Noah on Boston's Garnett: 'He's a dirty player'
April 18, 2010 12:20 PM | 1 Comment
By K.C. Johnson
CLEVELAND -- As the league ponders whether to suspend Celtics forward Kevin Garnett for hitting Heat swingman Quentin Richardson in the face with an elbow, Bulls center Joakim Noah offered his opinion about Garnett.
"I'm going to say it: He's a dirty player," Noah said following Bulls practice Sunday.
Asked if he felt Garnett should be suspended, Noah went even stronger with his criticism.
"I don't make the decisions," Noah said. "But he's always swinging elbows man. I'm hurting right now because of an elbow he threw. It's unbelievable. He's a dirty player. It's one thing to be competitive and compete. But don't be a dirty player man. He's a dirty player.
"That's messed up. I'm really excited about that (Heat-Celtics) series. It's going to be fun. I hope they put (Jamaal) Magloire in."
Jamaal Magloire is a rarely-used big man for the Heat, with the obvious implication that he would foul Garnett hard.
"He knows what he's doing," Noah said. "It's messed up. It's wrong. It's not right. And then after that to say . . . whatever I shouldn't even be talking about this stuff. It's crazy."