The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated a shorthanded Chicago Bulls squad Thursday night, and big men Joakim Noah and Kendrick Perkins got into an awkward exchanged after the game. Noah was brought into the Thunder's locker room by former Bulls teammate Thabo Sefolosha and Perkins demanded Noah leave. Here's the exchange, captured by Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:
Was interviewing Thabo during Noah/Perk locker room argument. Here's exactly what was said: pic.twitter.com/QPlkC0QlX5— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 20, 2013
Sefolosha and Noah played together on the Bulls before Sefolosha was traded to Oklahoma City during the 2008-2009 season. Sefolosha has stated he keeps in touch with Noah and Luol Deng as recently as 2012, but it's unusual to bring an opponent into the team's locker room.
Nothing came of it, Noah ultimately left and boarded the Bulls' bus, and the Thunder continued enjoying their latest victory in an eight-game winning streak that has boosted them to the best record in the NBA. No other Thunder players were involved in the "altercation," though they did acknowledge it was odd Noah was in their locker room and blamed Sefolosha for creating the strange situation.