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NBA / Jan 15, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Struggling Bulls Admit Defense, Energy Is Plaguing Them After Loss To Wizards

John Wall, Derrick Rose

Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls have always been known for their habitual effort and dominant defense. And on the national scale they still are, despite mounting evidence that the 2014-2015 Bulls have fallen victim to symptoms of past established contenders: a decided lack of overall energy that’s most manifesting itself on the defensive side of the ball. At least Chicago isn’t sugarcoating it anymore. After a dispiriting 105-99 home loss to the rival Washington Wizards last night, Derrick Rose and company admitted the issues plaguing them. Read More »

Smack / Dec 27, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Joakim Noah On Anthony Davis: “He’s A Freak”

Anthony Davis

Add the reigning Defensive Player of the Year to the long list of stars lauding Anthony Davis. Joakim Noah praised the 21 year-old MVP candidate in advance of tonight’s game between the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans, calling The Brow “a hell of a talent.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 23, 2014 / 1:45 pm

GIF: Joakim Noah Tries To Scare Terrence Into A Miss From Sideline

Terrence Ross, Joakim Noah

We’re all for toeing the line between doing whatever it takes to win and outright poor sportsmanship. But this pretty much crosses it. Watch Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah leap at Terrence Ross from the bench as the Toronto Raptors sharp-shooter attempts a corner three-pointer. Read More »

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

Joakim Noah

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 »