JOAKIM Noah said he decided not to attend a team dinner with West Point cadets was due to his “anti-war” stance.
The 31-year old New York Knicks center refused to attend the event, saying he is anti-war and anti-violence, accoding to the USA Today.
The activity was part of the Knicks’ training camp.
The US Military Academy said in a stetement is is “disappointed and feel Mr. Noah’s choice of West Point to make a statement is inappropriate because of the great sacrifice that has originated from this institution over our Nation’s history.”
Noah said he is not making a stand: "I just don't unerstand kids killing kids."
An outspoken pacifist who holds French, Swedish and American citizenships, Noah joined the Knicks in the offseason.