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Joakim Noah

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25, 1985
New York City, NY
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25, 1985 (age 36)
New York City, NY


NBA center who won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014. He joined the Chicago Bulls in 2007 and was named to his first All-Star game in 2013. He signed with the New York Knicks in 2016. Prior to his NBA career, he led the University of Florida to two straight NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2007.

Before Fame

His high school career was spread out across three schools: United Nations International School, Poly Prep Country Day School, and Lawrenceville School.


He earned a spot on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011 and the All-Defensive First Team in 2013. 

Family Life

He was raised with a sister named Yelena and his father Yannick Noah was a Tennis star who won the French Open in 1983. His mother is Cecilia Rodhe, who was Miss Sweden 1978. He got engaged to Lais Ribeiro in 2019. 

Associated With

He became teammates with Derrick Rose on the Bulls in 2008.