Amare Stoudemire Gives Fellow NBA Players a Lesson in When To Shut Up

May 20th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
How's that humble pie tasting, Mr. Stoudemire?

Fresh off saying that the Lakers' Lamar Odom got "lucky" by scoring 19 points, and gathering 19 rebounds in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Amar'e put up his second straight no-show defensively, while Odom put up his second straight double-double (17 points and 11 rebounds in Game 2).

"I'm not giving him no hype right now; he had a lucky game in Game 1," Stoudemire said on Tuesday. "We just got to make sure we box him out. I think I focused so much on [Pau] Gasol and [Andrew] Bynum to where he snuck in there and got 19 boards, so now we just got to make sure there's three guys out there that can rebound well [when] adding Odom. So, we got to do a better job on them."

Err...judging by the fourth quarter carnage of Game 2, guess that didn't work so well.

Stoudemire's never going to be mistaken for Dikembe Mutombo on the defensive end. Still, in the same Game 1 that Odom went 19-19, Amar'e scored 22 points...but only grabbed three rebounds.

In fact, Stoudemire has as many double-digit rebound nights as three-rebound nights in the playoffs (two).

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