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In era of sterile sound bites, Joakim Noah's honesty is refreshing. Philly joins Cleveland on disliked city list.
Noah famously tweaked Cleveland during the 2010 playoffs, saying the city "sucks" and asking a reporter if he had ever heard of somebody vacationing there.
Now, Noah has promised to taunt the notoriously tough Philadelphia fans for the rest of his career. Noah took exception to those fans cheering when he gruesomely sprained his ankle during Game 3 of a 2012 first-round playoff series, an injury that sidelined the center for the remainder of the series.
“I couldn’t wait to come back here,” Noah said. “When I went down last year and people were cheering, I felt that was real disrespectful. And I will use that as motivation every time I come into this building. And I’m going to (egg the crowd on) for the rest of my career every time I come here.”
Noah finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the Bulls' victory over the 76ers.