Adam Silver didn't have to wait long to pass down his first act of justice as commissioner, it appears. Bulls center Joakim Noah has been fined $15,000 for his outburst directed at the officials on Monday night against the Kings, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
The Chicago big man went on a profanity-laced tirade after a questionable foul call was levied against him, aggressively gesturing and cursing toward each official on the floor. Cameras showed the demonstrative Noah screaming "F--- you!" to all three of them, one by one. He would later apologize.
This from Nick Friedell's report at ESPN Chicago.
"I'm really disappointed," Noah said. "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."
Noah, who picked up his first technical less than three minutes earlier, earned the second after reacting to a foul call.
"I hope they accept my apology, and I hope I can move on from this,'' he said.
The Bulls were awful on Monday night, and the Noah ejection wouldn't help matters. Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins would go on to finish with 25 points and 16 rebounds in a 99-70 Sacramento win.