Noah stands 6' 11" tall and weighs 232 pounds. He is known throughout the NBA for his exceptionally long hair. While in college, he played for the Florida Gators basketball team (2004-2007). In 2006, he was named the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four Most Outstanding Player during the March Madness basketball championships that year. His paternal grandfather, Zacharie Noah, was a Cameroonian professional soccer player.
On February 22, 2012, Noah scored his first career triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He also plays for the French National Basketball Team and is eligible for both the American, Cameroonian and Swedish national teams.
In 2008, Joakim was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with an opened container of alcohol and marijuana possession. He was fined $200 and given probation. In 2011, he was fined $50,000 by the NBA for calling a fan "faggot." This despite the rampant and long-time rumors both in Cameroon and France of his father, Yannick, being gay. Noah in subsequent press interviews repeatedly apologized for the offense and supported the NBA for his discipline.
Below are photos of Joakim on the island of St. Barts in the Carribean Sea celebrating his 27th birthday over the weekend of February 23-26, 2012. He looks as fine shirtless as he does on the court. He does have a sexy pair of nipples on his chest.
|Yannick Noah, tennis pro, father of Joakim Noah|