Thursday, June 27, 2013

Joakim Noah 'didn't feel good' about Heat winning title

The Miami Heat are fresh off winning their second consecutive championship and that isn't sitting well with Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah.

“At first I said I didn’t care, but I was lying to myself,” Noah told For The Win at The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown in New York City Wednesday night. “I was driving in my car and I just didn’t feel good about it at all after they won.

Chicago was one of the teams the Heat knocked off en route to the 2013 NBA title and perhaps that has something to do with Noah having a tough time taking it all in. Noah has already vowed for a different outcome in the 2014 playoffs, though.

“Well you know what? It’s going to be extra motivation to work extra hard in the offseason and I feel like we’ll be the team that beats them next year."

The two-time NCAA national champion believes it's only a matter of time before the Bulls are able to claim an NBA championship of their own.

“I think we’re pretty close,” he said. “We got a lot of work to do. We don’t like them, they don’t like us, but at the end of the day, you gotta give credit where credit is due. They’re a very good team, but we feel like if we’re healthy, we’ll have our shot.”

Via For the Win

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