NBA — 19 December 2012
Joakim Noah to End His Fake Gun Routine

Although he’s the furthest thing from a jumpshooter, after most of his made jumpshots, Joakim Noah acts as if his fingers are guns, blows them, then puts them in his imaginary holster as he backpedals back downcourt. That’s part of the reason people don’t care for him, and it is easily the most annoying routine in the NBA.

But in the wake of the tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut, Noah has decided to end his routine.

“It wasn’t just what happened in Connecticut. You just have to be kind of compassionate about what’s going on, man. We have issues with guns. Gun violence in this country is out of control and you’ve just got to be sensitive to that. I love this country. This country did so much for me.

“But I think it’s important to be more critical and we have issues. I feel just as American as I do French and the issues are complicated, but you’ve got to be sensitive and a lot of kids are dying. In Chicago, a lot of kids are dying in the streets, so that’s why I’m not doing that anymore.”


H/T: CSN Chicago

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