Knicks Insider: For Stoudemire, Loss of Brother Not Easily Forgotten

March 17th, 2012 by Dave Giancola Leave a reply »
With all of the drama and uncertainty surrounding the New York Knicks, forward Amare Stoudemire has had the most tumultuous season of all.

Stoudemire, the perennial All-Star, lost his brother in a car accident on Feb. 6. His brother, Hazell, was a role model for the NBA star, and his death was obviously unexpected. The crash in Florida saw Hazell rear-end a tractor trailer at a high speed. He was not wearing a seat-belt.

As the Knicks try to figure things out, it is clear that Stoudemire is still on the road to recovery. Amare is averaging 17.4 points per game this year, playing in 38 games thus far.

Although still a threat offensively, Stoudemire has lost a step in his repertoire, and he has lost the explosion that made him the best pick-and-roll player in the game.

For fans, their frustration with his inconsistent play must be put into perspective. 

Every player on the Knicks is feeling pressure. From Carmelo Anthony to Mike Bibby, the entire roster wants to get back on track, something they have been able to do since Mike D'Antoni resigned as head coach.

Since Mike Woodson has taken over, the team is 2-0, win ...

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