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Joakim Noah is one of the NBA's best big men, but he also continue to get measurably better.
Noah was ruled out of the Chicago Bulls' first round series against the Nets due to plantar fasciitis, but he decided before their Game 1 shootaround that he would be healthy enough to play.
“Yeah and I hope he continues to improve until the last year he plays in the league," said Tom Thibodeau. "I want him to have that approach. I want him to remain hungry. He’s also an All-Star now, and I think if he keeps working at it, I can see him being a defensive player of the year.
“But the most important thing about him is he plays to win, and you can’t undersell that. Jo can have five points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, have great impact in the game, and he’s happy because we won. That’s the most important thing for him.’’
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OK. You are way too fired up, lady.
And the dude with you at the game? He can chill out, too.
Miami Heat fans got a new embarrassing photo to add to the “that’s so a Miami Heat fan” montage Wednesday night during a chippy Game 2 of the Heat’s second-round series with the Bulls. Miami had the game well in hand, eventually winning 115-98, but not before nine technical fouls...
As if LeBron James’ mere presence was already not enough to root against the Heat in the NBA Playoffs. I present to you Exhibit #2, the scene from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals after Bulls big man Joakim Noah was ejected in the fourth quarter.
With the Bulls getting romped 83-57, Noah berated referee Scott Foster from the bench after officials blew two calls in...
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.
Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah were ejected from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night after arguing calls.
Gibson seemed to be upset that the referees missed two calls in a row in the fourth quarter, including what appeared to be a goaltend by Chris Andersen. The refs probably weren’t as concerned with small calls since...
As the Chicago Bulls trailed by more than thirty points in the fourth quarter, you could understand if a couple of Chicago players got a little bit angry with officials.
Watch as Chicago’s Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah both get ejected within a couple of minutes and expect some fines/suspensions to come from the NBA league offices in the next twenty-four hours:
Gibson and Noah...
Joakim Noah has made his stance known on the Derrick Rose issue.Photo Credit: nydailynews.com
Unless you are a fan of the Miami Heat, or a Utah Jazz fan still bitter about the Jordan push-off on Byron Russell, you should be rooting for this years Chicago Bulls squad. Playing short-handed all season long, they have played with an immense amount of heart and pride, including their...
Things are starting to get a little chippy in the Miami Heat/Chicago Bulls 2nd round playoff series as both LeBron James and Joakim received technicals fouls for a collision in the final seconds of the first quarter.
As LeBron was getting ready to drive, he was called for an offensive foul but still continued to dribble into the paint where he tied up by Bulls center Joakim Noah...
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...
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls is a physical series. The Bulls suffered a beat down Wednesday night 115-78, the worst playoff lost in franchise history. But not before a bit of on court drama erupted which resulted in nine techs, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson being ejected.
Check out video of some of the flare ups. Including Tag Gibson’s profanity laced ejection.
And then Taj, who...
Is there an NBA player Charles Barkley never criticizes?Hes taken on LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard. Hes called out many other all-stars.But, wait, there is a guy the Hall of Famer and TNT analyst doesnt take shots at. In fact, Barkley goes so far as to call him his favorite player.That would be Joakim Noah, the Chicago Bulls center with the weird-looking...
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...
The Chicago Bulls didn’t need Derrick Rose, Loul Deng or Kirk Hinrich to beat the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Bulls defeated the Heat 93-86 to go up 1-0 in their
Now, that’s how to use a billboard.
The Chicago Bulls showed plenty of fight when they won the first game of their second-round series against the Miami Heat, and despite the Bulls getting blown out Wednesday night in Game 2, here’s guessing that the city is in this one for the long haul.
A local electronic billboard is doing what it can to poke fun at the Heat as the Bulls try...