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Hudson’s Q&A with Chicago Bulls’ Curry and Noah

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Former Chicago Bulls’ Eddy Curry and Joakim Noah visited Hudson for an enriching Q&A session. Employees learned about their life after basketball, their thoughts on the NIL rule, and reminisced on some of the highlights of playing for the Bulls like guarding Shaq, post-win celebrations with Kirk Hinrich, and even commemorating the atmosphere of the red jersey packed arena, thunderous with proud cheering fans.


Considered one of the best high school basketball players in the nation, Eddy Curry was deemed Illinois’ “Mr. Basketball,” giving him a jump shot into the NBA as the 1st round, 4th overall draft pick for the Chicago Bulls in 2001.

On the other hand, Joakim Noah came from a family of athletic legacy with a Cameroonian grandfather who championed in the French Football (Soccer) Cup, and an International-Tennis-Hall-of-Fame father, also well known for his musical career and charity work in France and Africa. After playing for the Gators in college, Noah made it to the NBA in 2007 as the 1st round, 9th overall draft pick for the Chicago Bulls.

Though their upbringing and entrance into the NBA differed in many ways, they both shared a passion for basketball and the challenges that came with it. Following their shared experience of basketball fame, they retired with the philanthropic desire to help communities with similar basketball dreams. In fact, Curry dedicates his time teaching current and transitioning basketball players about financial literacy through the National Basketball Players Association. Noah devotes his time to his Noah’s Arc Foundation helping over 450 at-risk kids in Chicago that might also be looking to go into basketball or other big-league sports.  


Hudson is grateful for Curry and Noah’s time spent answering our questions, and we are appreciative to have hosted the kind of people that embody Hudson’s values to work toward a better tomorrow for our communities.  

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