Amar’e Stoudemire Is Reviving Basketball In NYC, But It Takes a Team To Win

December 10th, 2010 by Max Goodwin Leave a reply »
This is not exactly how the Knicks envisioned their resurrection going, but nobody is complaining after games like the one on Wednesday night.

Last year the fans and front office were anticipating the coming of LeBron James to the mecca of basketball, yet it was not to be.

So without the arrival of King James or Dwayne Wade to the Big Apple, the hopes of NYC rested on the shoulders of Amar'e Stoudemire.

Instead of Steve Nash running the point it would be Raymond Felton.

Once a great college point guard, Ray's NBA numbers slipped last year from his previous three seasons with Charlotte. As the Bobcats showed no intentions of re-signing Felton, the Knicks grabbed him as a short term fix at the point guard.

With only a two-year contract, it's obvious that the Knicks did not have the confidence to make Felton the permanent floor general for the franchise.

But plans change.

It was coach Mike D'Antoni that lured both Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire to NY, and it appears that his style is exactly what both players needed to show their true potential.

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