Joakim Noah needed liquid courage for GQ photo shoot

Joakim Noah needed liquid courage for GQ photo shoot
February 26, 2014, 9:30 am
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Tony Andracki

Joakim Noah certainly has no trouble opening up on the hardwood, as one of the most demonstrative and emotional players in professional sports.

But put him in a tuxedo in front of the GQ cameras and it's a different story.

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To calm down his nerves, Noah told GQ he took "a couple of tequila shots, and it helped me out so much."

Noah joined three other NBA stars -- Steph Curry (whose Golden State Warriors visit the Bulls Wednesday night), James Harden and Kenneth Faried -- who strut their stuff in four kinds of tuxes in the March issue of GQ.

Noah, who celebrated his 29th birthday Tuesday, graced the cover of GQ France in 2010 with his father.