Just in time for Game 5 tonight! While unfortunately, Joakim Noah will be sidelined, we get to know him a little more in this dope new video above as he shares his reflections on an artist he listened to growing up: the legendary Fela Kuti. His father, tennis star Yannick Noah, and his Cameroonian soccer champion grandfather Zacharie Noah, exposed Joakim to Fela's music at a young age, which developed Noah's love for people who are unafraid to speak the truth give back to their own people. Hey, if you're up on Joakim's interviews, you can see that he does the same as well. Fela must be one of the inspirations then, huh? Noah also likens Fela to an artist that's more of his generation in 2Pac and ties it in with the importance of knowing one’s roots. Perhaps the most lighthearted part of the piece is an anecdote from Joakim about asking President Obama about Fela, who quickly shot Joakim down with, "I'm 49 years old, you don't think I know who Fela is?". Joakim then tells the camera, "I don't think George Bush knows about Fela Kuti". Kanye-style, hah! So without further adieu, peep this intriguing new video spotlighting our beloved Bulls center above (shouts 2 OKA) AND we're bout to turn on this Game 5 at the office! Let's stay alive, Bulls!
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"Your graciousness is what carries you. It isn’t how old you are, how young you are, how beautiful you are, or how short your skirt is. What it is, is what comes out of your heart. If you are gracious, you have won the game."