Noah wants to play. Soon.
Joakim Noah is eager to start playing again. The Bulls center, who had surgery on December 16th to repair a torn ulna collateral ligament in his right thumb, recently had his cast removed and is running contact drills. He just can’t go 100% yet. Noah had targeted a pre-All Star Weekend return but will now likely see official court action just after the break. And while the Bulls have gone without their star post player for nearly two months, Le Coq Sportif has gone without its lone star basketball endorser. Noah’s red sneakers used to sprint up and down the court dozens of times each game, only to be shelved too by the injury. At least this shot of Noah resting/daydreaming after a pre-game practice in Utah lets kicks watchers, and Le Coq Sportif, know that Jo is almost back.
Among the fully healthy last night, J.J. Barea dropped 15 of his 20 points in the third quarter of the Mavs-Kings game in the Converse Star Player EVO Low, teammate Peja Stojakovic donned Grey/Blue Kobe VI’s, Jose Calderon switched to a new Li-Ning model, and Amar’e Stoudemire got a new shoe mate as Andray Blatche laced up a pair of silver Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer’s.
Nothing but kicks ahead in NBA Kicks…