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There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2010 1:05 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Honestly, I can't believe it took this long.

Joakim Noah isn't shy with his words and he isn't shy about talking about who he likes and doesn't. It's completely refreshing in an era where guys play with each other in AAU and come in to the league buddies. Noah isn't about any of that. He's about business on the basketball court and he's not holding anything back off it. So when it came to Kevin Garnett, Noah had some thoughts.

“Kevin Garnett will not — will not — get a Christmas gift from me,” Noah said with a tinge of humor Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I don’t like him….”

“He’s a very mean guy,” Noah said Wednesday. “Where’s the love? None at all. Ugly, too….”

“I had his poster in my room,” Noah said. “I used to wear his jersey. And the truth is my rookie year, I was in admiration of this guy, and he kind of shut me down.

“And he was very mean to me my rookie year. And he’s only mean to the young guys and the [European players], for some reason. I don’t know why, but that’s who he doesn’t like. He’s not nice. I talk a lot of trash out there, but c’mon, be a little sensitive. Be sweet.”

You hear that KG? Just be sweet man.

But here's what Noah called Garnett: Mean and ugly. Not a great combination. And I'm sure after the pounding Garnett has taken the past few weeks, he's not going to get any sweeter for Noah next time they meet.

Via ESPN Chicago
Comments

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:34 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

I can't quite figure out when being a thug,  talking smack, and disrespecting others, became "intensity", and part of the game?? The only thing worse would be if there would be no NBA for these guys to go. Imagine their life skills in the real world. Just shut the hell up, and play the game we pay you millions to play.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:26 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

UGLY????? Hey Noah......U put the capital U in ugly. Man up, play ball, take your lumps, and ohhhhh........if you want a ring it goes through Boston. It's about to get uglier and U Noah are the poster child for ugly.  



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:23 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

UGLY!?!? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:39 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Guys are acting Like Noah was crying about KG. He was asked a question and said he didn't like him. Not a big deal. He threw in the ugly remark just to get a laugh. He's not whining. He goes out EVERY game and gives his team everything he has. Wish some other guys in the league did the same.



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:36 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Funniest part of this article is the comments below from people taking this seriously and getting pissed off about it, hilarious.



Since: Sep 9, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:32 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Obviously you're Canadian....



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:27 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

The NBA is the worst professional sport in North America. These guys are an absolute joke. Do they even care about the game or is it all about the money and individual attention? I'm sick and tired of hearing about one guy trash talk another guy.  Back your words up gentlemen with a little physical action. Oh, that's right you are not allowed to fight in the NBA, and that's a good thing for these guys. Do they even know how? Have you seen an NBA fight? It looks like a bunch of school girls swinging and slapping their hands at each other? It truly is ridiculous! What blows me away is that the NBA is bigger then the NHL, a league with toughness and HEART in the United States. Go figure!



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:04 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Context for the comments: (the crowd was dying of laughter)
A radio appearance with Rose on Chicago's ESPN 1000 with Waddle and Silvy.

They were talking about how he is not well liked in places like Cleveland and Boston because he's willing to stand up to their super-stars and won't back down from Lebron's dancing or KG's smack talk. So naturally someone asks him "what do you think of KG"

He started by saying KG was a jerk to him as a rookie when he looked up to KG so he was disillusioned. Then tongue in cheek adds "ugly too"

haha - watch for KG to flagrant foul Noah next time they play

classic Noah. Love that attitude and the fact that he doesn't back down from anyone!



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:01 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

Hey Kettle you're black.



Since: Jul 30, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:56 pm
 

There goes Joakim Noah talking about KG

I'd don't really care about JN one way or the other but that it some funny stuff.  Its always cool when these guys don't things too seriously.


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