NBA Playoffs: Amar’e Stoudemire Probably Thinks Ron Artest’s Shot Was Lucky

May 28th, 2010 by Brad Goldbach Leave a reply »
Ron Artest has been called many things in his career in the NBA, from stellar defender to world-class crazy man. 

After his circus shot to save the Lakers' season and put the Phoenix Suns on the brink of elimination, there really isn't any other word to use to describe him right now, other than savior.

That is, unless your name is Amar'e Stoudemire.

Other than his 42-point outburst in Game Three to get the Suns back into the series—and I'm by no means taking anything away from that—you can't really describe Stoudemire's performance as anything other than decent in this series.

If the Suns are unable to come back and take the series, more than anything else, Stoudemire's performance off the court will be more memorable than his performance on the court.

Yes, I'm talking about the performance of his mouth after Game One in which he said that Lamar Odom "had a lucky game" en route to notching 19 points and 19 rebounds in the Lakers' victory.

So, you can only imagine what Stoudemire is thinking after watching Artest seemingly come out of nowhere to snatch Kobe's air ball out of thin air and flip up ...

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