There's a story in Yahoo Sports about Kimberly Noah getting suspended by his team for a game.Chicago Bulls rookie Joakim Noah was benched for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks -- by his teammates.
They delivered a unanimous vote after the rookie from Florida was involved in a confrontation with assistant coach Ron Adams in practice before Friday's game at Philadelphia.
Noah was inactive for the Philadelphia game for internal disciplinary reasons, but the players told interim coach Jim Boylan one game was not enough.It looks like Kimberly was not really ready to make the jump to the NBA, with his head being up his rear end and all. But I'm sure he took the news with equanimity - just a few screams and chest thumps.
Somehow this sort of thing doesn't surprise me. From what I saw of him at Florida, it seemed to me that he thought basketball was pretty much an individual sport. He was obviously a good player, but just as obviously a jerk. In my opinion, lots of guys like Noah could really benefit from spending time under a coach who coached the whole person, not just the basketball player.
Something tells me that Afflalo is not going to get benched by his teammates.