Joakim Noah Records Triple Double; Shows Why He Is One Of NBA's Best Centers

By Riley Schmitt
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Joakim Noah is quickly becoming one of the best centers in all of basketball. It may seem strange, but Noah has been dominating box scores all year. On Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls center brought home a triple double against the Boston Celtics. There is no doubt that the opponent played a role.

Noah is not a fan of the Celtics.  To be more specific, he is not a fan of Kevin Garnett.  The two have gotten into it multiple times since Noah joined the league and it has not showed signs of stopping.  Having one of the best games of his career is a good way to get a leg up on a rival.

If you did not watch the game, you missed a real treat.  Noah has developed into one of the best passing big men in the game.  He seems to always put the ball in the right spot at the right time.  His offensive game has added an oddly consistent jump shot and he will always pick up six points or so off of tip-ins.  Not bad for a guy who not many thought could score enough to be a starter in the league.

If Noah does not make the All-Star game this year, it would be a travesty.  He has played out of his mind all season on both ends of the floor.  His defense is phenomenal and he is the heart and soul of the Bulls right now.  Just watch a game and you will see how much he has improved.


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