Joakim Noah was recently asked about the pressure of playing in New York. Which is his hometown, and well according to Noah it was an obstacle.
When answering the question, he suggested that partying impacted his time with the Knicks.
“Not just the pressure. I remember after the first game, I probably had, like, 50 people in my house. I’m too lit. I’m too lit to play in New York City,” Noah said, laughing with the interviewer. “I’m too lit to play in New York City. Memphis is perfect for me.”
Noah was asked if he faced the same situation in Chicago.
“We were lit in Chicago, but I was young, so you recover faster, you know? You recover faster,” he said.
Here is Stephen Jackson’s reaction.