Free Agent Amar’e Stoudemire Is the Latest Scapegoat in Phoenix

June 5th, 2010 by Joseph Edmondson Leave a reply »
Phoenix fans are good at pointing fingers after disappointing postseasons.

This year, in the midst of a free agency bonanza, the fingers seem to be pointing at Amar'e Stoudemire. Some fans are even welcoming his departure, hoping to get someone who is more reliable. 

As torn as I am about the whole season, and the way it ended, I can't abandon Amar'e because of his last series. He, after all, is not the only one to blame. The entire team lost that series, not just Stoudemire. Not only is he not the only one to blame, he's arguably the biggest reason we ended the regular season as strongly as we did.

Steve Nash, on the other hand, is hardly receiving criticism from Suns' fans about his defense, his deference to Stoudemire in the last game (how many times did you yell at the television when he passed it into the post for a turnover, missed basket, or violation?), his comments that fired up Ron Artest (who was the biggest difference in the Game Six, series-ending loss), or his inability to use his best asset: his shooting.

Listen, there's no doubt that Steve Nash is talented. There's no doubt he has heart and he's great at what he ...

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