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Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

Posted on: April 27, 2011 12:57 am
Edited on: April 27, 2011 1:08 am
 
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger calls Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah a "dirty player." Posted by Ben Golliver.
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The Chicago Bulls eliminated the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night but the Pacers did not go quietly into that good night.

No, Pacers forward Danny Granger, who opened the series by saying he thought the Boston Celtics were better than the Bulls, got in multiple shots at Bulls center Joakim Noah. Noah was involved in skirmishes with both Josh McRoberts and Tyler Hansbrough. McRoberts was ejected from Game 5 after retaliating to a Noah elbow.

Granger put it very bluntly to the Associated Press: "He's a dirty player, honestly."

ESPNChicago.com took down Granger's extended comments.
"He pulled a cowardly move," Granger said. "He cheap-shotted a couple of my teammates, and one gets thrown out ... 
"The refs never catch what he did ... it's cowardly. And I'm going to say something about it. I wanted to say something about it all the way to the game was over. I just don't think the game should be played that way. You can play hard and fight and battle, but when you start cheap-shotting people it gets out of hand."
Granger is developing a reputation for smack talk after he threatened violence against the Toronto Raptors back in March.

Look, to their credit, the Pacers were pretty much delusional throughout this series. They were convinced they could win, they played extraordinarily hard, they were badly outmatched and they didn't give up. It's a frustrating feeling to give it your all and still wind up short. 

Obviously, the frustration boiled over here. For Granger, the frustration runs particularly deep because he's a third tier superstar in a small market with no hope of attracting a running mate. He's stuck and he knows it. This is his destiny: being bullied by the league's best teams year after year.

Even given those circumstances, though, there's no excuse. Go out the bigger person with your head held high. Be remembered for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.
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Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

btw that was in response to a post by SouTHSider77... in no way do i think Noah is a dirty player. he's a tough and scrappy player who maximizes his talents... period

Not quite, the below will be the period....

Why don't you go get a wha burger and some french cries...

Oh yeah...Def Leppard and the Bulls suck

Read more at my blog



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

btw that was in response to a post by SouTHSider77... in no way do i think Noah is a dirty player. he's a tough and scrappy player who maximizes his talents... period! 



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

absolutely agree with everything but one thing... Loozer isn't dirty he's just horribly over paid and overrated, he's worse than Bogans in my eyes... wish the bulls could get their money back for his contract 



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 11:31 am
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

Obviously, the frustration boiled over here. For Granger, the frustration runs particularly deep because he's a third tier superstar in a small market with no hope of attracting a running mate. He's stuck and he knows it. This is his destiny: being bullied by the league's best teams year after year.

Even given those circumstances, though, there's no excuse. Go out the bigger person with your head held high. Be remembered for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

Did he actually type that crap?

You are a complete clown/homer.....



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 11:29 am
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

Ya gotta face it...Noah is a bitch and what comes around...goes around.

Howard/Horford will have his number

Bulls go down in 5..maybe 6

One man show and some bigs that suck



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

Noah looks like a WNBA player. He just has that look that screams TRANNY!!! Heat vs. Lakers Finals



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Danny Granger: Joakim Noah is a 'dirty player'

Granger really needs to shut up. I happen to be a high school basketball official I saw nothing wrong with what Noad did in the last game. I on the other head would have  given many flagrant fouls to the pacers through on the series. Hard fouls are find but when the defender swats at the offensive player head thats wrong. The NBA did fine a couple of Pacers players because they were flagrant fouls. Last parting shot ,the Referees need to grow some balls and call the game the way its suppose to be called.


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