If you watched the highlights of the game, they showed a bunch of clips of Lebron dancin around having a good time....I watched the whole game, and I will say that did not do justice to how much Lebron was dancing, and this was not pregame hah he was literally doing the riverdance on the baseline after a 3 pointer, it was completely excessive
Noah was right to be pissed off, it was completely showing them up and rubbing it in, he is a proud guy who has won 2 NCAA championships and isnt going to take getting showboated like that....This is exactly the same when the Cavs did all their "photoshoots" and cockiness and then bowed out like chumps in the playoffs. This is why people thought so little of Lebron leaving the Conference Finals without shaking hands, he can dish it out but obviously cant take it
You would think by this point Lebron would learn to let his game speak, thats what Kobe and Wade do and guess what their both Champions
Ohh and by the way, maybe the Cavs should show the Bulls a little more respect ecspecially since the Bulls WON their last meeting
First of all, I do not think the dancing was done to show anybody up. It was not like LeBron was dancing right in front of their bench or in front of their players. To me, it just looked like he was having a good time. Secondly, I do not feel that Joakim Noah should be the person to call him out on this. Yes, he won two NCAA championships with his stacked Florida squad, that he was indeed the outspoken leader of, but if you recall, Joakim is being quite hypocritical in this case. I as an Oregon fan, remember Joakim dancing and performing when they beat the Ducks to get to their second consecutive Final Four. Plus who can forget his ridiculous dance that he always did, and I am not sure it was always just after the game. For Joakim Noah to freak out on LeBron for having fun is a bit ridiculous. I mean, if LeBron was doing it and they were losing, he would look like a moron. If LeBron is doing when his team is doing well, than I think that is just having fun. He did not at all do it as an insult to the Bulls as a team, he was just having a good time in front of his home crowd. As far as the Cavs having respect for the Bulls, I think they do, and they remember losing to them last time, and they did what any team in the NBA would want to do to a team they respect, beat them. So, I think the Bulls honestly need to get over it, and address their situation with their insane lack of depth at big and their injured and small corp of guards. Plus, if Joakim Noah ever dances again, than he will look like even more of a tool than he already does.
He was having fun but you cant say it wasnt at their expense....What hes saying is that the Bulls are such a joke that I dont even need to be invested in the game I can just have fun and dance....I just think Lebron needs to stay foused because it is a long season and as good as he is, he needs to have that angry killers mentality like Kobe does
a complete lack of professionalism.. it didnt need to be done. he was on the court dancing while the game was in play.. act like youve been there LeBron.. not like youre in high school..
Im glad someone else agrees with me on this one
I don't care about all that to be honest. Who cares? Why do you care? He was winning and having fun. It really doesn't matter what anyone thinks, especially of all people, Joakim Noah....Joakim Noah used to do all this stuff all the time! But really, let him have fun. I'm pretty sure he wasn't doing it at the Bulls expense. I doubt at any period of time he thought "I'm going to dance to taunt or show the Bulls up." It really doesn't matter, let that man have fun as long as it's not vulgar or anything.
hell yeah noah used to do things like that while at florida when they were beating teams..like i said before if you dont liek it then just win. cuz if you losing you have no right to really say nothing
Lebron is a douchebag.
“It’s nothing against the Bulls and it’s nothing against Joakim or none of those guys,” he said. “It’s nothing about showboating on a team. I’ve seen it happen all last year. I think he (Noah) was more frustrated about the way he played as an individual. He didn’t help his team win.”
Who cares.. Lebron is a entertainer and im glad he is having some fun.. &$#%#&@! he is young, rich, and one of the best players in the NBA why not go to the games and act a fool.. Noah loves to screem and jump around like Garnett but plays soft (and he shoots like a girl).. Its a shame because when Lebron is on the the losing side he acts like a donkey...
It matters because Lebron is a damn professional and should act like one...save that for high school and college but when you play with grown men who compete for millions of dollars you cant go around dancing like a 13 yr old girl...The game is fun enough...what does dancing add to it. Its like a child flaunting his new toy in front on the other kids. Lebron needs to grow up! Imagine doing something so immature at your Job? Next time he loses maybe the sandman can come dance his lame a** off the court
Is that it was not personal. It was not high school, it was just for entertainment for his team and the fans and hell for himself. If you play basketball in a league and someone on another team danced like that on the sidelines, and it was not directed towards you, would you care? I would not, I would be more pissed at myself (ie. Noah, Joakim) for the way that I played. I think that people are missing the hypocrisy by Noah, the fact that it was a regular season game that they had handled at that point (not to mention, people do worse stuff than that after being fouled, and especially on the sidelines). People that say it was a juvenile act and that it shows how LeBron "lacks killer instinct" or maturity, are themselves incredibly immature and just seem to either have sour grapes because of where their allegiances lie or against LeBron himself. Guys, I am not saying that LeBrons dancing is cool, or that more people should do it, but I am saying that if he wants to do it, than who cares. He has a different personality than some of the other bigger name players in the league, and is that honestly a bad thing? Shaq liked to goof around and have a good time with his teammates and did that stop him from winning? Should LeBron not be able to do it because he is not a Center? I feel it is free expression and believe me, players are taunted much worse when they are losing than LeBrons damn dance.
Yeh Kobe and Wade are champions becaz they don't dance in regular season blow out games.
It had nothig to do that they had better coaches in Jackson, Riley. Also played with Shaq 1st then Odom, Gasol and Wade with Shaq and other guys.
Lebron is better than both of them right now look at the stats.
How'd Lebron do in the playoffs last year seems like he got better each series. Not his fault other guys couldn't hit shots or they had no answer for Dwight Howard. How did Kobe and Wade do when they didn't have Shaq or Gasol Kobe hasn't made it out of the 1st round even.
Stupidest thing I ever heard, last I checked a 24 year old dancing isn't showing up another team when he's done it so often.
Noah has a right to get upset but he took it too far, its not that big of a deal he let Lebron know how he didn't appreciate it while shooting before the free throw. No reason for him to keep it up.
BTW If there doing it before the game as well it has nothing to do with the Bulls or blowing them out.