Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Shoot Down Host in City with the Most

December 4th, 2010 by David Rush Leave a reply »
Okay, maybe not the most, but New Orleans undoubtedly swings nonstop to the rhythm of the blues, a seemingly bottomless flow of booze, shiny beads, the requisite, endless body of folk frantic for fun and, if you're a believer in such things, vampire nights and the Voodoo that they do.

Only last night, it was the suddenly rampaging New York Knicks who were sticking the pins in Chris Paul and the previously undefeated-at-home Hornets.

The man in the middle of it—most frequently labeled this past offseason as option C in the great free agent stakes of 2010—was Amar'e Stoudemire (34 points, 10 rebounds and a block), who simply took no quarter, French or otherwise.

Scoring at will around the hoop has become Stoudemire's wont during this recent run, and this supremely active, mountain of wiry strength is a stud building block, the critical piece that has New York fans turning back to basketball.

If he was option C this offseason, he is quickly transforming that notion with spirited MVP-type play on both ends of the court. 

Without All-Star forward David West, the Hornets got out quick last night. Up by 10 early ...

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