58 Total Quotes

Joakim Noah Quotes

Joakim Noah
We have a lot to learn from those two losses. We just have to keep playing hard no matter who we play.
Joakim Noah
#Hard

Joakim Noah
I know they have a great tradition. I don't think it helps you win the game. It's not about tradition. It's about playing basketball, playing the sport that we've been playing since we were little kids. Just enjoy playing, enjoying every moment, enjoy playing on the big stage.
Joakim Noah
#Game

Joakim Noah
When Corey's energy went up in the second half, it was very obvious. When we don't play with that hunger, we're not the same team.
Joakim Noah
#Energy

Joakim Noah
This building has to bother the opponents, no matter who they are. They can't hear. It gives us energy.
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#Energy

Joakim Noah
Them being freshmen and never having played in those environments, I'm really proud of those guys. The guys who start the game have a lot more confidence when [the freshmen] are called upon.
Joakim Noah
#Environment

Joakim Noah
We learned that you have to be hungry. We have to be hungry 100 percent of the game. Otherwise, if we are not going to bring the energy every possession, and that grind mentality every possession, we are going to be a mediocre team.
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#Game

Joakim Noah
People didn't expect much out of us; that fueled the fire in us.
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#Fire

Joakim Noah
I'm not doing anything special. I'm just getting easy baskets in transition.
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#Baskets

Joakim Noah
[Wednesday] was the first time all season we had doubt. We doubted ourselves. We need to keep playing and keep improving.
Joakim Noah
#Doubt

Joakim Noah
It's all about being in the right place at the right time, and luck plays a big role in that because the ball could've went a different trajectory. It's just a great feeling right now. In my mind, it just went by so fast. But ... the next thing I knew, I mean, we won.
Joakim Noah
#Luck

Joakim Noah
It was a big win for us, for our confidence — to let people know we're one of the top teams. It was just great timing.
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#Confidence

Joakim Noah
We learned that you have to be hungry. We have to be hungry 100 percent of the game. . . . From now on every game has to be played like a championship. A lot of guys who didn't step up the last two games, their manhood was questioned.
Joakim Noah
#Game

Joakim Noah
Big Baby is a monster. He's going to get his regardless.
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#Babies

Joakim Noah
Coach Howland was the first player ever to recruit me. My sophomore year when he was still at Pitt, I remember him being in the office at my school and saying one day he would recruit me. It's crazy now we are playing him in the national championship.
Joakim Noah
#Coach

Joakim Noah
History doesn't help you win basketball games. What does history do to help you win a basketball game, or what does tradition do to help you win a basketball game like [tonight's]?
Joakim Noah
#Basketball

Joakim Noah
I disagree with coach because history doesn't help you win basketball games. At the end of the day, what does history or tradition do to help you win a basketball game tomorrow?
Joakim Noah
#Basketball

Joakim Noah
Big Baby is a monster. He is not the player of the year for nothing.
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#Babies

Joakim Noah
That's part of it. We should have done the things we needed to do to win the game. Then they wouldn't have come out.
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#Game

Joakim Noah
All it is motivation. When we play with that hunger, we're a completely different team.
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#Hunger

Joakim Noah
He's like my best friend. We talk on the phone almost every day.
Joakim Noah
#Best Friends

Joakim Noah
Them Gator Boys are hot right now
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#Boys

Joakim Noah
Even though we're young, we've been through a lot of different things. We had three losses in a row and we won 17 in a row. We've shown a lot of character. You can't look forward and can't look in the past. We just want to do something special now, and then after that, do something more special. Maybe that's greedy, but we want more.
Joakim Noah
#Losses

Joakim Noah
If we worried about the things you guys (in the media) worry about, our heads would explode. We just play basketball.
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#Media

Joakim Noah
In a game like this, it's all about having fun and just playing hard.
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#Fun

Joakim Noah
There were little things addressed a while ago that we needed to work on, and we didn't do that to the best of our ability. Sometimes when you lose, you learn the hard way.
Joakim Noah
#Work

Joakim Noah
We allowed way too many offensive rebounds. We're a young team and sometimes you have to learn through experience.
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#Experience

Joakim Noah
We're a young team and sometimes you've got to learn through experiences. ... The good news is there's a lot of basketball left. But ... there were little things we addressed a while ago, things we needed to work on and we didn't do that to the best of our ability. Sometimes when you lose you learn the hard way. And we definitely didn't want to do that.
Joakim Noah
#News

Joakim Noah
Everybody stepped up. We weren't going to lose three in a row, especially not at home.
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#Home

Joakim Noah
He played like a grown man.
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#Man

Joakim Noah
With what we have been through, all the adversity, this feels good. Now we have to take what we've learned from this and take it on the road with us.
Joakim Noah
#Adversity