It’s Game 7. Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng are all out with various health issues. Taj Gibson played limited minutes and Joakim Noah was hobbling with plantar faciitis.
And yet here the Bulls were, on the verge of knocking the Nets out of the first round of the NBA Playoffs and in Brooklyn, no less.
That type of gutsy effort showed that Chicago really had plenty of one thing: Marbles.
However, the NBA did not want Marco Belinelli showing off his giant, invisible “marbles,” and for this gesture the shooting guard was fined $15,000.
Interestingly, no one ever suggested fining Pedro Serrano when he cracked a home run to get a very fictional Indians squad back into the win column: