Amar'e Stoudemire did not look right in his return to action on Tuesday night, as the Knicks fell at home to the Blazers, 105-100. It was almost as though he hadn't played in a while:
Amar'e looks like he hasn't played all season. What the hell.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) January 2, 2013
The reviews for Stoudemire's return were resoundingly negative, principally on defense. It all started off so well, with the New York crowd showering an entering Amar'e with a surprising amount of affection:
STAT's play and fit in the lineup have been disappointing for a season, but Knicks fans value his personality and proud representation of his team. At the time, the reception seemed to augur fantastically for the evening. The crowd was with him. They were giving STAT a chance.
Then Amar'e got the ball and promptly stepped out of bounds.
Caught up to NYK-POR. An NBA season is a long process, but this new process in NY got off to about as bad a start as possible.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 2, 2013
Not the greatest start for Amar'e. He's 0-of-4 wit ...
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