Why does it have to be like that, G-Wiz?
After faking nice, the Washington Wizards mascot, better known as G-Wiz, played an evil trick on Bulls center Robin Lopez.
The mascot flipped a card that read "best friends" and pointed at Lopez to the backside, which instead had "nose picker" written on it. Ice cold.
But when you mess with RoLo, you're going to pay the price. Lopez, who is known to chop it up with mascots on more than a few occassions, put G-Wiz in his seat with a heavy push. For good measure, he then stomped G-Wiz's sign into oblivion.
You come at the king, you best not miss.
Watch the playful fight in the video above.
Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
TNT Bulls are back this week as the team heads into a crucial stretch.
Currently, the Bulls sit half a game back of the Miami Heat for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and with just eight games remaining on the schedule, each contest is essentially a must-win.
So, yes, Thursday would be a great time for Jimmy Butler and company to summon their TNT alter ego. The Bulls have sealed 18 straight victories when playing on TNT Thursday, an improbable feat considering those games are usually reserved for two of the NBA's best.
To continue that run, they'll have to down Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are also fighting for playoff positioning -- albeit at the top of the conference. Good thing the Bulls have a tendency to get up for big games.
"The Bulls play up and down to their competition," Bulls Pregame and Postgame analyst Kendall Gill said. "They've been doing that the whole season."
After Cleveland, the Bulls get set to battle another playoff squad, the Atlanta Hawks.
Watch the video above to see Schanowski, Gill and Perdue break down the matchups.