Joakim Noah Congratulates Cleveland For Winning Championship, Then Insults The City
Way back in 2010 as a member of the Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah had this to say about the city of Cleveland before a playoff series against the Cavaliers:
“It’s pretty depressing out here, man,” Noah said in a TNT interview before Game 1 in Cleveland. “It’s bad. It’s bad. No going out in Cleveland.”
Noah was boo’d relentlessly during Game 2 and a reporter asked him if he had any regrets about the comments he made about the city. He proceeded to make it worse:
“You think Cleveland’s cool?” he shot back. “I mean, I never heard anybody say ‘I’m going to Cleveland on vacation.’ What’s so good about Cleveland?”
Fast forward to 2016 and Noah is a member of the New York Knicks, who will have a close-up view as LeBron James and the Cavaliers receive their championship rings.
Noah congratulated the city of Cleveland and somehow snuck in a parting shot once again.
“Congratulations to Cleveland, even though it’s not a vacation spot,” he told reporters Tuesday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
I fully expect Noah to be boo’d on Tuesday Night.