NBA Trade Rumors: Phoenix Suns Have To Break Up with Amare Stoudemire

February 17th, 2010 by Greg Esposito Leave a reply »

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The Phoenix Suns have gone past the point of no return this time.

After two years filled with rumors, innuendo, trade discussions, fans questioning Amare’s talent and 10 thousand Tom Leander catchphrases, the Suns have to trade Stoudemire, or as Leander would call it “Evaluate and Detonate.”

It doesn’t have to do with money, talent, or pending free agency.  It doesn’t even have to do with Robert Sarver or Steve Kerr, at least not this time.

No, the reasoning is quite simple.  So simple in fact, that it was the plot of a Hollywood romantic comedy (If you’ve seen Valentines Day, Leap Year, or even Couples Retreat, you realize just how rudimentary that is.)

The Suns and Amare Stoudemire have entered into the break-up zone.  Deep down, both parties know it’s over.  They see how they could be better without the other, but haven’t quite ended their relationship it yet.

If the Suns keep Amare Stoudemire for the remainder of the season, they basically will be acting out the NBA’s version of the film The Break-Up. (Guy Translation: You know that bad mo ...

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