Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah was named to the All-NBA First Team yesterday for the first time in his NBA career. Noah was the third highest point getter, being forwards Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat. Also joining those three were Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
Noah was a triple-double machine this season, getting four, including a stretch of two in three games. Noah averaged 12.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season, while also doing so much more for the team that will never show up on stat sheets, including being the motivational leader for a team that had a devastating injury to it’s supposed superstar yet again.
Noah can add this to his resume, one that already had a First- Team All Defense award, that he had just earned this past week. Noah also was named Defensive Player of the Year by voters.
While a former MVP continues to be on the mend, there is a player who is the NBA’s top center and defensive player just waiting to team back up with him. And maybe, just maybe another top-level superstar will see that and want to join a team that could be stacked, for years to come.