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Joakim Noah Holsters Gun Celebration

Bulls forward shelves on-court display in light of Connecticut school shootings

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    Bulls center Joakim Noah is looking for another way to celebrate his jumpers.

    After Tuesday night's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Noah told the Chicago Tribune he's stopping his tradition of firing imaginary six-shooters on the court after making an outside shot.

    Noah's decision is a direct response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings that left 26 people dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Noah has been an outspoken advocate of gun control on his Twitter account over the past few days, retweeting gun-control supporters such as Michael Moore and touting anti-violence documentaries such at "The Interrupters" and "Bowling for Columbine."

    The Bulls star's philosophy on guns may be influenced by his background. Noah was born in New York, but his parents are from France and Sweden, countries with much stricter gun laws.