New York Knicks center Joakim Noah skipped a team dinner with cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Thursday night because of his anti-war views.

The Knicks are holding part of their training camp at West Point, and Noah reportedly had permission from coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the function.

Noah’s decision comes amid the context of sports taking an increasingly political tone recently. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the pre-game national anthem at the end of August to protest the unequal treatment of minorities in America. He’s continued his protests, which have since spread far and wide. Read more…

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Knicks’ Joakim Noah skips cadet dinner over anti-war views