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Noah and Gooden: A bromance gone Twitter

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2012-02-23.jpgIf it was actually a true Twitter battle, Drew Gooden won. TKO.

Considering the Milwaukee Bucks power forward convinced a Bulls fan to throw a Kirk Hinrich jersey in the toilet and take a picture of it for two tickets to the Monday night game between the two? That's the game-winner right there.

It started on Sunday, when Gooden, who played two seasons with the Bulls, tweeted out "Just made it to Chicago. Bulls tomorrow payback's a b----.''

Bulls center, and Gooden's close friend, Joakim Noah then fired back: "Quit clownin and eat your food goodybagz.''

Then it was Gooden's turn, as he tweeted to Noah, "Heard you eating @PGChangs tonight. Don't get the chopsticks tangled in your wig.''

Gooden eventually decided to have a Twitter contest for his game tickets, calling for a fan to throw his Bulls jersey in the toilet and then send the picture out on Twitter. @Kruppsanity won, sending in a Hinrich jersey, sitting soaked in a toilet.

"They're in the ticket box right there if you want to get them on tape,'' Gooden insisted an hour before the game, showing that he honored his contest by putting two tickets under Zack Krupp's name. "I hated for it to be Kirk, but it's all fun and games.''

Gooden admitted that he was trying to bring some excitement to the game, especially with it be an early-season battle for first place.

But the bigger picture for Gooden and the rest of the Bucks was that while Derrick Rose is sidelined and still recovering from left anterior cruciate ligament surgery, this is the time to get the Bulls.

"I think definitely,'' Gooden said. "More than just Derrick Rose, the team they had last year, losing Omer [Asik], losing [Kyle] Korver, [Ronnie] Brewer, those guys, I think the make-up of the team as a whole is a little different. And then not having Derrick Rose is a real different make-up of the team, so to get a game against the Bulls right now, and vice-versa for them, to get games without Derrick Rose, is something you look forward to.''

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