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Jan 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after a play against the Washington Wizards during the second half at United Center. Washington defeats Chicago 102-88. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Bulls prematurely announce Joakim Noah as All-Star (Video)

The NBA will announce their All-Star game reserves on Thursday night, but thanks to a premature video from the Chicago Bulls, we seemingly know one player who’ll be packing his bags for New Orleans.

What exactly happened is unknown (outside of an obvious mistake), but late Tuesday evening a video congratulating Joakim Noah on his second All-Star selection was posted on the Chicago Bulls’ YouTube page. The video didn’t stay up very long, but Beyond the Buzzer was able to capture the fifteen second piece in all it’s glory.

Of course, we don’t technically know if Noah will be an All-Star. It’s completely within the realm of possibility that the Bulls just created the video to have it ready in case Noah did make it for the second straight season. Though, given the competition at center in the Eastern Conference, it would be a pretty big snub if he isn’t invited.

We’ll see if the video had any truth to it on Thursday night on TNT’s Inside the NBA.

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