All this Big Smack over Big Macs?

Some Magic players were irritated Tuesday night after center Joakim Noah attempted a failed 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left and the Bulls leading by six at 99-93.

Noah was merely trying to push the Bulls over the 100-point mark so fans at the United Center could receive a free Big Mac.

“It was unnecessary,” said J.J. Redick.

“We noticed, and hopefully it won’t happen again,” Ish Smith said.

That’s right. The Magic might end up in the draft lottery, but they will not be disrespected or take the brunt of a hamburger promotion.

Uh......seriously?

The Magic should have been ticked off enough DURING the game to keep the Bulls from getting close to the McBarrier. They should have, ahem, stopped Noah more.

Noah, with his flying knuckleball of a shot, accounted for 20 points and nine rebounds.

Actually, if it’s one person in the entire arena I’d want to take a last-second 3, it's Noah, who hasn’t made a long-range shot in 334 career games.

If it was, say, Kirk Hinrich, then maybe the Magic had a case to make in what they felt was a  rub-it-in shot attempt.

In fact, if you’re a Bulls fan, you are peeved that it wasn’t Hinrich or some other shooter launching the drive for two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun.

What are teams supposed to when it agrees to such giveaway promotions? Take a knee?

Noah did exactly what he should have done with his Big Mac attack. It’s always a nice gesture for fans who pay outlandish prices for tickets, even if it isn’t good for their diet.

  

Brian Schmitz is the Magic Insider for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at bschmitz@tribune.com. And you can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@magicinsider.