Cardale Jones no fan of Bulls forward Joakim Noah

The disdain between the SEC and the rest of college football extends beyond the football field -- all the way to an NBA court.

Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah, a former Florida star, took apparent exception to Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones firing up the Cleveland Cavaliers' home crowd Wednesday by calling for another championship to be brought to Ohio. The Buckeyes, of course, won the national championship with a win over Oregon in January.

According to one amateur lip-reader, Noah responded "You ain't in the SEC."

Jones, in turn, fired back:

Jones sent another tweet indicating he would be heckling Noah, along with the rest of the Cavs crowd, for the balance of the team's playoff series with the Bulls. Perhaps Noah forgot that it was Ohio State who knocked the SEC's representative -- Alabama -- out of the inaugural College Football Playoff with a 42-35 win in the Sugar Bowl, although Noah said Thursday that he didn't know who Jones was until Thursday morning. That's a good dig, but count us as skeptical that Noah is unfamiliar with Jones.

Turns out, Noah wasn't the only one to draw Jones' ire on Twitter. Jones' teammate Ezekiel Elliott threw out the first pitch before a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Tuesday. Jones went on a Twitter crusade to do the same in Cleveland ...

Given Jones' rapidly rising hero status in the city of Cleveland, this promises to be quite the moment.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter *@ChaseGoodbread*.

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