Just in time for the playoffs, illustrator Chris Edser has put together a great series of gifs capturing the awkward magic of Joakim Noah, the gangliest of the NBA's elite talent. You couldn't ask for a better representation of player who does many things well and few things gracefully.

"Joakim Noah plays defense is above," and "Joakim Noah shoots free-throws" is below. Go check out the rest of the series on the basketball-art blog, Ron Artist.

[Ron Artist, via Chicago Tribune]