Check out Joakim Noah’s new beard.
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has always been a rather eccentric character. That personality and relentless energy was a cornerstone of successful Chicago Bulls teams earlier in the decade.
Things haven’t been going so well for Noah on the court lately, though. Noah has played in just 53 games over two seasons with the Knicks, with just 40 minutes to his name this year. He has dealt with injuries, a PED suspension and a run-in with now former Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek that resulted in Noah leaving the team.
Still, not all is bad for Noah. After all, he did sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks during the summer bonanza of 2016 courtesy of Phil Jackson. So while Noah is providing nothing of value on the court, he’s still making bank and living his life to the fullest.
Just check out Noah’s new blonde beard as he celebrated Earth Day in the jungle:
This is maybe the most Joakim Noah thing ever, and you can safely bet that he also enjoyed some holiday festivities on Friday. Just a chill, peaceful weekend enjoying the wonders of nature.
Who knows what the future holds for Noah as a basketball player. He’s 33 years old and has been breaking down physically for years, but he still has two years left on that massive deal. Perhaps the Knicks give him a bigger opportunity next season with a new coach in place and Kristaps Porzingis set to miss at least a good chunk of the year as he recovers from a torn ACL. There’s also a chance Enes Kanter isn’t back, which could open up even more minutes in the frontcourt.
No matter what happens, though, Joakim Noah is going to do his thing and enjoy life:
That’s just the way he is.