Al Hamnik Column
CHICAGO | If they ever erected an NBA statue to Jimmer Fredette, he'd have pigeons on each shoulder.
Bulls guard Jimmer Fredette goes in for a layup past Orlando's Andrew Nicholson during Monday's game at the United Center.
It costs nothing to be nice, to make others smile with a sense of humor that entertains without offending.
Former football coach Nick Crnkovich poses for a photograph with Whiting High School football players from his mid-70's teams during the 2013 Gary Old-Timers banquet at Avalon Manor in Hobart.
No one asked me, but our college stars Glenn Robinson III, Branden Dawson and Mitch McGary should wait another year before jumping to the NBA.
Michigan's Glenn Robinson III signs autographs after practice at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Indianapolis.
Michigan State guard/forward Branden Dawson, left, hugs head coach Tom Izzo at the Big TenTournament.
In this NBL game played last Valentine's Day, Adelaide 36ers' coach Joey Wright, in the white shirt, shoves Perth Wildcats assistant Adam Tatalovich following a skirmish between the rival teams.
HAMMOND | They held a boxing card at the Hammond Civic Center Saturday night and a love-in broke out.
Would you step into the ring, in front of a large crowd, and trade punches with basically no fight experience?
Ambulance medic Melissa Hofmann, despite having no fight experience, will compete in Saturday's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jen Rusk is a Jasper County Court Security Officer who will compete in Saturday's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center. She will fight Lowell ambulance medic Melissa Hofmann.
CHICAGO | For a free autographed Tornike Shengelia game jersey, who is Jimmy Butler's closest friend on the Bulls this season?
INDIANAPOLIS | Imagine running a day-care center, at full capacity, by yourself.
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) knocks the ball away from Mavericks' star Dirk Nowitzki (41) during their Feb. 28 game in Dallas.
Ryan Grigson loves his job as general manager of the Colts, with its suffocating pressure, long hours and incredible demands.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, left, isn't changing his offseason plan — even though team owner Jim Irsay, right, won't be around to approve big pay outs or help with the draft preparation.
CHICAGO | Frank Vogel is just too calm.
Pete Trgovich, holding souvenir jackets, played for 1971 Indiana high school state champion East Chicago Washington and later coached E.C, Central to the 2007 Class 4A state title. He also played on UCLA's 1975 national championship squad.
UCLA's Pete Trgovich drives around a Kentucky defender during the 1975 NCAA championship game in San Diego, Calif.
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