Joakim Noah's energy and passion has been a huge lift for the Bulls since they made him the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
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Those traits were also on full display during Steve Nash's charity soccer match June 26, a game in which Noah scored the game-winning goal.
Nash, a former NBA MVP, raises money and increases awareness for underprivileged kids who have dealt with poverty, abuse, neglect or illness.
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He invited several NBA players to partake in the Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, an 8-on-8 soccer game on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Veteran point guard Baron Davis and former Bulls guard Marco Belinelli joined Noah in the action, as well as Oguchi Onyewu, a defender for the U.S. men's national team.
Noah broke a 7-7 tie in the second half and was named MVP. Video finally surfaced Thursday of Noah's goal and celebration, showing the 6-foot-11 center soaring around the field (or "pitch" if you want to get technical) with a childish endearment.