is draped in various shades of white alongside snakeskin detailing near the midsole. Not to mention 3M reflective piping wraps around its wave-shaped upper. This time around, fans can get an on-feet look at the new rendition courtesy of OVERKILL.

Check out the photos above and purchase the Nike Air Max 97 "White Snakeskin" for $170 USD on the SNKRS app starting June 29.

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Wilfred Limonious x Supreme 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

Following news of its upcoming Louis Vuitton pop-up locations, Supreme has unveiled its latest collaborative endeavor. Hot on the heels of last week's Coleman CT200U Mini Bike release comes an homage to the late Wilfred Limonious. Recognized as the father of "dancehall art," the prolific Jamaican illustrator began his career illustrating comics for The Star newspaper in 1970 before illustrating the publications of the island's national literacy program, JAMAL (Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy). Ultimately, Limonious is best known for the album covers and record label logos he designed throughout the '80s and '90s for the likes of Power House, Studio One, Techniques, Jammy’s, Midnight Rock, Scar Face Music, Dennis Star International, Ujama, Volcano, and Taxi.

Look for Supreme's collab with the Limonious Estate and One Love Books -- featuring a group of tees decorated with Limonious's original artwork -- to drop alongside four new summer T-shirts this Thursday, June 29, online and at Supreme's New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris locations before hitting Japan on July 1.


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The Nike Air Max 90 Essential Gets a Smooth “Light Bone” Treatment

The Nike Air Max 90 Essential has returned in a handsome new colorway for the 2017 spring/summer season. The Swoosh has wrapped the beloved low-top silhouette in a clean “Light Bone” color scheme alongside tonal black detailing on the insignia and upper eyelets, as well as the heel. When it comes to construction, the brand has draped the sneaker in premium suede and leather with engineered mesh on the toe box and ankle to keep your feet cool during the warmer months.

The “Light Bone” iteration of the AM90 is available now on Nike’s official website for $110 USD.

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Lupita Nyong’o Teases More Footage From JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’

Two days away from the event that is JAY-Z's next album, 4:44, and more visual teasers have arrived. This time, Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o took to Instagram to release another scene from what appears to be a coinciding feature film for the album. Within the brief clip, which includes the caption, "4:44 x #JAYZ x 6/30 Sprint.TIDAL.com #444," Nyong'o begins to weep on her knees. Perhaps, the black-and-white clip is one of the more dramatic scenes from the same movie, starring Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover. Earlier today, another clip, depicting a young boy running in a "Stay Black" T-shirt, surfaced on TIDAL. Fans will have to wait until June 30 to hear and watch JAY-Z's 4:44 project.

Check out the clip Nyong'o shared on Instagram below:

4:44 x #JAYZ x 6/30 Sprint.TIDAL.com #444

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Explore the Great Outdoors in The North Face Weekend Basecamp Collection

In honor of The North Face’s Weekend Basecamp Collection, we put together an essential collection of some of the fundamental pieces needed to survive the great outdoors. Taking inspiration from the classic basecamp essentials, the collection’s full line of apparel and equipment is built with practical design and functionality for your next camping trip. From mountain-inspired prints and technical gear, standout pieces include the Tanken Jacket that’s made for the changing mountain climate with a DryVent™ fabric that keeps you dry thanks to its moisture wicking technology; the waterproof Roadtripper Pack that’s mainly used for hiking excursions, and finally the water-repellent Dome 3 tent, which provides ample space for three people while its mesh skylight -- based on the classic Homestead Shelter’s architecture -- lets you and your crew stargaze.

Check out the detailed visuals above and head over to thenorthface.com and suit up with the latest collection.

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Atlas Is Releasing Thomas Campbell’s Nike SB Dunk High Premium With Exclusive Packaging

It was recently unveiled that Thomas Campbell has joined forces with Nike SB to create a special "What The" Dunk High in order to celebrate projects of the past. To make things sweeter, Atlas Skateboarding has joined forces alongside SB and Campbell to house the upcoming drop in special packaging. Its packaging hosts a print on its lid similar to the one found along the upper of the shoe. The rest of the limited shoebox is covered in black with contrasting white lettering.

Exclusive to Atlas' San Mateo shop, only 100 pairs of the specially boxed kicks will be available on July 1.

Atlas
209 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
United States

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Drake Signs Longtime Crew Member Baka to OVO Sound

Drake continues to expand his imprint OVO Sound, following the signing of R&B singer PLAZA earlier this month, Drake is now adding long-time crew member Baka into the mix, further expanding OVO's already impressive stable of artists. Meanwhile, Baka has been shouted on numerous Drizzy records since 2013 and had several vocal appearances on More Life despite being locked up in 2014 for assault and weapons charges. He was later released in 2015.

Check out the live OVO signing and announcement from last night in New York City below.

Congrats @bakanotnice ??@champagnepapi (via: @frenchmontana)

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