This is a good article I came across on ESPN.com and I think this quote from the article explains why we love Joakim.
"I did not talk to LeBron," Noah said. "I reached out to LeBron. I think of course he's a great player, and I wanted to win, and he would have definitely helped. That being said, he did not reach back out to me. He did not want to talk to me, which is fine, I really don't give a [crap] at all. I really don't care. I think we have a really good team, and we're going to be ready to compete against the Miami Heat."