Joakim Noah delivers another potshot at Cleveland’s expense
The New York Knicks are in Northeast Ohio for a Tuesday match-up with the Cavaliers as the 2016-17 NBA regular season gets underway. And while it’s likely Knicks center Joakim Noah eagerly anticipates playing in his first game as a member of his hometown NBA team, there is no shortage of places he’d rather be than stuck in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers will raise their championship banner into the rafters and receive their rings in Quicken Loans Arena ahead of Tuesday’s tilt. This has left Noah, who hasn’t been shy about expressing his disdain for Cleveland in the past, another opportunity to take a potshot at the city.
Famous Cleveland denigrator Joakim Noah on being there for ring night: "Congratulations to Cleveland, even though it's not a vacation spot."
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 25, 2016
While “Ring Night” alone is sufficient reason for excitement among Cleveland sports fans, additional layers of pomp and circumstance abound as the city also is at a fever pitch given that the Indians host the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday night as well.
Odds are pretty good Noah wouldn’t be all that impressed when hearing that, either.