Former tennis star Yannick Noah, father of Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah, cheers on his son Sunday as the Bulls take on the Miami Heat.
Passion certainly runs in the Noah family.
Joakim Noah’s father, former tennis star Yannick Noah, abandoned a quick in-game interview with ABC’s Lisa Salters during the first half of the Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls game Sunday afternoon, to enthusiastically cheer on his son who had just pulled off an impressive sequence of hustle plays.
The older Noah couldn’t keep his focus on the interview when Joakim shut down LeBron James on defense, won a loose ball and then drew a foul on the other end of the court. Yannick began shouting and clapping before giving his son a standing ovation.