Joakim Noah

(Joakim Simon Noah)

Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah
  • Born: February 25, 1985
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete









Joakim Simon Noah is a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in New York City to a Swedish mother and a French father, he holds American, Swedish and French citizenship. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators, winning back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007. The Chicago Bulls selected Noah with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. Noah is a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA First Team in 2014 when he also was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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All my best friends live downtown in New York City. I was made in Soho.
Art is interesting because there can be so many different perspectives in a piece of art. The way I see it may be completely different than the way somebody else sees it. It's interesting to hear what somebody sees in a piece of art compared to somebody else. It could be completely different, and that's interesting to me. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Being from New York, everybody's a point guard. Even when you play in the park, you've got to know how to handle the ball. If you can't handle the ball, you can't really play.
I always give respect to and pay homage to New York, because I don't feel like I would be the player that I am today if it wasn't for New York City. It gives you a certain edge, a certain toughness just growing up in the city. Respect
I feel like when I play, I play tough. That's the New York in me. That's the street tournaments.
I go back to Africa every year. I have a home there. You know, my grandfather lives back there in Cameroon.
I learned a lot from my father. I'm very lucky to have a father who was a professional athlete.
I would go on summer vacations visiting family all over the world. Families, Children & Parenting
It's really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out. Time ;Nature
Throughout my journey in basketball, I always have someone to talk to in my father. I know how hard he had to work as an athlete. Work, Workers & The Labor Force