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Noah admits big money hurt his game

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08:08 AM ET 02.02 | What was eating at Joakim Noah, anyway? The slow start Noah endured to this season bothered him deeply. Uncharacteristically clumsy and spiritless, the affable Noah wasn't, to steal one of his favorite phrases, affecting winning. In an interview with the Tribune, Noah for the first time revealed the five-year, $60 million extension he signed in October 2010 and which began this season contributed to his struggles. "Yeah, no question, I thought about that," Noah said. "Sometimes you feel like because you're given so much money you're expected to do things. That's not the right mentality to have as a player. "I have to play my game. I have to have fun out there. If I don't, I'm not the same player."

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February 2, 2012  08:29 AM ET

One can buy a lot of doobies for 60 million

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February 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Money.......

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February 2, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Noahs a dyyyck. You'd think with all that money. He could do something about his hair and teeth. Nasty

forget about the cosmetics. he should fix his 'jump shot'!

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February 2, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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That may be asking too much. There are ways to fix that mug of his. He should really look into it.

It might take all $60 millon to fix it

February 2, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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One can buy a lot of doobies for 60 million

ZToo bad one of Chicago's largest suppliers is in the slammer right now...



<tosses restraining devices to Sam Hurd...>

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February 2, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

That may be asking too much. There are ways to fix that mug of his. He should really look into it.

Oh man... you are on fire this morning!

Morning babe!

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