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NBA Makes Joakim Noah Change Clothes

Inured Bulls center Joakim Noah was asked by the NBA to change clothes during the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Pacers

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NBA Makes Joakim Noah Change Clothes

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The NBA didn't feel that Joakim Noah was dressed appropriately enough as he sat on the bench in street clothes Monday night when the Bulls took on the Pacers, so they made him change.

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Joakim Noah missed his third straight game on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers as he once again deals with the plantar fasciitis issues that have slowed him before in his career. But even when he’s not playing, he’s a fixture on the bench and can be seen on the sidelines supporting his teammates.

Monday night was no different until someone from the NBA approached him about his wardrobe and told him that it was inappropriate dress for the sidelines.

"I don't even know, really," Noah told ESPN Chicago. "They told me I wasn't dressed appropriately so I changed."

The articles of attire in question appear to be a sweater and v-neck T-shirt beneath a sport coat. The NBA’s dress code stipulates that a player not in uniform must dress in “business or conservative attire” while arriving or departing during a scheduled game or on the bench when injured.

Why Noah’s sweater was an issue is a mystery as it certainly qualified as “conservative,” but the big man complied and changed clothes, returning to the bench wearing a blue striped shirt and blue blazer, most likely borrowed from someone on the team.

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