Former Gator Joakim Noah benched by Bulls after tirade

In a stunning move, Bulls players voted to increase Joakim Noah's discipline for verbally abusing assistant coach Ron Adams at Friday's morning shootaround in Philadelphia, forcing the rookie to miss Sunday's ... Full Story
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THE BIRD

United States

#1 Jan 14, 2008
Noah had been internalizing a lot of frustration since his UF days. It really bothered him that UF consistently couldn't sell out it's home basketball arena. It was only a matter of time until he lashed out.
Dan

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Jan 14, 2008
Your full of it Bird. I am sure there has to be a ton of frustration in Chicago with such high expectations with no results. This has nothing to do with UF. Just Birds pathetic attempt to throw UF in.
Mike Honcho

Miami, FL

#3 Jan 14, 2008
"They told me what I did was unacceptable. I just have to deal with it and move on."

Deal with it and move on? Dont you mean learn from it? And from a rookie no less?! His ass should be on the bench or in street clothes for most of the season anyways let alone be allowed to speak. Add him to the list of college stars who couldnt cut it in the NBA, and were not talking bball skills.
SPONGEBOB

Miami, FL

#4 Jan 14, 2008
HE IS A THUG THE BULLS SHOULD CUT HIM. LET EM GO BACK TO SLING CRACK.
red

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jan 14, 2008
The problem is these players have not learned discipline and respect. Good to see a team work together.
Cigar Smoker

Longwood, FL

#6 Jan 14, 2008
So the UF coaches tolerate this type of behavior? Nice job guys!
FLL

Arlington, TX

#7 Jan 14, 2008
He was a punk arse pos at UF. Did anyone really think he was going to change?
ZOWMAN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jan 14, 2008
HEY, LET JORDAN TAKE HIS PLACE.
oh brother

Lake Worth, FL

#9 Jan 14, 2008
While Noah is a dork and a spoiled child, I believe that his daddy was pro in tennis and his mom was Miss Sweden (how he got so ugly, no one knows). Either way, I doubt that little spoiled Noah would be a crack dealer.... FOOLIO!
SPONGEBOB wrote:
HE IS A THUG THE BULLS SHOULD CUT HIM. LET EM GO BACK TO SLING CRACK.
Ant the Rant

Washington, DC

#10 Jan 14, 2008
I could tell coming into his rookie season that he would have immaturity problems in the pros. I can't explain why because I have nothing against him but he came across as an entitlement-minded, egocentric brat. He was probably able to get away with it while at UF because a level of immaturity is expected in college. I hope he figures out soon that there's a world out there beyond his own.
crazy

Miami, FL

#11 Jan 14, 2008
THE BIRD wrote:
Noah had been internalizing a lot of frustration since his UF days. It really bothered him that UF consistently couldn't sell out it's home basketball arena. It was only a matter of time until he lashed out.
WRONG. Just try to get tickets for a game at the O'Connell Center
Summer

AOL

#12 Jan 14, 2008
His excuse is he's a rookie, give me a break. He was a spoiled temper tantrum bully when he was at UF. Well, Noah you are now playing with the big boy's, grow up or you are out of there. If he was at the Heat Shaq would have stomped his butt the first time he tried to play his bad attitude.
Former New Yorker

United States

#13 Jan 14, 2008
The loud mouth kid came from New Yak, what do you expect. He still thinks he is in college. Bench him and let him get rid of his do.
Poor House

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Jan 14, 2008
What did they expect when the selected him? His antics on the court in college were there for all to see. It's sad in some ways how that type of energy and enthusiasm in college doesn't translate to the pros. But give the kid time to adjust, we were all there at some point.
Sportsman

Raleigh, NC

#15 Jan 14, 2008
Looks like a "thug" Gator from UF displaying his sportmanship just like Gator fans!!! If it would've been smeone from The U the stereotype would've been dialed up in the headlines! So Gators, what goes around comes around...... Looking forward to better sportsmanship all around. It's expected as UF has one of the best programs around these days (just behind LSU).
JETTATTACK

Durham, NC

#16 Jan 14, 2008
What a bunch of hogwash. Nothing more than the players are jealous of Noah.

They are the veterans and I bet Noah is getting all the attention.

Stand firm dude, check records and review film to see whether any of your teammates had similar run-in's in the past.

I am willing to bet YES.
dtown

Plano, TX

#17 Jan 14, 2008
just shows how much of an overrated punk gator he is
Fed Up

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Jan 14, 2008
Another thug from UF
Laffing in SFla

Chicago, IL

#19 Jan 14, 2008
He's a KID. And rather than letting him get away with stuff, at least his teammates are staying positive and teaching him about respect for the game, himself, his teammates and coaches. It's better this way than letting him go unpunished or overpunishing him.

I say GOOD FOR YOU to the teammates and leaders on the team.
Supkeep

United States

#20 Jan 14, 2008
Once a conceited punk, always a conceited punk.

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