A remorseful Joakim Noah faced the press Tuesday, and issued a public apology following his 20-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.
Noah, 32, says taking an over-the-counter supplement “backfired.”
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The big fella inked a four-year, $72 million pact with the New York Knicks last summer, but only managed to suit up in 46 games.
Per the AP:
“This was a tough moment, but I’m going to learn from it,” Noah said. “I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything I’ve gone through. I’ve gone through a lot of injuries, and I tried to take something to help me and it backfired.”
Noah returned to practice Tuesday following Feb. 27 surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee. The knee injury came after a hamstring injury he was trying to recover from around the All-Star break.
“I wanted to do something to help myself, help my body and like I said it backfired on me,” Noah said. “I tried to take the right measures when I was taking the supplements and it wasn’t enough.”