Video: Bulls’ Joakim Noah smiles, claps as Heat’s Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers argue
The NBA — arguably the funniest of the major professional sports — doesn’t get any funnier than this.
During the third quarter of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Heat and Bulls, Chris Bosh absolutely ripped into Mario Chalmers during a stoppage in play. The animated discussion involved raised voices and all sorts of gesticulations. As their meeting of the minds continued, Joakim Noah snuck into the picture, clapping his hands in Bosh’s direction and smiling widely at the teammate-versus-teammate frustration.
The Heat went on to win Game 3 104-94 to take a 2-1 series lead. Bosh finished with 20 points (on eight-for-16 shooting), 19 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 42 minutes. Chalmers added nine points (on three-for-six shooting) and three assists in 24 minutes. Noah had 15 points (on six-for-12 shooting), 11 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in 42 minutes in a losing effort. He also received a technical foul for shoving Chris “The Birdman” Andersen.