One of the best defenders in the NBA from the last couple of years has officially announced his retirement from professional basketball.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported 13-year league veteran, Joakim Noah has retired.
13-year NBA center Joakim Noah — a two-time All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year winner — is effectively retiring from basketball, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 1, 2021
Plan is for the longtime Chicago star to eventually retire as a Bull.
Noah, who played for four different teams in the association (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers), was a two-time All-Star and won the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014.
"It was a hell of a ride," Noah wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to all those who showed me love throughout my journey."
The France native had the best moments of his career while playing for the Bulls from 2007 to 2016.
Alongside Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Luol Deng, Noah helped the Bulls make the conference finals in 2011, where they would eventually fall to the Miami Heat's 'Big Three' in a five game series.