NBA Temporarily Shuts Down the F-Bomb
No, it's not a new epidemic. The F-Bomb is dropped almost everywhere.
Even when I make a conscious effort not to use it, the word seemingly slips out at the most inopportune times.
Joakim Noah understands how I feel, except that his outburst was caught, on film, and at a public forum.
Although I can understand Noah's frustration, spouting verbal expletives at referees is no way to free oneself from that recurring annoyance.
The Bulls are on the wrong side of .500 right now, and Noah is obviously distraught. Noah is the epitome of a 'hustle player' and doesn't believe in the notion of tanking a season. Face it, the Bulls aren't just treading water. Even with Derrick Rose out for a second consecutive year and Luol Deng being traded, the Bulls -- specifically, their roster -- aren't giving in. They still play rugged, hard-nosed defense, thanks to their coach, Tom Thibodeau, who exemplifies what a defensive-minded guru is.
Despite their stout defense, the Bulls just aren't that good. They can't compete against the juggernauts because they lack athleticism and a prolific offensive threat.
That frustration resurfaced when Chicago faced the Sacramento Kings, who were outplaying the Bulls. Noah was thoroughly displeased with the officiating, and after a second technical in the third quater, he unleashed his pure venom with a simple "F*** you" to all three officials.
And I'm sure his grandmother was proud.
After the game, Noah was apologetic, realizing that he had let his emotions get the better of him.
Despite his apology, he was fined $15,000 -- $5000 per utterance -- but avoided a suspension. So, was it his conscience or his wallet doing the talking afterward?
What did we learn from this story?
F-Bombs are f***ing expensive and shouldn't be expressed in public forums unless you have enough money to cover the cost of your vile tongue.