Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 4
Actions have consequences, as Joakim Noah has now learned.
After his outburst—and you could probably find a more extreme word to describe his reaction to being ejected—Noah has now been fined by the league, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears:
Those are some expensive F-bombs.
Noah has commented on his fine. Via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
Joakim Noah has never been one to keep his emotions bottled up. On Monday night, we saw a prime example of that going terribly wrong.
Noah offered a postgame apology for the incident, via the Chicago Tribune:
I shouldn't have acted that way. I apologize, I'm sorry to all three of the referees out there. They're trying to do their jobs. ... I hope they accept my apology and I hope we can move on from this.
The premature exit ended Noah's double-digit rebounding streak at 18 games, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.