As rookies James Johnson and Taj Gibson left the United Center with their pink backpacks -- a ''gift'' from Brad Miller on the first day of training camp -- Joakim Noah was asked if he participated in the rookie hazing.
''No, it would be hypocritical of me to do so,'' he said.
''I wasn't a so-called 'good rook.' I was a rebel. So I try to leave them alone.''
To prove the point, Noah told a story about how he and Aaron Gray splashed veteran Ben Wallace with water while he was getting a massage during their rookie seasons.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Noah does not haze rookies -