The Bulls and the Wizards aren't scheduled to play Game 3 of their playoff series until later tonight. But Joakim Noah already seems to be ready for a battle.
Earlier today, shortly after Chicago's shootaround at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. ended, Noah was getting up some extra shots up when a security guard came onto the court and told Noah to leave so that the Wizards could take the floor for their shootaround. But Noah didn't like the way the guard asked him to leave, so he refused to go and engaged in a brief shouting match with him.
"Get the [bleep] out of here," he said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I'm not done…get the [bleep] out of here."
The guard yelled back, "Don't [bleeping] talk to me that way," before asking Noah to head back to the locker room. But Noah refused to budge. And according to the Sun-Times, this is not the first time the guard—identified as Jackie Miles—has gotten into it with the Bulls. He reportedly tried to do the same thing back in January when the Bulls were in town. And while none of the Bulls players got into an argument with him that time, Noah was clearly upset enough to say something this time.
The Bulls and Wizards play tonight at 8 p.m. And if this is any indication of how the game is going to go, it should be pretty good.
[via Chicago Sun-Times]