Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah was ejected in the third quarter of a loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Noah disagreed with a foul that was called against him with the Bulls trailing 51-40, so he threw a hissy fit. Before leaving the court, he gave every official working the game a piece of his mind.
By that, we mean Noah pointed at each referee and shouted, “F— you!” at them. He apologized after the game.
“I’m really disappointed,” Noah said, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “I shouldn’t have acted that way. I apologize. I’m sorry to all three referees out there. They’re out there trying to do their jobs and I should never have said the things that I said. I hope they accept my apology and I hope I can move on from this.
“I think I was just frustrated with the game. You gotta give Sacramento a lot of credit. They played really well, they deserve to win and we’ve got to step it up. I was frustrated with the call, but it doesn’t give me the right to do what I did. I deserve to get ejected, and it was just a bad decision on my part.’’
Noah can probably expect a suspension or at the very least a fine from the NBA for his antics. The Bulls have lost back-to-back games in which they scored a combined 149 points. Carlos Boozer is frustrated with his lack of playing time and recently decided to share that with the public. Things are not going well in Chicago.