December 05, 2009
James scored 23 points, added 11 assists and showed his enthusiasm for the win with dance moves while on the bench late in the game and while on the court in the second half. During one timeout, James danced to House of Pain's 1992 hit single "Jump Around" and mugged for the crowd with 'mate Danny Green(notes).
Midway through the fourth quarter, and with the game clearly in hand for the Cavs, Noah called James out at the free throw line.
After the game, neither man wanted to go into much detail about the incident.
"When you're losing the way you're losing, guys just rubbing it in your face and dancing like that — I have a lot of respect for LeBron; its just a frustrating situation," Noah said.
James' response, while moonwalking across the locker room floor: "It's nothing against the Bulls, it's nothing against Joakim or any of those guys. It's not something that's new. We have fun, and we love to play the game of basketball. It's nothing about showboating; that's not what we do. I think he was frustrated by the way he played, maybe, as an individual, didn't help his team win."