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Joakim Noah: Heat Hollywood as Hell

Over the course of his college and NBA career we’ve learned that Joakim Noah doesn’t play by the rules. Putting his recent gay slur aside, we’ve seen Noah go shopping for bongs and screw up his rookie duties. He just isn’t your conventional NBA player. That’s why it was no surprise to hear him blast the Heat after losing to them in the playoffs.

Noah ripped on the city of Cleveland last year during the playoffs and that came after his notorious fight with LeBron where he supposedly called him a bitch. Even though I like the way Noah isn’t afraid to speak his mind, I just think he’s wrong here. The Heat’s Bermuda Triangle may have personal stylists and dress funny, but they are a hardworking team that prides itself on defense. They got dirty and out-hustled the Bulls the entire series. That’s just plain disrespectful by Noah considering Miami outplayed them and knocked them out in five games.


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  • Anonymous

    Like someone once said, peoples’ opinions are a** holes, everybody’s got one. Noah is entitled to his opinion, though, its vague.

  • RipTheJacker

    “They got dirty and out-hustled the Bulls the entire series” <- Not at all. The Bulls are just poor offensively. The series could EASILY have been 4-1  Bulls is someone, anyone, could make shots down the stretch. That's not them getting outplayed, or the overrated Heat defense, it's something that the Bulls haven't done all season (since D.Rose would usually just take over in the end).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UJKIBWG4MQ5YVYIR2HMKGJNVRQ tom

    I think Noah’s spot on here-  the Heat are a hell of a team, and they outplayed the Bulls…but they continually coerced the refs into making bad calls at key moments in each game by not only flopping (LeBron), but also by feigning injury.  I’m a soccer fan that reluctantly puts up with that nonsense while watching, but I don’t like seeing it in basketball where these players pride themselves on effort over theater.  Flopping to get a charge called is one thing, but pretending to be poked in the eye to get a foul call, and then looking to your bench for approval is another.

  • Gene

    Sour grapes, pure and simple by a guy who, after Game 1, all but disappeared during the four Miami wins.  Noah was merely eccentric when he helped lead Florida to two NCAA titles.  Now that he is losing the big ones, he comes across as a sore loser.  Does anyone remember his running clean across the floor at the end of Game 4 to foul LeBron with 1.3 seconds left?  LeBron was at least 75 feet from the basket and was dribbling out the clock.  As a result, James got to sink two free throws that he was not expecting.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    And why couldn’t Rose take over? Because LeBron’s defense on him was fantastic

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Who faked injuries, Tom?

  • RipTheJacker

    That was only in one game. And those were bad play calls to begin with. Lebron is an excellent defender, but there is no denying that having Rose in iso with him doesn’t make sense since he doesn’t have a real advantage because of length. The EXACT same thing happened several times each game when the Bulls had to switch and a guy like Noah or Taj had to play Lebron. And unless you didn’t watch the games, you’d see they played him well. It’s obviously not something you’d do for an entire game on any superstar.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    No, LeBron completely shut down Rose when he was on him. What explanation do you have for Rose repeatedly settling for outside jumpers and missing them?

  • RipTheJacker

    If you can’t take another person’s opinion, then don’t have a comment form. You aren’t even making arguments related to my original comment.  If the Bulls had one other person step up and make shots near the end of games, that would have changed the series. Rose HAD to take tough shots because no one else was doing it. And Lebron shut him down 2 times. Miami relied on TEAM DEFENSE to guard him and keep him out of the lane, and since no one was making outside shots they could load up the lane. How do you consider any of that an “out-hustle”? The Bulls lost 4 games in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter to team loaded with 3 superstars. If the Bulls were legitimately out-hustled then they would have lost by more than late game heroics by Lebron James.

  • RipTheJacker

    You have articles about Lebron flopping on this very site: http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/lebron-james-flops-perfectly-against-derek-rose-video/70431

  • RipTheJacker

    You think Noah disappeared? Did you watch any of the games? I remember Noah getting quite a few rebounds and tap outs, and playing excellent defense, guarding all 5 positions. And playing the entire game when Asik went down.

    …but I watched the games…

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    From a biased perspective you watched. You’re just not objective, that’s the problem. 

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I didn’t dispute the flopping, but the faking injuries comment. You need to start reading more carefully.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Look man, you’re saying it could easily have been 4-1 Chicago. You’re showing obvious bias. It’s not even worth discussing with you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AKR3VC6JIMLNPFUY5KJQTP635A Jack

    Why didn’t Rose go to the bucket? Oh, maybe because the Heat usually had three, and sometimes four or five players with feet in the lane because they weren’t threatened by anyone but Rose. I’ll see if I can find the clip from sportscenter and post it here. They showed how Miami was able to clog the lane with defenders because they weren’t afraid of the rest of Chicago’s team offensively.

    Don’t think they’ll be able to pull the same trick against Dirk and the Mavs.

  • Lisa Stanford

    He’s right!  They are damn good and damn Hollywood!  No story here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325542193 Christopher Rainer

    Now, I watched the games as well, and I must agree with “the Jacker…” Chicago has got to have a consistent second and third option. I told my boy when Chicago beat Indiana to win the iopening series, “Derrick Rose can’t continue to average 38 points per game and the Buills are barely winning against the eighth ranked seed.” [And] Go figure, when they got to Miami, they were trying to do the same thing to the Heat that they did to Indiana, and that wasn’t going to work. Miami doesn’t have much of a bench, but with D. Wade, King James, and “Chris the Crusher”, you always have more than one option. Derrick Rose is a dominant player, but defenses were geared to stop him, and without Luol Deng or Kyle Korver or Carlos Boozer there to score baskets, the Bulls go back to pre-1991 - when Michael Jordan was running into defenses geared to stop him. From 1984-1990, if you could hold Michael to 30 points, you still had a great chance of winning because you could bet on someone else other than Michael trying to beat you from the perimeter.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Boozer had a few offensive games (and a few stinkers) and Luol Deng shot pretty well most of the series. He wasn’t devoid of help, he just doesn’t have another All-NBA player on his team the way LeBron does

  • RipTheJacker

    So you’re disputing the FACT that 3 out of the 5 games were tied or very close going into the final 5 minutes of each game? I am a Bulls fan, but that doesn’t mean I can only speak with a bias in favor of them. I’ve clearly presented my argument and you have yet to dispute any comment I’ve made without  some off topic remark about how good Lebron is, and completely avoided a direct response.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    So you’re going to tell me Chris Bosh didn’t outplay Carlos Boozer? You keep ranting about whatever you want to rant about but you’re missing the core of the discussion which is disputing me saying the Heat outhustled and outplayed Chicago. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reggie-Jackson/100000909001922 Reggie Jackson

    No he didn’t, Rose still scored 20 points so stop praising lebron because he ain’t that good.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Rose was only 1-for-15 when LeBron guarded him. Check the stats http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/lebron-james-played-superb-defense-on-derrick-rose/70485

    Guess this Reggie Jackson just wants to stir it up, not stir the drink

  • RipTheJacker

    Do you realize people can read this thread? You’ve avoided every question and statement I’ve made, now you want to act like you’re on point. No, Chris Bosh didn’t ‘out play’ Carlos Boozer, he is just a much better player in general. Bosh didn’t even guard Boozer most of the time, it was Anthony.  What does that have to do with hustle? Boozer out-rebounded Bosh by a good margin, and way more offensive rebounds. Rebounds, definitely offensive, is a hustle stat, not points.

    If you want more facts, in G2, the it was tied with under five minutes left. In G3, the Bulls were only down by 3 to start the fourth quarter. In G4, Chicago was up 5 points to start the fourth, and G5 they were up. If the situation were reversed, you’d be sitting her saying that the Heat could have won the series…and it would be the truth. You’re the one who is obviously biased toward the Heat, you haven’t said a single objective comment this entire thread, and the only comments to reply to are ones that don’t agree with your article.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Bosh had two of his best games all season in this series. He outplayed Boozer. End thread.

  • http://aaronisnotcool.tumblr.com aaronisnotcool

    larry brown doesn’t know what “hollywood as hell” means. you just agreed with what Noah said, even thought you think you didn’t.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Oh, is that so? Please explain how, sherlock holmes

  • http://aaronisnotcool.tumblr.com aaronisnotcool

    he said “they’re a damn good team. they’re hollywood as hell, but they’re good”
    you said “The Heat’s Bermuda Triangle may have personal stylists and dress funny (aka hollywood), but they are a hardworking team that prides itself on defense. (damn good team)”

    ball up, watson

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Here’s how I feel: there is such a thing as being Hollywood off the court (which the Heat are) and being Hollywood on the court (which the Heat are not). 

    Being Hollywood on the court is wanting to look cool, not doing the dirty work, acting like showmen. I don’t think the Heat do that. That’s why I say they’re not Hollywood.

  • http://aaronisnotcool.tumblr.com aaronisnotcool
  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Haha, come on Aaron — that first pic is against Milwaukee — they weren’t even in the playoffs! And yes, the Heat act Hollywood off the court, what I was talking about is on

  • http://aaronisnotcool.tumblr.com aaronisnotcool

    hey the bucks were a playoff team last season. look my point is you are what you are, if you’re hollywood off the court it’s going to bleed onto the court bc that is who you are. 

    i think after game two of the finals you should be agreeing with me by now, the posing, screaming, the borderline taunting, the flopping, the “punching D Wade while he acts like you’re not there as the two of you walk off the court”, and the easter egg colored suits.

    what kills me is that even though they boast and think they should get every call, they still won’t admit to the world that the got cocky began celebrating early. i mean come now, larry, you know they were a tad hollywood last night.