Joakim Noah was ejected during the third quarter of the Bulls' 99-70 loss to the Sacramento Kings last night, but it wasn't before he let fly with some parting words to the refereeing crew. He did apologize after the game.
“I’m really disappointed. I shouldn’t have acted that way. I apologize, I’m sorry to all three referees out there. They’re out there trying to do their jobs and I should never have said the things that I said. I hope they accept my apology and I hope I can move on from this,” Noah explained. “I think I was just frustrated
with the game. You gotta give Sacramento a lot of credit. They played really well, they deserve to win and we’ve got to step it up, but I think I was just frustrated with the way the game was going. I was frustrated with the call, but it doesn’t give me the right to do what I did. I deserve to get ejected, and it was just a bad decision on my part.”
Noah will likely face a fine and suspension from the league office for his actions.
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