Found May 08, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night was physical and resulted in one flagrant foul and several technical fouls.
Joakim Noah and LeBron James were called for double-technicals at the end of the first quarter after they got physical with each other. James was attempting to drive but was called for an offensive foul. As he came into the paint, Noah wrapped him up. James responded by swatting Noah away, leading to words between the two. They were both assessed with technical fouls.
A few minutes later, Chris Andersen was called for a flagrant foul, and Nate Robinson got a technical foul a few minutes after that.
Andersen slammed into Marco Belinelli to draw his foul:
Noah and James have long had a history between each other, so the tension was not a surprise. Noah is one of the few people who not only is unafraid to stand up to LeBron, but actually appears to enjoy doing so. That’s probably why he...
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Joakim Noah was ejected during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 2 after receiving his second technical foul of the game. The Bulls center got a nice present from a Heat fan on the way out: the middle finger.
A billboard in Chicago is celebrating the second round matchup between the Bulls and Heat with a sign featuring Joakim Noah holding a fire extinguisher to an upset looking LeBron James:
LeBron James has improved his game so much that he really has no weakness. His defense is outstanding, his passing and rebounding is stellar like usual, he’s improved his offensive efficiency, and he’s even become a good outside shooter. But the one area James feels he needs to improve is free throw shooting.
James is a career 74.7 percent free throw shooter. His highest percentage...
This Miami Heat fan gave the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah just one thing after he was ejected for berating a ref — her middle finger. That’s one classy lady don’t you think? The refs ejected Noah’s teammate Taj Gibson as well.
The Bulls and their fans feeling good after their Game 1 victory over the Heat.
Curious to see how The Heat come out in Game 2, they seemed more annoyed than concerned about their game 1 loss, but regardless if they blow out the Bulls or not, the Bulls got the split they wanted.
LeBron James took home his 4th MVP award home this week, and the NBA felt it was a smart idea to toss together a quick career retrospective on the phenom. The video takes you along the LeBron journey in the NBA, and it is hard to imagine that he will be around for another decade or so. So many more highlights to come.
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Joakim Noah came to the defense of teammate Derrick Rose when asked about the criticism surrounding the Bulls star and whether he believes the point guard owes it to his injury-ridden team to play.
According to ESPN Chicago:
If you tore your ACL and you have to be the starting point guard and have the expectations that Derrick has, then maybe you can judge, but everybody who hasn’t...
Just one game into the Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Bulls leading 1-0, Chris Bosh is already tired of talking about his counterpart, Joakim Noah.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
If there was any doubt about the Bulls’ ability to get into the Heat’s heads after a surprising Game 1 triumph, Heat center Chris Bosh reinforced the idea Tuesday with his response to a simple...
The Heat were pissed off. The Bulls weren't backing down.
The result was a lot of Game 2 chippiness in Miami on Wednesday night in its 115-78 win. Hard fouls. Several altercations. Nine technicals, a flagrant and two ejections. And, in the end, a Heat rout that evened this Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece .
The bad blood was predictable, really, given the...
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young
By now all of you reading this know the whole story behind Derrick Rose’s injury. You know about the torn ACL. You know about the long road he endured. And you know about how he has delayed his return to the NBA, but no one really knows why. Some suspect there has been a snag in the recovery that he has kept secret, and others just chalk it up to...