Joakim Noah hates war, so he’s stickin’ it to war … by snubbing West Point cadets:

More from the Chicago Tribune:

At its annual dinner with West Point cadets, every New York Knick was in attendance. Except for one.

“I wasn’t there to be honest with you,” former Bull Joakim Noah told the New York Daily News. “I have a lot of respect for the kids who are out here fighting. But it’s hard for me to understand why we have to go to war, why kids have to kill kids around the world.

“I have mixed feelings about being here. I’m very proud of this country. I love America but I just don’t understand kids killing kids around the world.”

OK, that’s his prerogative and all. But is skipping the dinner taking a stand against war, or against the people who choose to risk their lives in order to keep the rest of us from experiencing the horrors of war first-hand?

Parting flashback:

Yeesh. Talk about awkward.