Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  32 responses

Danny Granger Thinks Joakim Noah is a ‘Dirty Player’

Danny Granger and his Pacers are no longer in the Playoffs, which is a shame for the media since they’ll no longer have so many quotes to work with. From the Indy Star and Daily Herald comes Granger’s parting shot: “Granger had to be restrained from going after Bulls center Joakim Noah as the teams exchanged handshakes on the court at the end of the Bulls’ series-ending 116-89 win. Granger accused Noah of playing dirty throughout the game, taking cheap shots at Pacers, including forward Josh McRoberts, who was ejected in the third quarter. Granger was in the hallway outside the locker room using expletives to describe Noah’s play. ‘Everybody saw what Josh did and he got ejected,’ Granger said. ‘Nobody caught what happened first. It’s always the second man. (Noah) was playing dirty the whole game. My teammates got caught with it and nothing happened.’ … ‘Joakim Noah, he’s a dirty player,’ Granger said. ‘I don’t think there’s a place in the game for it. You can make hard fouls and everything, but when you start elbowing people in the face, that’s when fights start breaking out.’”

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  • AD

    he got a point there but why not pop off in the game.. you know ya wasn’t winning the series.

  • scott

    sounds like someone’s a little unhappy to be out of the playoffs. Also, if you read the full story, McRoberts straight up said Noah wasn’t playing dirty, just physical, and that he (McR) shouldn’t have reacted the way he did.
    I’m more pissed that this is a real story all over the place. stfu granger.

  • Riggs

    granger needs to stfu, because what his team did to rose is dirtier. Also he should talk to dunleavy’s ass too.

  • AD

    @ riggs the commentators even said noah was throwing elbows tho all they did to rose was knock him down based off rose momentum

  • DNz15′s

    Co-sign scott… Granger is an idiot. I guess he’s mad that he can’t put his team on his back and carry them.

  • slamfan4life

    Lol Noah is a crazy Mofo, but he aint dirty

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    KG approves of this statement.

  • Sparker

    hm, maybe he and al horford got the same advice at florida

  • AD

    granger got work on his game tho.. he shoot too many jumpshots

  • DNz15′s

    Can you imagine if the “Worm” was still playing??

  • RunNGun

    There’s always next year, Granger… in a Timberwolves uniform. LOL

  • bull22

    ironic how when indiana decided to make this series physical they seem to love dishing it out, but like a true bully, when the others get tired of it and push back, they start crying and whining…. get over it granger, season is over bro…

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    It seemed like Noah was going extra hard to impress his Grandpa in the stands….

  • Fat Lever

    Granger needs to look at the tape from Game 4, when Rose put that hammer dunk through on the baseline cut. After he lands, McRoberts throws a subtle elbow to Rose’s mug that just missed. Look in the mirror Danny.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Why don’t players realize that when they whine about other players being dirty, even if it is true, they just look like giant pu$$ies…suck it up and play.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    @fat, dont you think it would be strange if Granger looked in the mirror, and saw Josh McRoberts…

  • robb

    Indiana played way dirtier.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i saw that @fat lever. p*ssy move if you ask me.
    granger’s salty as hell, but this shows the difference between a contender vs. a pretender.
    bulls were hit with these types of fouls all series and have been nothing but classy about it, and suddenly when the pacers get bruised up, they cry to the refs.
    bully can’t take the bullying

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Sensitive thugs all need hugs.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    @boing, HAHA

  • http://de Thawindy

    Spoken like a true loser. DG is a b*tch. Just admit that your team on its best day wasnt better than Chicago on it’s worst day. Take it like a man and shake Noah’s hand. HAHAH

  • CP

    KG is some were Laughing his ass off

  • Fat Lever

    Hahaha, Boing, well played.

  • matt

    Danny Granger, u mad?

  • Groves

    noah fills a key role brilliantly on a team thats relevent, granger is a lead type player who can’t lead, carry a team or even score that efficiently

  • hambone

    he is also playing in the next round

  • Brandon

    The pacers played dirty the entire series. How many times was D Rose thrown to the ground? Drive home safely Danny Granger.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Since when did Granger become a talker and a tough guy?

  • JTaylor21

    It’s funny that Noah does the exact same thing he was b*tching KG does.

  • http://twitter.com/SnowdaJake SnowdaJake

    I’m sure hes cool with the Jeff Foster elbows though.

  • mj23

    stop hating they played hard damn people they were the 8 seed and they gave some problems for the bulls and no i am not a pacers fan :) give credit when the credit is due :P

  • http://google c_cantrell

    Whats up with all the smiley faces? Gay.