Kenyon Martin on Joakim Noah: 'That Boy Sucks...I'll Play Him for His Contract'

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2017

Warning: Video contains NSFW language.

During an interview with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden on Friday, retired NBA player Kenyon Martin ripped New York Knicks center Joakim Noah.

The conversation began on Knicks president Phil Jackson, whom the 39-year-old Martin believes isn't built for a front-office role.

"Picking talent? That ain't his strong suit, as you can tell," he said. "The man gave Joakim Noah $70 million. Boy can't hit his ass with both hands. ... That boy sucks."

Martin brought up the lowlight of Noah's first season with the Knicks—the free throw. You know which one.

"Listen, that man shot a free throw...look it up," K-Mart told the hip-hop personalities. "And the face he made? I've never shot a ball and made that face. I've been playing basketball for a long time."

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In the knockout blow of the segment, Martin said he would've given Noah the league minimum and wants to play him for his four-year, $72 million deal.

"I'll play him for his contract. Play him for his contract. Right now, off the couch," Martin said. "... [Stephen Jackson and I] look at people's skills, and we feel we should still be playing, and we can play. Just [give us] the opportunity. And you give a guy like that that kind of money for nothing?"



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