Told to leave court, Joakim Noah tell Wizards security guy to ‘get the (bleep) out of here’
Chicago Bulls big man Joakim Noah probably isn’t in a good mood to begin with given he and his teammates find themselves in a 2-0 hole following horrible losses on their home court to the Washington Wizards in the teams’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.
But being told by a Wizards security staffer to leave the court as he practiced before the already-surly Bulls center was good and ready is akin to waving a red capote in front of real live bull. Or something like that (what a tortured metaphor).
Noah and Wizards security manager Jackie Miles apparently got in an profanity-laced back-and-forth during the Bulls’ Friday morning shootaround after Miles commanded Noah to leave the court.
The thing is, Noah, usually the last Bulls player to leave the hardwood after practices, wasn’t ready to leave as he had not finished his customary routine.
That’s when the expletives began to fly.
“Get the [bleep] out of here, I’m not done,” Noah reportedly hollered at Mile, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “Get the [bleep] out of here.’’
Miles, who one member of the Bulls traveling party referred to as a “clown” afterward, was having none of it, definitely not on “his” court.
“Don’t [bleeping] talk to me that way,’’ before again telling Noah to vacate the court..
The Bizarro World version of a tête–à–tête continued for another minute, just as Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was addressing the media just off the court. Awkward.
To make matters worse — or at least help explain why tempers flared so quickly, Miles’ brash conduct in attempting to clear the court apparently was a repeat performance of a similar incident that occurred back in January when the Chicago Bulls were in D.C. Miles allegedly performed the same act, telling Bulls players to get off “my court.” The man is mad with power!
In the first incident, nothing came of Miles’ domineering style of going about his job, but it likely lit the fuse for Friday’s fracas.
In case you’re wondering if Miles’ efforts to get Noah to leave the court was effective, it wasn’t. Noah remained on the court until he was finished with his routine.
Straight baller, that Noah. Ain’t nobody gonna tell him what to do.