Joakim Noah Explains Decision to Skip Knicks Dinner with West Point Cadets

September 30th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah said Friday his decision to skip a team dinner at the United States Military Academy was due to an "anti-war stance." 

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News passed along Noah's explanation one day after his teammates were involved in a series of activities with the West Point cadets:

The Knicks passed along some highlights from the event:

"He has the utmost respect for the military members and cadets," Noah's representative told TMZ Sports. "He just doesn't agree with war."

West Point offered a statement on the situation after the event, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

New York signed Noah in July as part of a roster overhaul that also included trading for his longtime Chicago Bulls teammate Derrick Rose. Their addition to a roster that had already featured Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis raised expectations considerably heading into the 2016-17 season.

Away from the court, the 31-year-old New York City native hasn't been afraid to speak his mind about controversial topics since returning ...

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