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When you watch Joakim Noah on the basketball court he doesn't seem like the type of guy that would be shy in front of the camera.


Compared to the Eastern Conference, in which there’s a clear hierarchy — the upper-echelon teams (Indiana and Miami), the middle-class clubs (Chicago, Toronto and Washington) and a jumble of squad


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


Four players will start this year’s All-Star Game for the first time, and four more will make their first appearances in the annual exhibition set for Feb. 16 in New Orleans.


It’s a credit to Derrick Rose’s past and a hopeful glance to the future that USA Basketball selected the injured Bulls superstar to their 2014-16 player pool Thursday.