Look, I know I'm in the minority here with liking Noah. But, cys_av8r, Noah actually comes across as a pretty smart kid. One of the reasons I do like him is because he, along with the rest of the team, all passed up NBA millions to return to school, play together again, and defend their championship. In my eyes, that deserves a lot of respect. I live in Florida, so I get a lot of Florida universitites sports coverage. Noah has been quoted numerous times on how much he enjoys college life and the classes he's taking. I also think he speaks at least two or three languages, hardly the stereotypical "dumb jock" athlete.
Now do not get me wrong, I am not a Noah fan or a dancing fan.
If Iowa State ever wins a national chanpionship, I will go on national tv in a g-string and dance. Trust me it will not be a pretty site.
Nothing wrong with a little humor.
"Joakim is a people person, he enjoys being around people. He has an enthusiasm for life that's so refreshing. He's very much opinionated. Wait, that isn't the right word. He's very, very well-versed. Let's say politics or things that are going on in the country and the world - he likes debating these things. I remember seeing him and [associate head coach] Anthony Grant and they were having a healthy discussion about politics. That' not something you always see." - Florida coach Billy Donovan
"Joakim Noah's favourite course last semester was called the 'Africa Diaspora'. Noah admitted, "the workload was unbelievable" — but, he added: "I felt that I learned a lot."
If there is one place where learning shows, it is in sport. The academic courses that Noah and Al Horford and Corey Brewer have taken by returning to college for a second year, rather than turn professional, have been hailed sentimentally as a reaffirmation of the good old days, when college players stayed around for four years. And maybe, in some modest way, it was."
Doesnt sound entirely like a kid that isn't too sharp... He is also well traveled, speaks three languages and does a ton of community work... I can think of alot of other kids to hate...
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like everytime I have seen Noah on TV, Donovan is trying to restrain him or tell him to settle down. Like him or not, that dance he did is just too hilarious...in a laugh at him sort of way.:wink0st:
His hair is 'look at me' enough. He certianly doesn't need to extend it to his Elaine Benes dance moves too.