Is Joakim Noah married? No, he isn’t. Having marital status as ‘unmarried’ makes no sense of talking about his wife. However, he is said to have been dating Leticia Busso, an estate broker and event planner in New York. His girlfriend is very close to singer/ actress Avril Lavigne.
Joakim Noah and his girlfriend haven’t revealed about their wedding plan which they might arrange soon in the near future. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Noah:
Who is Joakim Noah?
Born as Joakim Simon Noah, he landed the planet on February 25, 1985, which makes his age be 35 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is well recognized for being the star of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Florida Gators as a college basketball player.
He was selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by The Chicago Bulls. From his successful sports career, he has been able to establish himself as a two-time NBA All-Star and was also named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.
Early Life and Education
Noah was born in 1985 and his place of birth is in New York City. He was born to the parents named Yannick Noah, (father) and Cécilia Rodhe (mother). His parents have established personalities whose details are provided below:
Joakim’s mom Cécilia Rodhe (born on 1 September 1961) is better known for being Miss Sweden who later turned as fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 1978. From his mother’s side, Joakim also holds Swedish citizenship.
Joakim’s dad Yannick Noah (born on 18 May 1960) is a former world No. 3 tennis player who is noted for being the winner of the French Open in 1983. He is also a singer from Sedan, France. From his father’s side, Joakim also carries French nationality.
Joakim’s grandfather name is Zacharie Noah who is also known for being the Cameroonian professional football player. He is also credited for being the winner of the Coupe de France in 1961.
Joakim Noah is blessed with two sisters named Jénayé Noah and Yélena Noah. The sisters were caught on national television when they shared a celebration movement after the Bulls beat the Nets in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
Joakim was born in New York and lived in Paris from 1988 to 1998. At the age of 13, he moved back to New York City. He was enrolled at the United Nations International School where he played high school basketball. He has also played for Lawrenceville School and Poly Prep Country Day School.
In 2004, he was named the No. 75 player in the nation as well as the No. 19 power forward by Rivals.com.
Career and Professional Life
The University of Florida provided him an athletic scholarship where he was coached by Billy Donovan from 2004 to 2007. He became a member of Donovan’s 2004 recruiting class. He was included in the list of the Most Outstanding Player (MOP) in Minneapolis Regional.
He became the winner of the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. His efforts made the Florida Gators receive their second championship in two years. He was selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by The Chicago Bulls which became the big breakthrough in his professional life.
He set an average of 10.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game during the 2009–10 season. Because of an injury, he was able to play only 64 games. He made an average of 14.8 points per game and 13.0 rebounds in the playoffs.
He made a signing deal of five years with the Bulls for 60 million USD contract extension on October 4, 2010. He had to undergo surgery because of ligament damage in his hand. On February 23, he came back to action from the injury.
He made his career-highs of 30 points and 23 rebounds on December 7, 2012, in a match against the Detroit Pistons. In the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, he was a reserve on January 24, 2013, alongside teammate Luol Deng.
Noah made a total of an 18-game streak of 10 or more rebounds, from December 28, 2013, to February 1, 2014. He was made to pay the fine of 15,000 USD for abusing the referees verbally. He was named in the 2014 All-NBA first team on June 4, 2014. He finished the 2014–15 season averaging 7.2 points and 9.6 rebounds.
He signed a 72 million USD contract the New York Knicks on July 8, 2016. He went through a left knee arthroscopy on February 27, 2017. He became suspended for 20 games on March 25, 2017, for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. He signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on December 4, 2018.
He played the senior French national basketball team as well although he was also eligible to play for the national team of Sweden and the United States of America. On July 24, 2009, he made his debut for the senior French national team. Having a serious ankle injury, he wasn’t able to become the part of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Joakim Noah isn’t married but might soon tie his knot with his girlfriend. Event planner Leticia Busso could be his wife in the future whom he is dating for a long time. Talking more about his personal life, Noah carries multiple citizenships of Sweden, France and the United States of America.
Basketball player Joakim Noah stands at a height of 6 feet and 11 inches or 2.11 m. He has a weight of 104 kilograms or 230 lb. He has an athletic build giant body structure and gives special importance to his fitness and health activities.
Salary and Net worth
Joakim Noah has an estimated net worth of 45 million USD. His earnings are mostly derived from the contract which he has dealt with the professional teams. From his playing career since 2007, he has been able to establish himself as an established sportsperson.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Noah is available on most of the wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. You can find him on Twitter @joakimnoah where he has amassed more than 706k followers. Join him on Instagram, @stickity13 where he has garnered over 467k followers.