Amar’e Stoudemire: Why He Deserves To Get Paid…

June 9th, 2010 by Jess Root Leave a reply »
So the latest Amar'e Stoudemire drama is the result of things he said to reporters at his basketball camp. Here is some of it, even if you have already heard it/read it/talked about it:

On playing out the final year of his contract: "There's no chance of that at all."

On whether he desires a maximum contract: “The most important factor of playing for an organization is to be able to be totally comfortable and give them 100 percent. That’s what I’ve done my whole career, so it’s only right to look for a maximum contract.”

On why he feels he should get one: “As concerned as I am with my own stats, I never read my rebounding totals, which are as much my 100 percent as Rob Sarver’s spending habits are his 100 percent. I guess that’s why I’m comfortable asking for the max, because Sarver would be hypocritical to ask me for more rebounds without giving me more money.”

Also: “I guarantee there’s a lot of interest, just from the fact of the trade rumors that were going on that (teams) were possibly making trades to get me,” Stoudemire s ...

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