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Joakim Noah says tequila got him through GQ photo shoot

Luis Gomez

About Last Night

8:18 AM CST, February 26, 2014

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Who would have thought Joakim Noah would get so nervous in front of the camera?

The eccentric Bulls’ star revealed in the March issue of GQ magazine – which features the Miami Heat’s LeBron James on the cover -- that he needed help to calm his nerves before his photo shoot with the magazine. Noah is sporting a tuxedo and bowtie and dribbling a basketball in his photo in the men’s magazine.

“I was a little nervous,” Noah told GQ. “So I actually had a couple of tequila shots, and it helped me out so much."

Noah -- who appeared on the cover of GQ France with his father, Yannick Noah, in 2009 – also addressed his reputation as an NBA villain.

“When you look at the people all the way at the top of the arena, and they look so small, right?” Noah said. “And they’re just jumping up and down, being like ‘(Expletive) you!’ -- there’s nothing better than that.”

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