REPORT: Joakim Noah Is ‘Effectively Retiring From Basketball’

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Joakim Noah is reportedly calling it quits on his basketball career.

According to Shams Charania, the former Chicago Bulls star, who isn’t currently on a team, is “effectively retiring from basketball.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Noah last played with the Clippers during the 2019-2020 season.

I think we all knew this was likely coming, but it’s still a bit wild to see drop on a regular Monday afternoon.

Noah had a hell of an NBA career. He never won a ring, but he played in multiple all-star games, was one of the best defenders in the past decade in the league and won Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

Now, at the age of 36, he’s reportedly decided that he’s done lacing up his shoes and playing that game that made him famous.

It’s not all bad news, though! He made more than $136 million during his career and is currently dating superstar model Lais Ribeiro. Noah is still winning, folks!


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Let’s hope he enjoys his time in retirement. He’s certainly earned it.