Bulls’ Noah gets in confrontation with Wizards security

Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) attempts to intervene in a scuffle between the Wizards' Nene and teammate Jimmy Butler during Game 3.

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Joakim Noah is a passionate basketball player, and his passion for the game doesn’t ebb during practice.

During the Chicago Bulls pregame shoot-around on Friday, Washington Wizards security manager Jackie Miles began screaming at the Bulls players to leave the court so the Wizards could begin their own practice, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley.

Noah, who tends to be the last Bull on the practice court, began screaming back at Miles, telling him to "get the (bleep) out of here, I’€™m not done.  . . .  get the (bleep) out of here."

The two then shared a heated, expletive-laced conversation, all while Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau talked with the media not far from the court.

The confrontation may not have fired up Noah to have a big game — he scored just six points –€“ but the Bulls did beat the Wizards for their first win of the series. Chicago trails 2-1.