According to the Globe, the Bulls Mascot, Benny the Bull is denying charges that he hit KG and James Posey in the backs with tee shirts. The Bulls organization are blaming it on a member of the Indredibull promotional team who fell and accidentally hit the the two players in the backs.
Bulls officials say that the incident was a result of an accident by its promotional team, the Incredibles. One of the members apparently fell down as it was shooting t-shirts into the crowd.
“When the Incredibull member tripped, the shirts were accidentally launched in the direction of the Celtics, but they did hit the floor first according to what we saw. When it took place we did take steps to apologize to the Celtics’ bench and the referees during the timeout and let them know what happened during that same timeout," said Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam.
The Bulls have watched the incident over video.
Instead of hitting the crowd, the T-shirts hit the Celtics players. When Garnett and Posey turned to look where the shirts came from, all they saw in their vicinity was Bennie.
Bulls officials said they told the game referees what had happened. Then the referees told the Celtics bench the story. However, the Celtics did not buy the tale.
Benny the Bull may comment later today, but says he is innocent of all charges.
However, according to the Bulls officials, Benny does not speak and conduct interviews.
If it has been anyone other than James Posey, I might buy it, but the Bulls absolutely hate Posey. Bulls' fans have been heard chanting "Posey sucks" the whole time he is on the floor and last night they soundly booed him every time he touched the ball. With all that Posey hate going around, it is no wonder the Celtics didn't buy the accidental shooting story. KG was just collateral damage.