LeBron James attracts many pests, but Joakim Noah might be the best player to ever beef with him

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • The Chicago Bulls were really good for a little while there. With Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, and Luol Deng leading the way, the Bulls had some elite seasons ... like, better than whichever team LeBron James was on at the time. But in every instance, Noah's Bulls ran into LeBron on one of his many runs to the NBA Finals.

    Like so many other LeBron victims, Noah developed a beef with The King. What made his unique? Well, for one, he was a much better player in his prime than some other irritants. And besides that, Noah's personality is distinct: Annoying, yet sensitive; prone to dishing out disrespect, but also liable to react when disrespected. All that adds up to several playoff runs full of grappling, bickering, and trash-talking the city of Cleveland. It's a pretty good beef.

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  • Marlo Mike
    Marlo Mike  2 weeks back

    8:06 they bumpin that old boosie ✊🏿

    • Pataganja
      Pataganja  2 weeks back

      “Beef history canon” bruh just stop ....

      • ivorysteele
        ivorysteele  2 weeks back

        Noah had nothing to do with Lebum not joining the bulls. Noah and Danny Green are both from NYC

        • Markie Marc
          Markie Marc  2 weeks back

          Memories of the 2011 season make me so happy, then they make me cry again. Poor ownership, poor management, overworked style of coaching, lack of proper time for recovery after surgeries for too many injuries, and egos among teammates tore apart a team that had the potential to revamp a dynasty. In my opinion the biggest tragedy here is that joakim should've had the chance to see him in the playoffs or even the finals, but at the end of the day he can only do so much after so much happened. One of my favorite players all-time and hopefully we can see a comeback from such a warrior.

          • *Starr Playa Entertainment* TM

            Beef history Delonte West vs Random white dude

            • Troydan’s Basement kids

              Russ vs embiid

              • Chudney Gray
                Chudney Gray  3 weeks back

                Hi. G g y g. Hhhhhh h h h

                • Chudney Gray
                  Chudney Gray  3 weeks back

                  Hi. G g y g. Hhhhhh h h h 

                  • Chudney Gray
                    Chudney Gray  3 weeks back

                    Hi. G g y g. Hhhhhh h h h

                    • Eddie Wow
                      Eddie Wow  3 weeks back

                      Beef History: Joakim Noah vs his damn gap teeth

                      • Malique Ingram
                        Malique Ingram  3 weeks back

                        Deshawn Stevenson won with the mavs against lebron

                        • PushSonyaDeville
                          PushSonyaDeville  3 weeks back

                          Had Rose never got hurt, Ray allen never makes that 3, Draymond Green never gets suspended, Lebron could have 0 rings. Maybe 1. He's 1 of the most overrated athletes in the history of the world. He puts up great numbers yes, but saying he is one of the top 5 players ever is insulting to the history of the NBA. Jordan himself said there is no way Lebron would be on his top 5 all time team. Personally I think he's top 10 but, not top 5. How he won his titles and his comparative numbers within the era he plays in opposed to other eras make it easy to see why he's overrated. He's probably the 2nd most popular player ever after Jordan, sure, but as far as his 'greatness' I'd take Jordan Pippen Magic Kareem Shaq Kobe Hakeem Erving Olajuwon all on my team above Lebron.

                          • Maurice Nixon
                            Maurice Nixon  4 weeks back

                            Is this really beef or Joakim just being salty his teams could never beat Lebron's teams?

                            • OweeMan_TIB
                              OweeMan_TIB  4 weeks back

                              I literally vacation in Cleveland at least three times a year

                            • OptimistPrime
                              OptimistPrime  4 weeks back

                              DeShawn Stevenson won a championship against LeBron tho

                              • Benoh
                                Benoh  4 weeks back

                                beef history: KD and his barber.

                                • Shawn Conway
                                  Shawn Conway  4 weeks back

                                  Please do Isiah Thomas vs Michael Jordan

                                  • RAPTORS 2K20
                                    RAPTORS 2K20  4 weeks back

                                    Beef History: Target vs Walmart

                                    • Ryan White
                                      Ryan White  1 months back

                                      Lebron with rose and joakim would not have lost to the mavericks

                                      • Karter
                                        Karter  1 months back

                                        Ok first I'm a LeBron fan NOT a Laker fan ( I cheer for the Lakers only cause of LeBron) but bring back Stephenson he is in my top 5 favorite nba players ever

                                        • DoesNotExist305
                                          DoesNotExist305  1 months back

                                          Beef History: Patrick Viera vs Roy Keane.

                                          • Yuki Mizutani
                                            Yuki Mizutani  1 months back

                                            Didt know green was a cavalier till now

                                            • Shaneosaurus Gaming
                                              Shaneosaurus Gaming  1 months back

                                              Did u say I have no offense ever even at Florida Noah was one of the best in his prime u mean the two years he was kinda good

                                              • Therangersfan849
                                                Therangersfan849  1 months back

                                                Beef history: clippers and second round

                                                • bee boo
                                                  bee boo  1 months back

                                                  Gaybron Lame and his Mother tried to ATTRACT Paul Pierce, I give Paul credit. He didn't fall into that Delonte West type of trap.

                                                  • Axel Buckets
                                                    Axel Buckets  1 months back

                                                    Noah got a point though, no one ever has said “going to Cleveland on vacation” hahaha

                                                    • Dib Irken
                                                      Dib Irken  1 months back

                                                      Can i just say tho? None of this would have happened if it weren't for LBJ's training with Hakeem. Hakeem changed his game style.

                                                      • Azaria Tewodors
                                                        Azaria Tewodors  1 months back

                                                        lebron is older by a year

                                                        • I Insult the prophet
                                                          I Insult the prophet  1 months back

                                                          labron is trash. warriors destroyed him.

                                                          • Joe The Jet
                                                            Joe The Jet  1 months back

                                                            All I know is LeBron made a commitment to Kansas. Idk if he signed a letter of commitment, or if it was only verbal. But for about 25min kansas thought LeBron would be a Jayhawk

                                                            • den ver
                                                              den ver  1 months back

                                                              9:04 I'm dead

                                                              • CrimsonCobalt
                                                                CrimsonCobalt  2 months back

                                                                5:03 NAH why he look like the shark slayer 😂

                                                                • MrYzeng
                                                                  MrYzeng  2 months back

                                                                  I,m a warriors fan but I still son,t like Draymond and mostly like to mock him.

                                                                  • MathWizard
                                                                    MathWizard  2 months back

                                                                    8:48, what did he say?

                                                                    • Fenrir Unshackled
                                                                      Fenrir Unshackled  2 months back

                                                                      It shouldn't be pronounced like that, his first name is Scandinavian, the j should be pronounced like y. It should sound like Yo-aa-kiim

                                                                      • Sandora Washington
                                                                        Sandora Washington  2 months back

                                                                        Oh the pressure Lebron would have felt if he went to Chicago

                                                                        • Reid LeBlanc
                                                                          Reid LeBlanc  2 months back

                                                                          man was right abt cleveland though

                                                                          • Private Eggroll
                                                                            Private Eggroll  2 months back

                                                                            As a huge Bulls fan this was the most depressing thing ever to experience knowing one man prevented us from ever getting past the ECF during our best seasons since Jordan 😭😭😭

                                                                            • The Dozier
                                                                              The Dozier  3 months back

                                                                              Not really a beef more so LeBron killed any chance of a legacy Noah had and he was just salty

                                                                              • Duane
                                                                                Duane  3 months back

                                                                                5-16 Translation: no beef.

                                                                                • Death Blooms
                                                                                  Death Blooms  3 months back

                                                                                  this is like michael jordan and isiah thomas

                                                                                  • Joe Lopez
                                                                                    Joe Lopez  3 months back

                                                                                    I hope the clippers pick him up. He’d finally have a good chance to beat LeBron.

                                                                                    • FaiisHD
                                                                                      FaiisHD  3 months back

                                                                                      Bulls vs LeBron would’ve been great if the cavs gave lebron something in 2009 it probably would’ve spanned till now if it wasnt for those injuries would’ve been fighting and jawing 10 years straight

                                                                                      • Most Hated Mak
                                                                                        Most Hated Mak  3 months back

                                                                                        3:10 look like somebody gettin stomped out

                                                                                        • Saracen Cosmonaut
                                                                                          Saracen Cosmonaut  3 months back

                                                                                          Joakim Stevenson

                                                                                          • zakk russo
                                                                                            zakk russo  3 months back

                                                                                            this man pronounced it joekim

                                                                                            • Jason Switzer
                                                                                              Jason Switzer  3 months back

                                                                                              Next beef, the pronouncing of Joakim.

                                                                                              • Jason Switzer
                                                                                                Jason Switzer  3 months back

                                                                                                Did he really just say that he was one of the best players in the league in his prime..

                                                                                                This guy's an idiot