Joakim Noah is a player that polarizes opinion.
But the eccentric star has managed to win over some of his detractors this season with a string of MVP-esque displays helping the Chicago Bulls to cement a playoff spot in the East.
That doesn't stop him being a little odd though, according to his fellow Chicago teammates:
Put simply by Taj Gibson:
And fellow Bull Carlos Boozer chimed in to, according to Ken Berger of CBS:
"He's different; he grew up different.
"He's a very free spirit and it works for him," said the power forward.
Since arriving in the NBA in 2007, in typically outlandish style as you can see from the photo above, Noah has carved out a career as an individual who is a little different from most of his NBA peers.
Born to a French tennis star and Swedish model, the 29-year-old has fought hard to gain respect in the league, and he has unquestionably become one of the most impressive centers out there during the current campaign.
He has averaged 12.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, helping the Bulls to a 43-32 record in the East.
And, while the likes of Boozer and Gibson may joke that he is a little alternative, they would be foolish to swap him for anyone else right now as the Chicago franchise prepares for the postseason.News Now - Sport News