Joakim Noah May Sit Out the NBA All-Star Game

by February 11, 2013

There’s a chance that first time NBA All-Star Joakim Noah could end up sitting out the big game next Sunday. The Chicago Bulls big man is battling a bout of plantar fasciitis, which may force him to watch the ASG. Per the Chicago Tribune: “I’ll tell you what: Practices don’t change too much,’ Noah said, smiling, after observing it from a stationary bicycle. ‘It’s pretty much the same thing every day. (Tom Thibodeau) is more interested in our energy levels and making sure we’re doing everything at 100 percent.’ Noah vowed to play through the plantar fasciitis in his right foot despite doing only his cardiovascular work and performing some light individual shooting. But for the first time, Noah and Thibodeau said they’ll revisit whether Noah participates in All-Star weekend in Houston following Wednesday’s road game in Boston. ‘It’s pretty important,’ Noah said of his first All-Star Game. ‘Well, it’s not that important, but it’s something I want to do. But I also have to do what’s right for the team. There’s obviously a bigger picture than the All-Star Game. We’ll see. You have to live in the moment. Right now, that’s not really what I’m thinking about. I’m more worried about San Antonio. That’s pretty important.'”