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NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Joakim Noah and his Chicago Bulls team are really struggling right now in their series against the Washington Wizards. Maybe Noah can blame his former sneaker sponsor for the reason he’s not moving the same way right now.

Noah is currently suing his former shoe sponsor, Le Coq Sportif claiming that the sneakers many have damaged his feet.

TMZ Sports reports that 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.

In the suit, Noah says that after he signed his contract, LCS shut down its U.S. offices, fired the guy who signed him, 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 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.

Noah now wears adidas.

Source: TMZ