Dec 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (34) is helped up by power forward Taj Gibson (22) during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls' Taj Gibson learned how 'gangster' Mike Dunleavy was on New York subway

Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is the son of a coach. And like most children of a coach, they play the game incredibly hard.

Dunleavy is no different as he’s constantly upsetting opposing players thanks to his rough and sometimes suspect (read: dirty) play.

But it appears Dunleavy’s thugged out presence stretches well off the court too.

Rewind a few years when current Chicago Bulls teammate Taj Gibson was still in high school and accidentally bumped into Dunleavy (who was already in the NBA) on a late night ride. That was enough to prove his worth to Gibson.

Per K.C. Johnson:

Gibson’s opinion of Dunleavy the person had been formed positively by an anecdote Gibson hilariously shared earlier this season. A high school-aged Gibson ran into Dunleavy riding the New York subway alone at night. Gibson said Dunleavy, already in the NBA, gave him a head nod.

“You don’t really see NBA players on the train, especially at night,” Gibson said in early January. “That’s how gangster he was.”

Those head nod’s – man – thug stuff.

Damn it feels good to be Dunleavy.

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