How Joakim Noah’s California summer could make Bulls a contender

At the end of the summer, Joakim Noah walked into Murchison Gymnasium at Westmont College, a small, Christian liberal arts school in Montecito, Calif. The Chicago Bulls center was there to play pickup basketball. On the opposing team was Al Jefferson of the Charlotte Hornets. The rest of the participants represented the Westmont Warriors, last year’s NAIA runner-up.

The Westmont players weren’t awed by Noah. They took the games seriously and they went at him. There was a ton of ball movement, cutting and speed. Noah acted like he was just one of the guys. more

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