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Joakim Noah, Kendrick Perkins Exchange Post-Game Words in OKC

The two centers have a heated exchange in the Thunder locker room after Thursday night's game

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Noah, Kendrick Perkins Exchange Post-Game Words in OKC

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While waiting to speak to former Bulls guard Thabo Sefolosha, Joakim Noah was ejected from the Oklahoma City Thunder locker room by Kendrick Perkins after their game on Thursday night.

Things got a little heated between Joakim Noah and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins after Thursday night’s game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Apparently, Perkins took exception to Noah being in the Thunder locker room while waiting to speak to former Bulls swingman Thabo Sefolosha.

According to a CSN Chicago report, Sefolosha had visited the visitors locker room to speak with Noah, before inviting him into the Thunder’s home locker room, in which the following exchange between Noah and Perkins took place:

Perkins: "They just let anybody in the locker room?"
Noah: "C'mon man."
Perkins: "I'm just asking though."
Noah: "C'mon man."
Perkins: "Just let anybody in the locker room now?"
Noah: "You want me to wait outside?"
Perkins: "I'm just saying, though."
Noah: "If you want me to wait outside, I'll wait outside."
Perkins: "Get your a** up outta here."
Noah: "Aight."

Later, with Noah walking back to the team bus, he passed Perkins in the hallway and more words were exchanged between the two, but things didn’t escalate any further than that.

It’s worth noting the Bulls have an open policy with regard to former players coming into their locker room, whether at home or on the road.

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