It was a pretty ugly weekend for the Chicago Bulls. On Friday night, they got sandblasted by the Craboliers in Cleveland. Then, on Saturday night, the Bulls lost by 32 points in Chicago to the Toronto Craptors. Mind you, the Craptors are ranked dead last in Defensive Rating (116.6 points allowed per 100 possessions)...and the Bulls scored only 78 points against them. At home. I half-expected David Stern to demote the Bulls to the D-League after the way they stunk up the Association this weekend.
To make things worse, they got extra punk'd in both cases.
For starters, King Crab threw a little dance party at the Bulls' expense:
Joakim Noah didn't like that. Not one bit.
I'm not sure what Hubie Brown was so confused about. Back in his coaching days -- particularly when he was coaching the New York Knicks in the mid-1980s -- Hubie would have lost his shit if, say, Larry Bird had started dancing all over the place during the fourth quarter of a 20-point Boston Celtics blowout. (Not that Larry ever would have been that classless.)
Said Noah: "When you're losing the way you're losing and guys are rubbing it in your face, dancing and all that. I have a lot of respect for LeBron. It's just a frustrating situation."
It sure is.
As for LeBron, here was his douchebag response: "It's nothing against the Bulls and it's nothing against Joakim or none of those guys. It's nothing about showboating on a team. I've seen it happen all last year. I think he [Noah] was more frustrated about the way he played as an individual. He didn't help his team win."
Nice. I wonder how he'd react to an opponent boogying up and down the court if the Crabs were getting their asses kicked. Of course, this is the same guy who thinks thinks "winners" don't have to display good sportsmanship after tough playoff losses. So naturally he's not going to think anything about busting a move in the face of his fallen foes. Hey, he's King James, right? I guess kings get to make up their own rules for oncourt behavior. Next up: LeBron will squat and take a dump on the Celtics' leprechaun logo if the Crabs win in Boston.
What Jarrett Jack did to the Bulls on Saturday night wasn't as openly disrespectful, but it was just as embarrassing. Actually, it was more embarrassing.