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Joakim Noah Sues Le Coq

I WORE YOUR CRAPPY SHOES

And You Screwed Me Out of a Fortune!

4/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Joakim Noah Sues Le Coq Sportif ShoesNBA superstar Joakim Noah has sued his former shoe sponsor -- claiming Le Coq Sportif makes TERRIBLE SNEAKERS that may have damaged his feet ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Noah quietly declared war on the French company in a D.C. court back in November ... claiming LCS signed him to a 6-year $6 million deal back in 2007, only to screw him out of more than $1.65 million. 

In the suit, Noah says he was pumped about the deal at first -- but shortly after he signed, LCS shut down its U.S. offices, fired the guy who signed Noah, and started looking for ways to back out of the deal.  Noah claims things came to a head in 2013 when they suddenly stopped paying him money he believed they were obligated to pay. 

Noah says despite the negative energy, he held up his end of the bargain -- and wore Le Coq shoes in every NBA game he played even though he claims they were "not well designed and likely contributed to [my] development of plantar fasciitis."

Noah says his medical condition likely linked to the crappy shoes "caused him to miss several games during the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls NBA season, including key games in the NBA playoffs."

Le Coq filed a counterclaim against Noah -- but it appears the two sides were able to strike a settlement because they suddenly dropped their cases against each other just last month. 

FYI -- Noah has moved on to a new shoe sponsor ... Adidas. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
16 COMMENTS

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1.

kewljewl    

Who and who

150 days ago
2.

Susan62509    

Why don't people take responsibility for their own decisions rather than always blame it on the other guy?

150 days ago
3.

static    

NFI who he is.

150 days ago
4.

MILK    

coq jokes incoming

150 days ago
5.

NGAPLZ    

Poor lil' rich boy...

150 days ago
6.

nana    

Those Kevin Durants are hot.... step your shoe game up Noah

150 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Joakim loves le coq

150 days ago
8.

Whocares    

That's what you deserve... Taking a check to promote something you know is ****ty.

150 days ago
9.

mania    

The dong sneakers ruined my feet too I am suing the spokesman.

149 days ago
10.

RD    

Martina Hingis tried suing Sergio Tacchini for hurting her feet too. I guess the athletes just see the money and endorse anything. Seems like people should start suing athletes who endorse products that don't work. It's no wonder Noah didn't get any skin care or modeling work because that guy is just butt ugly.

149 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Plantar fasciitis hurts like a mug. It took more than a year for me to fully heal.

149 days ago

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