Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  68 responses

Video: Joakim Noah Calls Miami Heat ‘Hollywood as Hell’

Noah keeps it real.

Joakim Noah didn’t have a great Eastern Conference Finals, but he had the quote of the series.

(H/T: @jose3030)

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I’m not mad at him…or the Bulls…or the Heat.

  • tRay

    He can continue to keep it real from his living room couch.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Keeping it real……stupid. Thanks for playing Joakim.

  • cru_thik305

    first he disses cleveland, now he’s taking shots at miami, this dude is starting to get on my nerves with all these little comments

  • http://aol.com Run”N’Gun219

    I like the heat, But Joakim is that dude. i like it because he would tell that to there faces. he is just not putting on for the camera

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    ha, he ain’t lying.

  • karma

    He’s taking shots at Lebron. And yes, they are “hollywood”.

  • Ces

    We got about a month left of hate!!!!!!!!

  • Ces

    Miami Heat 2011 Champs!!!!! Holla 305

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Love it!!!Say what you feel Joakim!!!

  • tRay

    Say it wit ya chest!!!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    He said they were Hollywood right after the decision. He’s felt that way all season.
    But he respects them too.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    dudes a clown…they put the straight clamps down on D for four straight nights. Beat you at your own game- played harder, tougher than yall for four straight games and they’re “Hollywood” what a joke

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    Well, If you saw the pre-season stuff, they are Hollywood as hell.
    And they’re also a helluva team.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Did he come this conclusion before or after they celebrated their championship with indoor fireworks 90+ games ago?

  • Exile

    and this is news? and people are arguing the statement? Hollywood doesn’t mean they are not good.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Gab Union took a twitter shot at him last night. Saying for someone calling other people Hollywood, he sure stays available for all media and interview requests.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9B412oN9MA EJ
  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Uhm….let’s not play stupid on purpose. What he meant,and what everyone should have realized, is he called them Hollywood because he perceived them as being more about flash than substance. Funnily, Joakim has no substance on a basketball court so it’s kind of hard to take a clown seriously. His biggest contribution of the series was calling someone a fa*got. Be proud of this guy, Chicago. He’s all yours with his 5 point, 8 rb efforts.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    nah, actually what i think he was trying to say was that they hollywood as hell.

  • mjNotkobe

    He sure isn’t lying. Everyone getting bent out of shape about it needs to calm down. He praised them for being a great team in the very next sentence so let’s not infer what the guy meant based solely on a fragment of a quote. I saw the damn interview and he gave those guy’s their props.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Ahh, Jo Noah, sorest of losers, master of soundbites.
    Charming, as always.
    Now go practice taunting players who just got dunked on….. by your teammate. You’re good at that, non?

  • ClydeSays

    Funny. Dumb as hell, but funny.

  • bubbarundt

    Well when u see queen james fake a shot to the face (when he grabbed a rebound n d-rose hit the ball n james grabs his face n falls down like he been gunned down by by a in-house sniper, only to wink n smile at his teammates after he gets up) u kinda get that hollywood as h¤ll comment. Hope Dallas spanks that thespian behind!!

  • Heals

    Anybody disagreeing with JoNoah is kidding themselves or blindly d-ridding. No Eboy he called them Hollywood cause they mug for the cameras after plays, try to sell hard fouls when they don’t occur, but also flex/chest pound after plays in the 1st/2nd qtr, they always talking about how they feel (Bosh about playing Bos gm3, Wade about how the whole world is happy they lose), always making it about them. That’s what he means; they are incredibly talented, but we all know Lebron loves him some Lebron, Bosh too…

  • bullsfan

    So Gabrielle Union took a Twitter shot at Joakim for his “Hollywood as hell” comment? Can we pls have DWade borrow Lebron’s statement to his mom during the Delonte scandal? Here it goes:

    DWade: Gab, sit your ass down!!


  • Riggs

    is he lying or wrong? no. end of story.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Sombody trying to compare the Heat’s antics when referencing a Chicago Bull? The Bulls have the three worst examples of “how to act” when playing the game. Yes, I’m talking about you, Noah and Gibson and Popcorn Muscles. Screaming for every made bucket (I know they’re hard to come by on that team)yelling with every rebound, clapping their hands like a Special Olympics runner who just won a 20 yd dash. Please….GTFOH with that ghey sh*t….wait….the Heat already put them out. Hollywood Style!

  • bike

    And the reason this made news….is…what?

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I’m pretty sure this is an anti-gay slur.

  • DNz15′s

    uh oh… eboy used a bad slur in his last post.. tsk tsk

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy


  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @bullsfan…..ay watch how you talk about my Gabbie bro….I don’t play that

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Once again, back in July Noah said “it’s gonna be real hollywood down there” on the night LeBron had his “Decision” special on ESPN.
    And he’s calling them hollywood here again.
    He’s basically trying to say his feelings for them haven’t changed, and that he was right in his initial assesment of them last year, in his opinion.

  • zeekthefreak

    I get the feeling Eboy is a a 12 year old kid who knows nothing… His never makes a good point and proves it. Watch him read this comment and misinterpret it and make a big deal. Eboy, you along with the heat could win some golden globes for your acting.

  • http://WWW.SLAMONLINE.COM Eboy

    However, i do think he has a point. It is like hollywood because of what happened with the big 2.5 – and tbh that is the only reason why i support the heat – and they do play like hell!
    Still unsure whether we can stop dirk. If dallas win, then i will probably put my lebron shirt in the closet and go and buy a dirk jersey.

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  • http://WWW.SLAMONLINE.COM Eboy

    DNz15′s – your a puff.

  • http://WWW.SLAMONLINE.COM Eboy

    zeekthefreak – yeah i admitted it – i used to support cleveland before, especially when shaq was there with the king.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    This Eboy at 3:49p and 3:51p is not me. I’m sure it’s a SLAM commenting issue.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If you type a comment once and realize it’s not your screename…that’s acceptable…twice even…..but the third time? Bro….just type in your own name in the comment box…it’s not that hard.

  • http://WWW.SLAMONLINE.COM Eboy

    Your the impostor – stop trying to play mind games with me!

  • flow85

    Yes, they are flamboyant as hell and it discus me that they are going to the finals and might take it all the way.

  • RunNGun

    Joakim Noah is PLAYER X…

  • Deknowz

    Joakim Noah is also absolutely right. They call themselves the “Heatles”. This team is very Hollywood, but so are all the other elite sports teams around the world. Comes with the territory.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    My name is Eboy!!

  • Dennard

    Meh, he’s right. I don’t understand why some of you are getting so indignant by that comment. It’s just an opinion, good grief.

  • MikeC.

    I’m not a geography major or anything, but I’m pretty sure the Lakers are Hollywood. Maybe even Hollywood as Hell.
    To whoever is jacking screen names, just cut it out. Eboy isn’t a bandwagon jumper like most of the new Heat fans. Sometimes his comments are annoying, but he’s been down with the Heat since they sucked, got good, sucked again, got good again, sucked again and are now good again. When NY gets more depth and is battling with Miami for EC supremacy, I’m going to be even worse than Eboy. I just don’t have anything to crow about right now.

  • EtheKnickFan

    Wasnt 50g’s enough? Now he done went ahead n used the “H” word? Some never learn.

  • http://dude Chukaz

    it coulda been worse. He coulda said they east hollywood or west hollywood or wherever in hollywood it is the f@ggots hang out. I never used to use the word f@ggot until kobe and noah made it cool…

  • http://flickr.com/drosario davidR

    he still gave them props for being a good team. why focus on the hollywood part?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Now Eboy is impersonating Max. Just great.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    My name is Max!!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    no justifying anything he said. The Bulls pride themselves on being a grind it out defensive squad. Derrick Rose has had an MVP year no doubt, but please believe their calling card, and the reason they got this far is, and solely is, their defense. Well guess what Miami played better defense, played harder, played tougher, as I said previously for four straight nights. Outmonstered the monsters of the midway, won the bareknuckle brawl, and they are “Hollywood”…take your L and go home.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    The Bears are the “Monsters of the Midway”.
    The University of Chicago were the original “Monsters of the Midway”.
    The “Midway” refers to The Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park in Chicago’s South Side.
    The Bulls play at the United Center, in Chicago’s Near West Side.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m Eboy trapped in a douches screen name…?

  • truballer

    Noah u hater like the rest of emm..!work on ur d cause bosh owned u in the paint ur juss all antics, step ur game–up.. 316 all day…!hollywood heat! what bron and did the 4th quater game 5 was epic!!!

  • hoodsnake

    Saying f@ggot is expensive…

  • Darrell Robinson

    Joachim, if you really want to get on Miami Heat’s nerves then go out and defeat them. Don’t worry…you’ll have your chance next season. Hope you get better as a bball player over this offseason.

  • andrew

    so much player haters

  • NJ4Life

    The biggest reason why the Heat are Hollywood is because they give themselves a hard on. Like it’s been said every play there’s a celebration, or LeBron doing that stupid-@ss bobble head nod, etc. When you have a team of this caliber you’re supposed to dismantle your opponents, but realize you didn’t just win the championship on an And 1. When you know how good you are, you’re not supposed to act like you’re surprised that you won (See Jordan, Michael). I mean damn even Dirk knows his Mavs “didn’t do anything yet”.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    Haha @ Darksaber (1:42), and Hoodsnake (5:01)..

  • http://myspace.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    I used to have much respect for Joakim Noah before this statement. Now I have even more…

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    my name is earl. … hoodsnake wins


    Eboy is such a diligent Heattles apologist. YOU gotta give credit when credit is due!



  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Grant Hill does not approve of Eboy saying ghey…

  • http://yahoo.com Kenesha

    Noah WAS right, them cats ARE Hollywood as hell!! Everybody knows it, witnessed it all through the Boston, Chicago, and the finals! They over-act, fake contact, celebrate prematurely, needle the opposing bench, and constantly harass the refs!! All yall Chi-town haters can say what ya like, but, the big 3 had a helluva fight on their hands with Chicago. It took lots of help from the officials to solidify their wins. D.Wade was shook, couldn’t perform because he was afraid of what would happen to him in his “home-town”. And NOW, the Mavs (veteran team) have silenced all of their whinning, crying, flopping, celebrating, and arrogance, 3 times straight!! Thanks Dirk & Co.!! GO MAVS GO!!!