Bulls’ Taj Gibson Facing Suspension?
If that didn’t make enough of an impression, (Taj) Gibson also served as the team’s emotional leader after getting tangled up with (Elton) Brand, the former Bull.
After they hit the deck fighting for a loose ball near the Bulls bench, the two exchanged elbows and Gibson appeared to graze Brand’s jaw with a forearm. The officials used replay to review the incident, and both were assessed technical fouls.
“I have a lot of respect for Elton Brand,” he said. “I look up to him. It’s good for basketball, guys going hard for their team.”
There was talk that the league would consider suspending Gibson because of his blow to Brand’s face.
“Suspended?” Gibson said “I didn’t intentionally try to elbow him. I was just trying to play hard for my team. I’m not worried about that.”