Following last night’s 113-103 road win vs. the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic gave his take on the team’s reported ‘locker room dispute’ in Minnesota a few days ago.
(via Five Reasons Sports Network):
Vucevic: “Nothing that happened was a big deal. You’re in a professional sport, you’re in the NBA, or any professional league, you’re gonna have arguments with your teammates. That’s part of it.”
Reporter: “But it could lead to lingering or bigger things. I mean, that’s happened before.”
Vucevic: “Yeah. If you’re sensitive and soft. Yeah. But if you’re really about winning, if you really care about doing the right thing, then no. Something goes on and guys get to argue, it comes from a good place. It’s never personal. I don’t think that’s gonna be the case here. I think guys are tough enough to take it and respond. It’s part of it. When you play competitive sports, you want to win. When you’re all about winning, that’s gonna happen. In the heat of the moment, things are not going well, losing streak, whatever it is, it’s gonna happen. I saw it before the game and I was surprised it even came out, and that people made a big deal about it. It’s happened to me a lot of times. I’ve been around it a lot of times. It happens. You move on. And that’s it.”