Joakim Noah compares himself to Dennis Rodman

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Joakim Noah is playing like a Chicago Bulls legend right now, helping the Bulls to make a late surge up the playoff rankings.

But the eccentric center would be the first to admit that he hasn't yet reached the levels of Jordan, Pippins and co.

Nevertheless, in a recent Off The Court Live Chat, Noah was asked which former Bulls star he most identified with at the moment.

"Probably Dennis (Rodman)," came his response.

"A lot of people say Dennis. I have great respect for that guy because I know how selfless he was and all his teammates that played with him always said how much of a great teammate he was, that's the most important thing.

"People always get caught up in all his extra off the court activities but they forget how resilient and how selfless he was as a player so that's why I have so much respect for Dennis Rodman."

Rodman and Noah certainly share the same on court tenacity, and dare we say it, a little of the off court eccentricity also.

Rodman won five NBA titles with the Bulls during the mid-90s but has been involved in several bizarre incidents throughout his career and in retirement, most recently courting friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Noah has been having a career year as the playoff picture becomes clearer, averaging 12.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists in 2013-14.

And he will be hoping he can one day emulate the greats of the Chicago Bulls in bringing an NBA title to the Windy City.

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