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A bulked-up Noah has learned NBA's life lessons and is ready to put them to use

Originally Published: October 27, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Joakim Noah was talking about teammate Derrick Rose's return from an ankle injury, but he caught the irony immediately.

"I think conditioning is going to take a little time," Noah said. "He's a little bit winded but that's kind of normal. I can tell you a lot about that actually … "

Noah has no problem laughing at himself and, in this case, his well-earned rep for not exactly being a physical specimen. A little distance and perspective will do that to a person, especially ...

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