Pro ballers fill out brackets, too. On Thursday, the Chicago Bulls’ power forward and 2009 first-round draft pick Taj Gibson hosted a March Madness kickoff party at the River North sports bar Bull & Bear—and while Gibson was gracious enough to sign autographs, he kept one eye on his own NCAA picks. We snapped Gibson watching the games, patrons watching Gibson, and B&B servers watching the patrons; browse our photos below.

Photography by Megan Dodge