By Brendan Maloy
December 20, 2013

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.

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