Jordan Bell’s become a rising star among the Warriors, although he could’ve been that with the Bulls. During the NBA draft, the Bulls picked Bell and later traded him to the Warriors for cash considerations worth $3.5 million. Ever since that happened, Bulls fans have been reminding themselves of what could’ve been — as the Bulls stumble through rebuilding mode, Bell’s thriving with the Warriors, enough to get praise from Steve Kerr.
So on Friday, the Warriors hosted the Bulls, and aside from Kerr battling his old team again, there was the “Jordan Bell vs. cash considerations” narrative lingering in the background. Kerr knew that going in, and he decided to troll the Bulls for their draft decision.
Steve Kerr absolutely started Jordan Bell against the Bulls on purpose.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) November 25, 2017
And Bell definitely wanted to remind the Bulls of their lost opportunity, because he couldn’t stop doing the money sign:
Jordan Bell w/ the cash considerations gesture during intros pic.twitter.com/Ajm9SC4ZKp— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) November 25, 2017
He even shouted “3.5” after making a big play:
Jordan Bell makes a money gesture and says 3.5 after the and 1!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/PMQ5MljiLx— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) November 25, 2017
After the game, Bell got one more joke for Chicago:
Jordan Bell did the money sign during intros: "I just wanted to see how cash considerations was playing over there."— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) November 25, 2017
So yeah, things are not great for Bulls fans! ESPN’s Chris Herring pretty much sums it all up here:
Bulls could look back a year or two from now and be totally happy w this rebuild. But Bulls fans aren't bout to let the Jordan Bell thing go if he continues to play well.— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) November 25, 2017
(And he’ll keep playing well.)