Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah reportedly told security guards that a Cleveland Cavaliers fan spat at him during Game 2 of their playoff series on Wednesday night.
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Noah has a history with Cleveland, and the fans let him know about it when he returned for Game 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Cavaliers this week.
However, according to reports that animosity spilled over on Wednesday night when he had to inform a security guard that a fan had spat on him while footage emerged of a confrontation with one the next day.
It is unclear as to whether or not these are the same incidents, but the Bulls center has risked receiving a fine or even a suspension from the league for putting his hands on a spectator.
While Noah obviously didn’t hurt the fan as it was just a gentle push, it will not be something that the NBA finds acceptable as he was clearly irritated as he made his way back to the locker room at half-time and let that boil over.
It remains to be seen what the league decides to do and whether or not he misses game time because of it, but there is likely to be more fall-out from the situation in the coming days while he will still return to the Quicken Loans Arena later in the series.
Meanwhile, he also had a run in with Ohio State prospect Cardale Jones, although he insisted in an interview on Thursday that he had no issue with the quarterback and hadn’t even heard of him prior to the story coming out of their ‘feud’ after Wednesday’s game.
— Steven Ray (@Brownsplayboy) May 7, 2015