Bulls' Joakim Noah Infuriates Head Coach and Magic Players with Big Mac Shot

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 8, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls gives instructions to Joakim Noah #13 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the 76ers 103-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Joakim Noah is a man of the people and will do what he can to get them delicious Big Macs for free. 

Although his role as some sort of fast-food Robin Hood seems to have rubbed some people the wrong way. 

SI.com reports Noah caused quite the stir by shooting a three-pointer at the end of Tuesday night's 99-93 victory over the Magic. 

Certainly, Noah shooting anything from distance is cause for concern, but this one took place as the Bulls had the game in hand and was done simply to appease fans who were hoping to get a free burger. 

As the report notes, Bulls fans get a free Big Mac from local McDonald's when the team wins and scores over 100 points during a game at the United Center. 

As the clock ticked to zero, Noah heaved a prayer and both his head coach and the Magic players are pretty annoyed. 

ESPN Chicago reports head coach Tom Thibodeau spoke with his player and reprimanded him for the silly shot but made sure to keep that discussion private. 

It must have worked because Noah was a changed man after the game. 

I got caught up in the moment. I regret it a little bit. It wasn't a good shot.

You have to respect the game because you never know what can happen in a game. I just got caught up in the moment and I was trying to get the people a Big Mac. They really wanted a Big Mac (judging by how loud the crowd was getting) and I felt like, not only did I take the shot and miss the shot, we didn't even get the Big Mac. Next time, I won't take that 3-pointer.

It really was a shot only Andrew Bynum would love and it served to anger some of the Orlando Magic players who felt slighted. 

The report also points to the Orlando Sentinel who received word from a pair of players. 

“It was unnecessary,” Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick said when he was asked Wednesday night about Noah’s shot. Orlando point guard Ish Smith said: “We noticed, and hopefully it won’t happen again.”

Some people just want to watch the world burn. 

This happens all over the nation. Here in Los Angeles, fans get free Jack in the Box tacos which leads to a great many chants of, "we want tacos."

Fans love free stuff, even if they happen to be a greasy, lukewarm burger or a pair of tacos. 

More importantly, athletes love to appease the screaming masses. Look for this to pop up again on some other team later in the year. 

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