MIAMI, FL - MAY 15: Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat and Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls fight for a loose ball during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 15, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
Plantar fasciitis sucks ... It feels like you have needles underneath your foot while you're playing. …You need to jump, you need to run, you need to do a lot of things while you're playing basketball, so you don't want needles underneath your foot, right? It's not easy, but at the end of the day, you've got to do what you've got to do.
We are ... a young team that has experienced a lot at a young age. We are going to come back healthy and be able to compete with these guys for a long time.
We have a great group of people in our organization from a player standpoint ... They’re top notch. You look at our roster with guys like Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng , Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, everyone, they’re just fantastic guys, guys you’d want to be friends with off the court.More quotes »
Joakim Noah, Marco Belinelli, Bulls eliminate Nets in Game 7
two free throws with 29 seconds left to essentially ice it and send the Bulls to South Beach in stunning fashion.Belinelli and Joakim Noah each had 24 points and Noah added 14 rebounds and six blocked shots.Williams had 24 points and seven assists and Lopez Read more »
P.J. Carlesimo, Nets addressing issues they need to fix for Game 3 against Bulls
the Bulls, which came just two nights after the home team dominated all game, they were essentially rendered pinballs. Joakim Noah , Nazr Mohammed , Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng protected the rim and kept the action in front of them, leading to the Nets getting Read more »
Andray Blatche's role increasing in Nets' series against Bulls
He figures to be more important than ever for the rest of this series against the Bulls, now that the opponent has Joakim Noah back.Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo countered Chicago's big, deep frontcourt, which features Noah and Carlos Boozer , in each Read more »
Number of healthy (and big) Knicks is shrinking
winning streak into the game against the Bulls, who were shorthanded themselves. Chicago didn't have Derrick Rose (ACL), Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Taj Gibson (sprained MCL).But these two teams (and potential first-round opponents) have not only survived Read more »
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Best Display of Hustle to Make You Question Your Own Resolve as a Human Being
Watching Joakim Noah lumber up and down the court—fingers flared out in his peculiar overexaggerated running motion, snarl affixed just below tufts of wilded-out and sweaty curls—doesn't bring to mind elegance. More like guts. The 28-year-old Bulls cente 6/19/13 from Chicago Reader Read more »
Path to the Draft: No. 11 Florida
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Joakim Noah (13), Al Horford (42) and Corey Brewer (2) starred on a Florida team that won back-to-back national titles. In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we’ll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced t from ESPN Read more »
Udonis Haslem: Tim Duncan has no weaknesses
SAN ANTONIO - Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem has had to defend the likes of Roy Hibbert, and Joakim Noah during Miami's postseason run to the NBA Finals and now he finds himself guarding perhaps the greatest big man of this era in the NBA - San Antonio Spurs from Project Spurs Read more »
Grading the Bulls: Joakim Noah
It goes without saying that Joakim Noah is the heart and soul of the Chicago Bulls and his leadership by example was once again on display during the 2012-13 season. Last summer, knowing full well that Derrick Rose would be out for a significant portion from NBC Chicago Read more »
Sixers Draft Prospect: Lucas Nogueira
Anytime a prospect is compared to both Joakim Noah and Samuel Dalembert, you know it is a high-risk, high-reward pick. If he can reach his potential, Nogueira would certainly fill a huge need. At 7'0" tall, Nogueira has a wingspan of 7'6" and is one- if from NJ.com Read more »