NBA Free Agency: Amar’e Stoudemire Gets What He Wanted With New York Knicks

July 6th, 2010 by Greg Esposito Leave a reply »
Amar’e Stoudemire has always wanted to be the center of attention, even if he didn’t always want to be a center. He’s always wanted to get paid. He’s wanted to be viewed at the same level as LeBron and D-Wade.

Well, yesterday his wishes were granted when he agreed in principle to a 5-year deal worth almost $100 million with the New York Knicks. Now that he has what he’s always coveted, he’s really about to "get it."

Stoudemire is about to understand the tough lesson that other former Suns have learned. Leaving Phoenix doesn’t always mean prosperity on the court elsewhere.

Amar’e’s decision to head to the vast wasteland that is the New York Knicks’ roster and leaving Steve Nash is like a flat chested girl leaving her push up bra in favor of something less supportive. Nash makes Amar’e better and without him, STAT will just look flat.

Just ask Shawn Marion. For years Marion sung the same tune as Amar’e, but since getting his wish and departing from the company of Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns , he’s been a bit player at best.

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