Today in Sports History: February 28

By Brandon Zhu

In 2013, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah blocked 11 shots in a 93-82 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Noah also contributed 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, securing his third career triple-double. To date, only 44 NBA players have blocked 10 or more shots in a game. The ninth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Noah played his most successful stretch of basketball with the Chicago Bulls (2007-2016). Noah had his best season in 2013-14 averaging 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks. Noah helped lead the Bulls to the 2014 playoffs. The Bulls lost in the first round to the Washington Wizards, but Noah led the series in rebounding. Noah’s other accolades include All-NBA First Team (2014), 3x NBA All-Defensive Team selections, and 2x NBA All-Star. Noah last played in the NBA with the LA Clippers in 2020.

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