Players vote to sit Noah one more game

Players vote to sit Noah one more game

There are 79 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Players vote to sit Noah one more game. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In a players-only vote, Bulls players decided to lengthen Joakim Noah's discipline for his emotional outburst at assistant Ron Adams on Friday in Philadelphia.

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Marc

United States

#1 Jan 13, 2008
I vote they blow this team up...top to bottom...
ballabigben

Lahaina, HI

#3 Jan 13, 2008
forget about noah. he ain't the problem. the problem is hinrich and nocioni. these guys suck. i'm looking at the first half against atlanta and man, i can't believe that paxson signed both of the guys to any contract. even the atlanta team has no respect for these guys. atlanta has them both intimidated. which doesn't take much. no defense of any kind by either. they both complain about either getting fouled on every shot that they take or every foul that is called against them. it's all a diversion from the fact that they are not starters in the nba. it appears that boylan has the same dilemna as skiles. not knowing how to bench those guys gracefully. meanwhile lets put gordon on the bench, despite the fact that he has more potential as a scorer than either of these guys. that is inane!!! these guys are both very very overmatched for the most part in the league. sure they can get lucky sometimes but, so can you or i. trade them both to the only team that would take them. UTAH!!!!
dickie pee

Des Plaines, IL

#4 Jan 13, 2008
Marc wrote:
I vote they blow this team up...top to bottom...
Concur Marc. As for Noah, Mr. Handsome High Energy should dry up until he can consistently manage more than three points per his minutes.
just southern

Lemont, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2008
Go Bulls, finally a real true to life stepping up of the team. It shows that they are maturing in a very positive way.
bulled over

Winnetka, IL

#6 Jan 13, 2008
Ithought the bulls left town when Jordan did.
Cheating Refs,& the epitome of selfpromoting selfish thug players haven't finished this off?
The world is truely turning upside down.
NahBulls

United States

#7 Jan 13, 2008
Wallace calls shots...you've got to be kidding. He is a joke
miguel

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 13, 2008
i dont know why they bench him again cause they are lsing anyway and i agree with Marc they should blow this team up. THE BULLS SUCK
Lou

United States

#9 Jan 13, 2008
whadaya gonna do? forget em.
Jason

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 13, 2008
ballabigben wrote:
forget about noah. he ain't the problem. the problem is hinrich and nocioni. these guys suck. i'm looking at the first half against atlanta and man, i can't believe that paxson signed both of the guys to any contract. even the atlanta team has no respect for these guys. atlanta has them both intimidated. which doesn't take much. no defense of any kind by either. they both complain about either getting fouled on every shot that they take or every foul that is called against them. it's all a diversion from the fact that they are not starters in the nba. it appears that boylan has the same dilemna as skiles. not knowing how to bench those guys gracefully. meanwhile lets put gordon on the bench, despite the fact that he has more potential as a scorer than either of these guys. that is inane!!! these guys are both very very overmatched for the most part in the league. sure they can get lucky sometimes but, so can you or i. trade them both to the only team that would take them. UTAH!!!!
OK, I agree with you about Hinrich and Nocioni. Hinrich especially seems overmatched and out of his head this year.

But given your defending "no-defense" Gordon, then calling for the two white guys you singled out to go to Utah (where, if I'm not mistaken, Karl Malone played), I fear that your post is a little anti-White. That's cool, it's your opinion.

But you don't think Tyrus Thomas's lack of progress has been a major disappointment?

Or Joakim Noah's attitude?

Or Ben Wallace's declining skills and lack of interest half the time?

Or Chris Duhon's disappearing jump shot?

Or Luol Deng's lack of production this year, his head buried under the weight of a failed contract extension?

Those of us who don't care about race can see this: the White AND Black guys on the Bulls have both been BRUTAL this year.

Their two most consistent players?

Joe Smith and Aaron Gray.

I'll bet Utah would like both of those guys...
bill

Lombard, IL

#11 Jan 13, 2008
paxson better start doing something with this miserable team he put together. if he refuses to make some moves than he should get fired. make mike north or jay marotti the GM. they always have a lot to say so let either one try it.

“I comment, therefore, I am!”

Since: Sep 07

Wilmette, IL

#12 Jan 13, 2008
Since when do players decide who sits and why? This team is totally out of control. Time for a new gm.
ron

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 13, 2008
The guy was benched for one game, so why the players decided to bench him for two games is crazy! This isn't a boy scout group it's a basketball team with players who aren't doing their real job assgnments! Trade these folks. The only players I see as putting forth an effort are Smith and Gray,where is everybody else? It's time to make some real decisions and Paxton doesn't have what it takes. It's been a bad season and it will get worse. I haven't watched the Bulls since December 1, 2007.
Ron

Cedar Lake, IN

#14 Jan 13, 2008
Ben Wallace is a complete joke. Screw the Bulls.
Larry in Lincolnwood

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 13, 2008
Once again the Bulls are inconsequential. At this point, who cares? A bunch of way overpaid, underachieving college coddled guys who give a rats-you-know-what about the fans.
Jason is correct- the only 2 players who try to show up each time out are Joe Smith (sad when your best player just came aboard- can you imagine their record without him?) and Aaron Gray, who is marginally good but could get better if Paxson would bring back Cartwright to tutor him, or maybe Stacy King. Either come teach him something woefully lacking in the Bulls- throwing elbows. They have no one who can coldcock a player sailing down the lane like Lambeer used to do.
A collective joke.
Roy L

United States

#16 Jan 13, 2008
The inmates are now running the asylum and it shows. If management felt a one game suspension was enough and employees said it should be longer, I think it’s a team with real problems.

First, a coach agreeing to his players changing his decision shows me a coach who doesn’t have confidence in his own decisions. If the coach thought one game was enough, who are the players to say otherwise?

Second, a team voting to discipline one of its own in public, shows me a group of overpaid egotists, not a team.

Finally, who are the players that called this meeting? One has been rooted to the bench all season and the other has taken the season off while being on the floor. I might have thought a little different if the team came out today with something, but they played like they were still in the meeting.

Boylan obviously is not equipped to be a head coach at this time. If Paxson thinks he has put together a team that can win, he’d either better come down and show Jerry or find somebody that can.
clyde

Brunswick, GA

#17 Jan 13, 2008
Idiots making millions don't have to respect anything or anybody. Many that have gone before have proved that. In other words, why close the barn door now that the horse has gone? Same old same old idiocy.
VAN - BLOOMINGTON

New Albany, IN

#18 Jan 13, 2008
This player vote strikes me as unnecessary and cowardly. Noah was wrong and had already apologized once. How many of these cowardly players, who are hiding anonymously behind a dubious vote, have APOLOGIZED to the Bulls fans for their wretched play this season?
Steve S

Greenwood, IN

#20 Jan 13, 2008
Hey, great move by the Bulls! A rookie who wants to play and wants to win gets ticked off at a clueless asst. coach, and they decide to bench the rook! And guess what happens next: THE BULLS GET BEATEN BADLY.

Moral of the story: The emperor's wearing clothes -- or else.
wow

Chicago, IL

#21 Jan 13, 2008
How about the players vote that before he play again, he cuts his atrocious hair?
salamander

Frankfort, IL

#22 Jan 13, 2008
What a difference a bad season makes. People are out to tear up Paxson as if he never did anything good for the Bulls since he came back.

If they turn this ship upright and start winning games and make it to the playoffs, I wonder how many people will switch back to lauding the Bulls? Did these same guys cheer the team on last year and the year before that? Or are they all continuing to be miserable about the Bulls till they win three championships in a row again?

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