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NBA Player Skips Military Event Because He’s Anti-War

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah skipped a dinner with cadets at West Point because of his anti-war views.

Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis all attended the dinner Thursday night to show support for the military, but Noah was a no-show because of his pacifism, according to TMZ Sports(RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)

(Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) The New York Knicks’ newest players Courtney Lee, Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings pose for photographs at Madison Square Garden training center on July 8, 2016 in Tarrytown, New York. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

He told reporters that he felt the need to make a stand against war. (RELATED: Millionaire NFL Quarterback Has Mind-Boggling Reason For Refusal To Stand For National Anthem)

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The New York Knicks’ newest player Joakim Noah speaks with the media at Madison Square Garden training center on July 8, 2016 in Tarrytown, New York.
Noah joins the Knick after playing for the Chicago Bulls. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

A representative for Noah also released a statement to TMZ Sports saying, “He has the utmost respect for the military members and cadets. He just doesn’t agree with war.”

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