As the Chicago Bulls prepared for their Game 3 matchup with the Washington Wizards on Friday at Verizon Center, center Joakim Noah did not take too kindly to being asked to leave the shoot-around before he was finished.
[Wizards security manager Jackie] Miles came onto the Verizon Center hardwood and started screaming for Bulls players to exit so the Wizards could start their shootaround. Noah is usually the last Bull off the court in shootarounds, going through his morning routine, and wasn’t having any of it.
Noah told Miles, “Get the [bleep] out of here, I’m not done … get the [bleep] out of here.’’
Miles started firing back with, “Don’t [bleeping] talk to me that way,’’ and then again telling Noah to leave the court.
It didn’t stop there, as the two went back-and-forth for at least another minute, while Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was addressing the media just off the court
Noah, recently named NBA Defensive Player of the Year, finished his pregame routine, but not before tensions flared.
This is apparently not the first time that MIles has flexed his proverbial muscles with Chicago personnel; he had another verbal altercation with a reporter following a shootaround in January.
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