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Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Joakim Noah Uses Body Double As Decoy In New Spot For Swingman Jerseys

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Dwight Howard used a mini-me for his body double. Andrew Wiggins’ model forgot that he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. And Damian Lillard opted for preparation over likeness with his Swingman. Joakim Noah’s stand-in, though, is clearly the best and most committed actor yet. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Joakim Noah Gets Amped With Smelling Salts

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We’ve all seen how emotional Bulls center Joakim Noah can get in the heat of a game. But perhaps he’s been added by a little something from Bulls athletic trainer, Jeff Tanaka? Before last night’s double OT thriller agains the Mavs, Noah was spotted sniffing an unknown substance provided by Tanaka. No, it’s not the Warriors’ anthemic “CoCo,” it’s smelling salts. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 1, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Kevin Garnett Tries To Bite Joakim Noah, Says He Was “Messing Around”

Kevin Garnett, Joakim Noah

We always assumed that we found Kevin Garnett infallible. Well, apparently there are limits to even our long-held and unceasing fandom of the future Hall-of-Famer. In an embarrassing display of sportsmanship, watch Garnett try to bite Joakim Noah’s hand during the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 21, 2014 / 12:30 am

Watch Joakim Noah Throw A Tantrum After being Called For Questionable Foul

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Joakim Noah (photo. @hardwoodparoxysm GIF)

Playing against DeMarcus Cousins is frustrating enough for opposing big men on its own. But when the officials fall for his antics? We’d be prone to lose it, too. After being called for a questionable foul in the third quarter of his team’s game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah threw a todder-like temper tantrum that resulted in a technical foul. Read More »

NBA / Nov 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

GIF: Derrick Rose & Joakim Noah Laugh, Gesticulate Like Kids After Bulls’ Win

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Just how good are things for the 8-3 Chicago Bulls? After soundly beating the Los Angeles Clippers last night to remain undefeated on the road, the preternaturally serious Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah laughed and gesticulated like schoolboys. Read More »

Smack / Nov 14, 2014 / 11:45 am

Joakim Noah On Coverage Of Rose’s Injury: “Everybody Needs To Chill The F**k Out”

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose wasn’t on the court for the final two minutes of Chicago’s 100-93 win over the fellow 7-2 Raptors last night. His hamstring didn’t feel right, which he thinks is probably just a cramp before an MRI scheduled for today. When Bulls teammate Joakim Noah was asked about Rose, he got emotional about his teammate’s journey back to the court after appearing in just 10 games over the previous two seasons and just five of their nine games so far this year. Read More »

Smack / Nov 13, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Joakim Noah On Studying Raptors-Sixers Game: “I Wouldn’t Watch That S***”

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Apparently there are lengths to which Joakim Noah is unwilling to go to get an edge on his opponent. After Chicago Bulls teammate Pau Gasol studied film of a recent game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors to prepare for their team’s Thursday showdown against Kyle Lowry and company, Noah quipped that he “wouldn’t watch that s***.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Joakim Noah Has “Ways To Go” In Rehab From Offseason Knee Surgery

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Joakim Noah had minor, arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in early May that was supposed to keep him sidelined for 8-12 weeks. Nearly six months later and with the 2014-2015 season just days away, the Chicago Bulls center says he still has a “ways to go” to reach full recovery. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Nene, Teammates Suspended For Leaving Bench During Monday’s Pierce/Noah Spat

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Suspensions surely aren’t what Paul Pierce had in mind when he recently stressed a mindset of toughness and physicality to his new Washington Wizards teammates – especially when the players in question weren’t even involved in the incident. After Nene, Dejuan Blair, Daniel Orton, and Xavier Silas left the bench while Pierce tangled with Joakim Noah during Washington’s exhibition against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the league has suspended the Wizards quartet for the first game of the 2014-2015 regular season. Read More »