I've always like baskeball, but as you get a little older you find other things interesting in life. I am no exception. I recently discovered the joy of baskeball once more and the first game I happend to see was the 5th Game of the Bulls vs the Celtics. I have always been a 76'ers fan, but when I saw the determination and passion that the Bulls showed the Celtics, well, I rediscovered my passion for the sport. One person in particular that emboided the spirit of basketball was Joakim Noah. I saw the way he played the game with both passion and skill. I was impressed. Not many NBA players out there are team players who play because they love the game and because they love their fans. I saw that in Noah. I recently read many comments about him both negative and positive, but I was suprised about the negative comments floating on various blogs and boards. Wow! I understand people may not like how he plays for one reason or another, but to attack the man's "looks, family, and race is beyond belief. I saw Joakim play for only 3 games and in my POV, he is a rising star. He is not a "Hollywood" player, he is a team player and that is rare in the NBA today. He is proud to be a Bull and whatever people may say, he is on the rise. So, Noah, keep your head up, you have done well for your team; try not to beat yourself up for that last game(7) you let no one down. You are passionate and have a wonderful demeanor about yourself. You have a wonderful NBA career ahead of you and one day, you will have an NBA Championship for your team and for yourself! You have a new fan Noah and I will, like many of your fans never stop supporting you. That goes for the entire team of the Chlicago Bulls. Go Bulls!