“I was so involved with creating a positive atmosphere around the Knicks,” Amar’e Stoudemire said before Miami’s 98-81 win in his first trip back to Madison Square Garden since being bought out last year. “Now it’s gone the opposite way.”
The Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have finally parted ways, bringing an end to what was supposed to be an era of fortune and glory. Amar'e may not have ever lived up to his contract from a production standpoint, but he was a great Knick, as further evidenced by how he said goodbye to the city.
This morning, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire posted a photo of himself bathing in red wine on his Instagram page. At the time, I honestly did not believe he was actually bathing in red wine, because why would a person do that? I was wrong. Amar'e Stoudemire bathes in wine all the damn time.
Beno Udrih is the closest teammate when Amar'e Stoudemire passes out to the corner, and that's using "closest" generously. The play worked if it was supposed to knock over a woman's drink. No timeout needed!
And now, a couple of sentences written about Amar'e Stoudemire: "Stoudemire has been selected as one of the judges for this year’s Miss America Pageant on Sept. 14, according to the Knicks website. He and former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass are headlining a panel of judges next month that includes names I have never…
After complaining of knee soreness today before the New York Knicks' game against against the Jazz, forward Amar'e Stoudemire underwent an MRI. The result showed that Stoudemire's right knee needed a debridement, or surgery to removed dead and damaged tissue. He'll miss six weeks.
Yesterday, Howard Beck of The New York Times wrote about the impending return of Amar'e Stoudemire to the New York Knicks. Most of the story is about the problems that Beck foresees coming along with Stoudemire's return, but buried within it is this bit of information:
Amar'e Stoudemire's Range Rover is underwater. This is only like the third-worst thing to happen to him this week. [Source]
The Knicks have a remarkable seven players who are 30 or older on their roster. Amar'e Stoudemire is not one of them.
The first to note it, that we're aware of, was @NYScanner, which an hour ago sent out the message, "Manhattan: Box 0706 at 8 Penn Plaza at Madison Square Garden. FDNY Using all hands for a fire on the 6 floor." @BuffNetwork (a Twitter account that posts pictures of firefighting in the tri-state area) posted this photo…
We told you on Saturday about the Twitter troll whom Amar'e Stoudemire called a "fag" in a direct message. Now those avid sports-blog readers at the league office have decided to fine Stoudemire $50,000, the AP reports:
Not very kosher, Amar'e. Now, granted, this dude totally trolled Stoudemire with a nonsensical taunt basically out of left field ("you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!"), but still. At this point Amar'e has surely heard worse—I mean, I don't even know…
This is what happens when an otherwise personality-less P.A. announcer tries to show a bit of personality. The Miami Heat have now formally apologized for "extinguishing" Amar'e Stoudamire after his sixth foul last night.
Last night, we showed you how the Heat's PA guy made a corny reference to Stoudemire being "extinguished from the game" when he fouled out. But this video shows you what happens at the end of that clip, when Amar'e decides to lend a helping hand before he doesn't.
Ha! Ha! Get it? Because he severely injured his hand punching a fire extinguisher! You're winning friends the right way, Miami Heat. (We isolated the arena audio track so you can hear it more easily.) [TNT]
Less than a week after "half his hand was just hanging off" Amar'e will start for the Knicks today in what will most likely be New York's final game of the season.