No, he doesn’t feel bad about the Big Mac part. Everybody loves Big Macs. That special sauce is just so damn SPECIAL. What Noah regrets is chucking up a last-second three in an already clinched victory, rubbing defeat in the face of his opponent.
Leading 99-93 over the Orlando Magic with 3.8 seconds remaining in the game Tuesday, Noah launched a three that unfortunately didn’t find the bottom of the net. Now why would he do this, you ask? Because the Bulls have a promotion that if the team scores over 100 points in a game, BIG MACS FOR EVERYONE. Noah, considerate citizen that he is, wasn’t willing to let this opportunity pass his loyal United Center fans by.
Except after practice yesterday, we found out that Bulls head coach Tom Thibideau gave him a talking to. And now he’s presumably sorry (via ESPN):
“‘You have to respect the game because you never know what can happen in a game. I just got caught up in the moment and I was trying to get the people a Big Mac. They really wanted a Big Mac (judging by how loud the crowd was getting) and I felt like, not only did I take the shot and miss the shot, we didn’t even get the Big Mac. Next time, I won’t take that 3-pointer.'”
Look, guys: they REALLY wanted Big Macs. The noise of growling stomachs was deafening.
In other important news, this bring’s Noah’s career three-point totals to a whopping 0-5.