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Joakim Noah motivated by grandfather

Updated: April 26, 2011, 11:51 PM ET
By Roman Modrowski | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Before going out and having one of his best quarters of the season Tuesday night, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah stood on a baseline and searched the United Center crowd for the source of his motivation.

Zacharie Noah, Joakim's 72-year-old grandfather from Cameroon, was watching his grandson play for the first time as a professional.

"It's unbelievable," the elder Noah said through an interpreter. "I'm very happy to come to the playoffs and see my grandson doing ...

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