By Paul M. Banks
See the video below to watch Ben Gordon meeting the media following his first game in Chicago as a member of the opposition. Not just any opponent, but the Bulls’ biggest rival, the Detroit Pistons.
The Chicago crowd was full of boos for Ben Gordon as he returned to where he played his entire career prior to this season. Perhaps those boos were far from being deserved. Nevertheless, Gordon led the Pistons with 18 pts on 6-16 shooting, but just 2-8 from beyond the arc. The Bulls beat their rival Detroit 92-85 to end a 5 game losing streak. Joakim Noah on the Chicago crowd booing BG,
“It was kind of weird. I feel like he made people happy here but its just the way it is. I had a lot of fun playing with him and he did a lot of great things for this organization.”
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro “I think the fans respect what he did here. He is with the Pistons now. It was nothing that I did not expect from the fans.” If this reminds you of Jerry Seinfeld’s famous “rooting for sports is like rooting for clothes” routine. Noah had this appropriate soundbite “It’s a business. It’s not like college, that’s for sure. There’s just so much money involved. That’s just the way it is.”