Joakim Noah couldn’t have known that the woman who shoved her middle finger in his face after being ejected in Game 2 was none other than Filomena Tobias, a woman with a backstory so wild, it could be a Hollywood movie or at least a Lifetime original.
After Thursday’s practice at the Berto Center, Noah was asked about the incident and the big man just shrugged it off, although he did say it wasn’t a whole lot of fun being flipped off by a fan.
"Do you have fun when somebody sticks their middle finger in your face?" Noah said to ESPN Chicago. “It's all good. It's all part of the process."
Tom Thibdoeau also brushed the incident aside, saying his team has bigger and more important things to worry about than some unruly fan.
"You can't get wrapped up in stuff that's not important," Thibodeau said. "The important stuff is to concentrate on doing your job and to have the toughness, the physical and mental and emotional toughness, to get through all the things that you have to go through on the road. For the most part, Jo has done a good job with that, but as a team we let our emotion get to us. We can't do that."
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