^ it's not like amare decided to be a ******* and all on his own said " I'm not traveling with the team and refuse to sit on the bench" and then proceeded to cross his arms andante an angry face...
This decision was a joint team decision.
Stat has been travelling with the team, he was even doing drills in Miami before the game. He just doesn't sit on the bench during the game, which isn't a big deal.
Ive been an anti STAT guy but I have to say he looksin Elite shape even if hes not an Elite player guy looks phenomenal and seems incredibly focused. Framework is there now or never for STAT.
The value of elite scoring ability, by Phil Jackson:
"This is a guy, we recognize his talent, and his skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games where things get sticky, grind-out, and basketball becomes a force game and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation thatís critical. Heís one of those players, one of the few players who can do that.Ē