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Bulls empathize with Joakim Noah

Updated: May 23, 2011, 5:42 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

MIAMI -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng said center Joakim Noah has to do a better job of controlling his emotions, but Deng understood why Noah got upset at a fan during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.

Noah was fined $50,000 for the anti-gay slur he directed -- and was captured by TNT cameras -- at the fan on Sunday.

"But at the same time, there's times where a fan like that, honestly I feel like jumping in the crowd and hitting him," Deng said. ...

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