Joakim Noah has a contender for best air ball of the season

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Joakim Noah has never had a nice jump shot. His job on the court has never been to score points, but his attempted jumper during the New York Knicks' loss to the Detroit Pistons was just... Well, you decide.

 During the opening exchanges of the game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Noah was left open on the three-point line. 

Maybe it was just great decision making from Andre Drummond to leave him so open, that's surely what he'll claim. 

Noah had so much time - probably too much in fact, a la Draymond Green - that he took two steps forward, looked around and realised no defence was forthcoming. 

That's when he decided to go for it, a nice two points to take the Knicks into double figures and help him get into an early rhythm.

Or so he thought. 

Noah put up a shot with his distinctive action, and it failed to even trouble the rim. Tobias Harris was able to collect the ball easily and advance up the other end. 

It's certainly an early contender for airball of the season, although there have been a fair few from some big names so far this season. 

Green whiffed an effort against the Phoenix Suns; usually such a reliable scorer, the Olympian seemed to have too much time and overthought the shot. 

Then LeBron James added his name to the growing collection with a DeAndre Jordan-esque free throw during Cleveland's game against Houston last night. 

The start to the NBA season has been fantastic and extremely, extremely weird.

Joakim Noah
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
Eastern Conference
New York Knicks
Atlantic Division

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