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Kendrick Perkins cut short Joakim Noah's locker room visit

Joakim Noah leads the Bulls with 9.5 rebounds per game. (Jesse D. Garrabant/National Basketball) Joakim Noah leads the Bulls with 9.5 rebounds per game. (Jesse D. Garrabant/National Basketball)

Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins became upset when Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls entered the Thunder's locker room after OKC's 107-95 win on Thursday night, according to Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com.

Noah was visiting former Bulls guard Thabo Shefolosha, but when he arrived, he was quickly confronted by Perkins, who felt a visiting player should not be in their home locker room. After a brief exchange, Noah returned to the Bulls' area.

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Perkins: "They just let anybody in the locker room?"

Noah: "C'mon, man."

Perkins: "I'm just asking though."

Noah: "C'mon, man."

Perkins: "Just let anybody in the locker room now?"

Noah: "You want me to wait outside?"

Perkins: "I'm just saying, though."

Noah: "If you want me to wait outside, I'll wait outside."

Perkins: "Get your a-- up outta here."

Noah: "Aight."

The two centers exchanged words briefly again in the parking facility but the altercation did not escalate further.

Chicago has an open door policy in its home locker rooms regarding former players.
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