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Joakim Noah

Joakim Simon Noah ( /ˈdʒoʊ.ə.kɪm/ JOH-ə-kim; born February 25, 1985) is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in New York City to a Swedish mother and French father, he holds American, Swedish and French citizenship. He played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was a key member of the Florida Gators' starting five that won two consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the Chicago Bulls selected Noah in the first round (ninth pick overall) in the 2007 NBA Draft. Noah was born in New York City in 1985 to French singer and former professional tennis player Yannick Noah, and Cécilia Rodhe, Miss Sweden 1978. His paternal grandfather Zacharie Noah was a Cameroonian professional soccer player, winner of the Coupe de France in 1961. Noah lived in Paris, France from 1988 to 1998 and returned to New York City at age 13. He competed on basketball teams at several high schools: the United Nations International School, Poly Prep, and The Lawrenceville School. During his freshman year at Florida (2004–2005), he played sparingly, clocking in just 10.3 minutes per game,

Spike Lee -- Knicks Need to Sign Joakim ... Doubtful On KD (VIDEO)

Spike Lee
Knicks Need to Sign Joakim ... Doubtful On KD

Good news for Knicks fans -- Spike Lee seems pretty optimistic about signing Joakim Noah.  Bad news for Knicks fans -- He's not too confident about Kevin Durant.  The Knicks mega-fan… READ MORE >

Joakim Noah SUES Le Coq Sportif -- I Wore Your Crappy Shoes & You Screwed Me!

Joakim Noah Sues Le Coq
I WORE YOUR CRAPPY SHOES And You Screwed Me Out of a Fortune!

NBA superstar Joakim Noah has sued his former shoe sponsor -- claiming Le Coq Sportif makes TERRIBLE SNEAKERS that may have damaged his feet ... TMZ Sports has learned. READ MORE >

- 799 days ago
Joakim Noah -- NBA Lockout Is a Beach

Chicago Bulls Star Joakim Noah
The NBA Lockout Is a Beach

With the NBA lockout in full effect, Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah cooled off his jacked up muscles in the warm waters of Miami Beach on Saturday.When life gives you lemons ... make some waves. READ MORE >

- 1682 days ago
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls Star -- Beer Pongin' During NBA Lockout

Chicago Bulls Star
Beer Pongin' During NBA Lockout

With the NBA lockout threatening the 2011-12 season ... one Chicago Bulls star has found a way to keep his shooting skills sharp ... while boozing and tanning at the same time. TMZ has obtained… READ MORE >

- 1730 days ago
NBA Fines Joakim Noah $50k for Gay Slur

NBA Fines Joakim Noah
$50k for Gay Slur

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah $50,000 for targeting a fan with a homophobic slur during last night's playoff game against the Miami Heat. The fine is exactly HALF the amount… READ MORE >

- 1865 days ago
GLAAD: Homophobia Big Problem in NBA

GLAAD: Homophobia Big Problem in NBA

GLAAD claims a homophobic epidemic has erupted in the NBA, and wants the league to take action against players who spew hateful remarks against gays during games.GLAAD's reaction comes hours after… READ MORE >

- 1865 days ago
Joakim Noah Apologizes for Gay Slur

Joakim Noah Apologizes for Gay Slur

Joakim Noah was quick to apologize for screaming a homophobic slur at a fan during last night's NBA playoff game.Speaking to reporters in the locker room, Noah said, "I apologize. The fan said… READ MORE >

- 1865 days ago
Chicago Bulls Star Appears to Hurl Gay Slur at Fan

Chicago Bulls Star Appears to Hurl Gay Slur at Fan

Joakim Noah pulled a Kobe Byrant during tonight's Chicago Bulls/Miami Heat NBA playoff game ... caught on camera appearing to hurl a gay slur at a fan.  Noah went to the bench early in the… READ MORE >

- 1866 days ago
Joakim Noah: Cleveland Still 'Sucks'

Joakim Noah: Cleveland Still 'Sucks'

Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah is continued his tour of Cleveland-bashing after facing off with the Cavaliers Thursday night -- telling a group of fans outside the United Center, "Cleveland… READ MORE >

- 2259 days ago

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