Watch: Joakim Noah booed by Knicks fans in MSG return
New York Knicks fans sent a message to Joakim Noah during the forward’s return to Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Noah was booed when he checked into the game for the Memphis Grizzlies late in the first quarter.
Joakim gets showered with boos in his return to The Garden
Reminder: Knicks owe him $37M pic.twitter.com/Rq2s15AJeH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 3, 2019
The boos make plenty of sense. Noah was signed to a 4-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks in 2016. He was suspended for PEDs in his first season; fought with Jeff Hornacek in his second; and he was waived via the stretch provision prior to his third season. He played just 53 games for them and hardly made a difference.
Noah has played in 25 games for the Grizzlies this season and is averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game. The Knicks are still paying him over $6 million each of the next three seasons. You can understand why the fans are booing him.