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Joakim Noah 'regret' after trying 3-pointer to win burgers for Bulls fans

Bulls fans can get a free Big Mac if the team scores 100 points in a home win, so when the ball fell to Noah with three seconds left, there was only one thing to do.

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JOAKIM NOAH IS not known for shooting three-pointers so when the Chicago Bulls centre tried — and missed – a long-range attempt to satisfy fans hoping for free hamburgers, he found himself chatting with his coach.

Chicago fans can receive a free McDonald’s Big Mac if the Bulls score 100 points in a home victory.

The Bulls were leading Orlando 99-93 with 3.8 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s contest when Noah, egged on by the crowd, fired from three-point range and missed.

ESPNChicago reported Wednesday that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had spoken to Noah about the incident, although he declined to divulge what was said.

“I talked to him about it, but I’m going to keep that private,” Thibodeau said.

“I regret it a little bit,” Noah said after the game. “It wasn’t a good shot.

“You have to respect the game because you never know what can happen in a game,” he added. “I just got caught up in the moment and I was trying to get the people a Big Mac.”

Although Noah scored 20 points with nine rebounds and four assists in the victory, he was an unlikely candidate to deliver from three-point range.

It was just his fifth three-point attempt since he entered the NBA in 2007, and he hasn’t hit one yet.

- © AFP, 2012

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