(CBS) With his second straight All-Star appearance, the best play of his career and tenacious-yet-eccentric personality, Bulls center Joakim Noah has raised his profile over the past year.

The latest proof of this comes in the March issue of GQ, for which Noah posed for a feature called “4 NBA Ballers Show You How to Bend the Black Tie Rules.”

Given the national stage Noah has been on, you wouldn’t think he’d be too worked up about this, but he sure was. So he revealed his secret for calming down and looking good in front of the camera.

“I was a little nervous,” Noah told GQ of his photo shoot. “So I actually had a couple of tequila shots, and it helped me out so much.”

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