I have to admit, I used to despise Joakim Noah as a fan. I hated him when he was at Florida, and I hated him for most of his career with the Chicago Bulls. But I have to admit, as I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate and even like Joakim Noah, just as I have a number of athletes I used to dislike as a fan.
Now, Noah is exactly the type of player I love to watch — intelligent, hard-working, defensive-minded and flat-out good. I appreciate his game more than ever. So enjoy Noah in his younger days, busting a move next to Florida teammate Al Horford back when the Gators won back-to-back national titles.