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Anthony, Amar’e Pairing Not Working?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 2, 2012 @ 6:48 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Amare Stoudemire tried to slink out of American Airlines Arena unnoticed, head covered in a black hooded sweatshirt, left arm in a sling, nothing but arena security standing between him and the solitude of a seat on the New York Knicks’ team bus.
Behind Stoudemire, though, were a mob of media and a handful of curious arena workers wanting badly to see or speak to the man who was so frustrated with a Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat that he busted open his left hand punching a fire extinguisher cover, putting into question his availability for the next game and the rest of the series.
If Stoudemire drew a fraction of that attention from his teammates just an hour or two earlier, it never would’ve come to this.
If Stoudemire were a primary contributor for the Knicks rather than an afterthought once Carmelo Anthony completed his isolation dance, Stoudemire’s hand wouldn’t be held together by stitches and his New York team wouldn’t be seemingly bursting at its seams.
Even though the Knicks got 23 points closer to their first playoff victory since 2001 than they did two days earlier, the evidence on the floor remained just as damning.
This Anthony-Stoudemire pairing just doesn’t work.
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