Joakim Noah was reportedly escorted off the bench during the second quarter of the Bulls game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night due to a poor fashion choice. Noah violated the NBA’s policy which requires all inactive players who sit on the bench to wear a jacket.
ESPN first reported on the “incident:”
“I don’t even know really,” Noah said. “They told me I wasn’t dressed appropriately so I changed.”
During the game Noah was taking taunts from fans in stride including one fan who barked out, “Hey Noah, nice skinny jeans!” Noah responded by giving the fan a thumbs up.
Noah admitted that it was the first time in a while he was dressed in that kind of attire.
“That’s not really my style,” he said. “But I want to be out there with my guys.”
Noah then returned to the bench at the start of the second half wearing a blue-striped shirt. He also switched out of his black suit blazer and borrowed Randy Brown‘s blue blazer. Apparently the sweater was the problem under the league’s fashion code of conduct.