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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

From the just-when-you-thought-it-couldn't-get-any-worse category: Chicago Bulls forward and former UF 7-footer Joakim Noah reportedly had to be separated from Bulls center Ben Wallace after the team's blowout loss against the Orlando Magic last night.

Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune wrote that players on Chicago's bench carried an indifferent attitude as the team struggled through a 20-plus-point deficit late in the game. That apparently steamed Noah, who played the entire fourth quarter and posted his first-career double-double.

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Noah, in a radio interview Wednesday, denied the confrontation took place.

But Noah's comments further confuse the situation.

"What makes me mad is there was no media when this stuff happened [in Orlando]," Noah told Chicago's WSCR-AM (670). "So I don’t understand who's telling you guys this?"

What "stuff" is Noah talking about if he is denying the confrontation took place?

True or false, it's another black eye in a season full of haymakers thrown at the struggling Bulls.

Chicago Tribune article: chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/cs-080115chicagobullsorlandomagic,1,4210710.story

Chicago Sun-Times article: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bulls/743422,noah011608.article

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