The same day the Chicago Bulls accused the Indiana Pacers of being big floppers, Roy Hibbert may have proven why the label was justified.
During the second quarter of the game — which the Bulls won 89-77 — Joakim Noah hit Hibbert in the head from behind while defending in the paint. The replay showed that Noah definitely caught Hibbert in the head, but did he smack him hard enough to cause the massive center to go down in as much pain as he showed? Probably not.
Noah put his hands on his hips as if he were disgusted by Hibbert’s act, shook his head, and then he looked over at his bench for commiseration.
What’s ironic is that before the game, Bulls forward Taj Gibson said the Pacers had a lot of floppers.
“There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, Roy Hibbert told teammate David West that Gibson said.
“That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his opinion. I’m just going to play hard.’’
Just play hard? Noah definitely disagrees. There was a flop there for sure.
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