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JordansBulls
03-27-2010, 09:39 AM
Link (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/no_amare_for_tracy_wYnuCiu9t1MmsbqyEEbTHI)



Free-agent-to-be Amare' Stoudemire said yesterday he has held a grudge against Tracy McGrady for once blowing him off when Stoudemire was in high school.
Stoudemire claimed it would not be a deal breaker in signing with the Knicks this summer if McGrady is re-signed.
"I'm not a big fan of Tracy McGrady -- as a person or as a player," Stoudemire said.
Last night, a bewildered McGrady denied the incident took place and seemed shocked Stoudemire held a grudge against him.
"I think he's messing with you," McGrady said.
Approached again, Stoudemire said, "He didn't remember? I'm not surprised he doesn't remember that."


Stoudemire said while in high school, he approached McGrady during a high school football game in which McGrady's brother was playing. Stoudemire claimed he got the cold shoulder when he asked McGrady his thoughts on jumping from high school to the NBA -- the path McGrady traveled.
"I tried to reach out to him in high school to get advice on going from high school to the NBA," Stoudemire recalled. "He pretty much didn't say anything. If a kid from my hometown came up to me and said, 'Amare', I'm thinking about going from high school,' I would tell him college is important, education is important. I didn't get any of that from McGrady. I asked him about the jump, he pretty much didn't say anything."


When asked about McGrady's struggles, Stoudemire said, "It takes a lot of self-discipline. I'm not sure if everyone has it. When you have microfracture, you have to really control your diet, eating, workouts. You have to work out extremely hard, constantly, and really discipline yourself. That's an attribute a lot of folks don't have. I was blessed to have it."

heatking
03-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Amare seems smart, and nice. I cant wait to pair him up with dwade next year.

king4day
03-27-2010, 09:50 AM
Amare seems smart, and nice. I cant wait to pair him up with dwade next year.

If Phoenix trades Richardson and Barbosa, then I could see them having a chance to sign Wade ;)

dtmagnet
03-27-2010, 10:43 AM
Amare seems smart, and nice. I cant wait to pair him up with dwade next year.

I'm not sure about those parts but he sure is a good player.

thephoenixson28
03-27-2010, 10:58 AM
Amare seems smart, and nice. I cant wait to pair him up with dwade next year. Phoenix can't wait either.

SirCalvin81
03-27-2010, 11:04 AM
well tmac does have a lazy eye, mayb he just didnt see him

mjqusoldier
03-27-2010, 11:15 AM
mcgrady said his brother never played highschool football

masalex1205
03-27-2010, 11:26 AM
I'm not a fan of either of these guys

td0tsfinest
03-27-2010, 11:26 AM
I'm pretty sure this was Amare's reaction at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1LeXSA8uCI#t=0m19s

SirCalvin81
03-27-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm pretty sure this was Amare's reaction at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1LeXSA8uCI#t=0m19s

LMAO that fat kid is awesome

Raph12
03-27-2010, 01:03 PM
I didn't like Tmac as a player, now Stat's giving me reasons not to like him as a person.

*Superman*
03-27-2010, 01:09 PM
Random much? No.

It is (would) have been wrong for T-Mac to do that, but who cares, your in the NBA now suck it up.

Ray_R
03-27-2010, 01:30 PM
so what does this mean.. so hes not going to the knicks.

jimbobjarree
03-27-2010, 01:33 PM
I wish Amare would just shut up

...and that JB stopped making damn TMac threads

Kakaroach
03-27-2010, 01:37 PM
Its not like the Knicks will re-sign T-Mac anyway. And I could care less what Amare thinks of T-Mac.

RCarlson85
03-27-2010, 01:47 PM
You know who he is a fan of...Dwyane Wade!

Fire&Ice2&33
03-27-2010, 01:50 PM
T-Mac all day

Giantwarrior
03-27-2010, 02:22 PM
thats great! but Amare still cant play Defense.

kozelkid
03-27-2010, 02:27 PM
Amare seems smart, and nice. I cant wait to pair him up with dwade next year.

Really?
He's an idiot.

Chronz
03-27-2010, 02:52 PM
I didn't like Tmac as a player, now Stat's giving me reasons not to like him as a person.

LOL are you serious?

Chronz
03-27-2010, 02:53 PM
Really?
He's an idiot.
Im pretty sure Amare was in HS 5 years right, thats gotta count for something.

GaSoft16
03-27-2010, 04:09 PM
Both guys are injury prone. They should be the bestest of friends.

td0tsfinest
03-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Both guys are injury prone. They should be the bestest of friends.

why do you think Amare is injury prone? He's played in every game this season. The season after his microfacture surgery, he played 82 games, the season after he played 79.

The only reason he played 53 last year is because he got poked in the eye. Not really his fault.

He's far from injury prone.

NetsPaint
03-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Amar'e: Bosh is too soft.

Smart and nice man right there.No irony there.

Sadds The Gr8
03-27-2010, 04:31 PM
i'm pretty sure this was amare's reaction at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1lexsa8uci#t=0m19s

lol

topdog
03-27-2010, 04:35 PM
Yeah... not exactly of the opinion that either one of them is really a stand-up guy. McGrady used to be amazing though as far as winning games basically single-handedly (like coming back from 12 down in something like a minute and a half). He never really developed into a team player though and all those minutes and that scoring load took a toll on him. Amare is awesome too, but his best days also were in the past - dropping 40 a game on Duncan, but he never got serious enough about defense and his explosiveness isn't what it once was.

WadeBirdman
03-27-2010, 05:05 PM
You know who he is a fan of...Dwyane Wade!

:clap:

NYYCowboys
03-27-2010, 05:26 PM
Grow up Amare

ElMarroAfamado
03-27-2010, 05:49 PM
amare is going to be in for a huge surprise when he doesnt have Steve Nash getting him wide open dunks and layups anymore....

leftie5
03-27-2010, 05:50 PM
thats great! but Amare still cant play Defense.

A Warrior fan talking about somebody playing defense? lol

And if you can't play defense, then you have to step up in other areas. This is just a few days old, so you should have it freshly ingrained in your brain. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGQaxdykWtM

leftie5
03-27-2010, 06:00 PM
amare is going to be in for a huge surprise when he doesnt have Steve Nash getting him wide open dunks and layups anymore....


He's gonna be alright. He is one of the most talented big men in the league. He'll put up numbers just like he has since he entered the league. Nash makes the game easier for everyone by putting his players in the best positions. If there were statistics to back up that Amar'e would fall off without Nash feeding him, then you might have something. Regardless, Amar'e would put up nice numbers even with Derek Fisher as his PG.

homestarunner93
03-27-2010, 06:13 PM
I wish Amare would just shut up

...and that JB stopped making damn TMac threads

x2


Do you think JB would have an aneurysm if T-Mac and Derrick Rose went to Charlotte? I mean, Jordan, Rose, and McGrady in the same organization would just be too much greatness for a city like Charlotte. The city would probably just explode.

Chronz
03-28-2010, 01:15 PM
BTW What do you guys think of David Robinson? Class act or is **** like this more of a reason to (as Raph put it), a reason to dislike his character?

Evolution23
03-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Amare needs to grow up

dwadefan03
03-28-2010, 01:44 PM
amare is going to be in for a huge surprise when he doesnt have Steve Nash getting him wide open dunks and layups anymore....

thats what dwade is for ;)

joe j.09
03-28-2010, 02:30 PM
Another ****** thread by JB shocker there

ManChild
03-28-2010, 02:36 PM
Lol haters on here acting like Stoudemire can't score without Steve Nash.

tjlipford
03-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Truth be told is that Amare is one of the best big men in the game. He cant help it that he plays with Nash. People on her acting like he cant do anything without Nash. If he leaves I bet his numbers dont go down. They will probably go up.

He is not an average big man at all.

ManChild
03-28-2010, 02:53 PM
Truth be told is that Amare is one of the best big men in the game. He cant help it that he plays with Nash. People on her acting like he cant do anything without Nash. If he leaves I bet his numbers dont go down. They will probably go up.

He is not an average big man at all.

Haters, they gonna hate.

tjlipford
03-28-2010, 02:54 PM
He can score at will on any big man in the game!!

tjlipford
03-28-2010, 02:55 PM
Haters, they gonna hate.
Since the all star break he probably has been the best big man in the league.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Amare's advice kind of contradicts what he did. I use to like Tmac, but then he got more selfish. Also since Amare is so self-disciplined, he should apply himself to playing D.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 03:03 PM
He can score at will on any big man in the game!!

Yea, only if Nash sets him up for a clear path to the basket.... Ive yet to see a highlight [this year], where Amare takes on someone by himself without a great pass from his teammates.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Truth be told is that Amare is one of the best big men in the game. He cant help it that he plays with Nash. People on her acting like he cant do anything without Nash. If he leaves I bet his numbers dont go down. They will probably go up.

He is not an average big man at all.

How much are you willing to bet? :D

ManChild
03-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Yea, only if Nash sets him up for a clear path to the basket.... Ive yet to see a highlight [this year], where Amare takes on someone by himself without a great pass from his teammates.

Which means you don't watch many Suns games.

Lets see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10WFGoQzsAQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGxdh_yc_Ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoskq9Ls1k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1t-AU6CllA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3aIqQmjPpk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93qGm2ZipC4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxNcG3O4CSQ

The last link shows off some of his moves to the basket.

I can post some highlights from last year as well if you like.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Which means you don't watch many Suns games.

Lets see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10WFGoQzsAQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGxdh_yc_Ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoskq9Ls1k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1t-AU6CllA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3aIqQmjPpk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93qGm2ZipC4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxNcG3O4CSQ

The last link shows off some of his moves to the basket.

I can post some highlights from last year as well if you like.

I don't wanna be a jerk, but 6 plays + 1 game of making plays by himself, and he deserves a max contract?

AZCardsFan
03-28-2010, 04:18 PM
I don't wanna be a jerk, but 6 plays + 1 game of making plays by himself, and he deserves a max contract?

Yeah, since his whole career can be summed up in those 7 videos... :rolleyes:

ManChild
03-28-2010, 04:20 PM
I don't wanna be a jerk, but 6 plays + 1 game of making plays by himself, and he deserves a max contract?

Your comments hold no merit after saying Stoudemire is not even worth 14 million dollars per year. It is blatantly obvious that you are a blind Amare hater. Not surprised coming from a Lakers fan. I showed you highlights and you have no strong counterpoint.

GaSoft16
03-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Since the all star break he probably has been the best big man in the league.

This thread isn't about Pau Gasol.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Your comments hold no merit after saying Stoudemire is not even worth 14 million dollars per year. It is blatantly obvious that you are a blind Amare hater. Not surprised coming from a Lakers fan. I showed you highlights and you have no strong counterpoint.

you showed me 7 plays...

But w.e. theres no point have an argument right now. Im going to favorite this page and then when Amare plays without Nash, they we can talk...

mr_relevant
03-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Give Amare a fat contract to paly in New York together with TMac and he'll forget all about this incident.

ManChild
03-28-2010, 04:28 PM
you showed me 7 plays...

But w.e. theres no point have an argument right now. Im going to favorite this page and then when Amare plays without Nash, they we can talk...

There is no point of having an argument because I won. You said you have yet to see a play where Stoudemire takes on his man and I showed you several. There are no many counterpoints in your arguements because you have run dry of them. Like I stated before, you are a blind Amare hater.

Iodine
03-28-2010, 04:32 PM
Wait so pointing out amare has no post game and is a horrid rebounder, has god awful court vision, lacks any idea of what spacing is, and lacks the fluidity to impact the game without the ball in his hands is wrong?

Oh wait you used the hater defense you must be right

PLAYERS FAN
03-28-2010, 05:01 PM
Truth be told is that Amare is one of the best big men in the game. He cant help it that he plays with Nash. People on her acting like he cant do anything without Nash. If he leaves I bet his numbers dont go down. They will probably go up.

He is not an average big man at all.

In 07-08 Amare was the best PF that year! People forgot that monster series he had vs Duncan in 05 playoffs avg. 37 points. Gasol and Bosh never did that in a playoff series and, we are so quickly to say they both are by far better than Amare! But Bosh and Dirk are the best Power Forward this year!

Iodine
03-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Lol Amare has yet to crack top 3 PF territory let alone top

Punkindrublic03
03-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Amare has been PF #1 this second half of the season, and if he keeps ballin like he is right now, the Suns can make a deep playoff run.

JordansBulls
03-30-2010, 08:41 AM
Lol Amare has yet to crack top 3 PF territory let alone top

Depends, he played Center this year.

MacFitz92
03-30-2010, 09:18 AM
well tmac does have a lazy eye, mayb he just didnt see him

That was good. :laugh2:

king4day
03-30-2010, 09:52 AM
Wait so pointing out amare has no post game and is a horrid rebounder, has god awful court vision, lacks any idea of what spacing is, and lacks the fluidity to impact the game without the ball in his hands is wrong?

Oh wait you used the hater defense you must be right

He's having an overall career year.
This is his best defensive year.
He's finally grabbing double digit rebounds consistently.
If he didn't understand spacing, he wouldn't be putting up around 30 a game this half and the team wouldn't be leading the league in scoring still.

Lopez is looking like a star on this team. Trust me, Amar'e is fluid enough to get Lopez the looks he's getting.

How many Suns games have you seen this year to make all of these statements?

HookerFighter
03-30-2010, 10:22 AM
If Phoenix trades Richardson and Barbosa, then I could see them having a chance to sign Wade ;)

Your delusional if you think Wade is leaving Miami to go play in Pheonix.

Chronz
03-30-2010, 11:49 AM
Depends, he played Center this year.

What makes you think that?

JordansBulls
03-30-2010, 12:27 PM
What makes you think that?

Allstar game.

ballpd05
03-30-2010, 12:54 PM
thats what dwade is for ;)

Dwade will just shoot it himself

JordansBulls
04-01-2010, 12:48 AM
Dwade will just shoot it himself

:)

ldc62
04-01-2010, 12:53 AM
There is no point of having an argument because I won. You said you have yet to see a play where Stoudemire takes on his man and I showed you several. There are no many counterpoints in your arguements because you have run dry of them. Like I stated before, you are a blind Amare hater.

Your point was garbage. You showed me 7 clips and 1 game...

Chronz
04-01-2010, 01:48 AM
Allstar game.
Thats it? Here I thought it was because you were watching them play. Werent they making a big deal about Frye being a Center in a 3pt shoot out. Lopez is their starting 5 now.

Shortys4711
04-01-2010, 08:22 AM
If half of you people out there making comments on this thread actually watched some suns games you would actually relise that Stat has been amazing since the all star break, He has had more 30 point games since the break then any other player, his stats have made a great improvment and he has been playing really good defence, So all you people saying he plays no D have got no idea what your talking about, why dont you actually take the time to watch a team or player before you go running your mouth. Heres a nice little read on what hes been doing latley. http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2010/3/23/1386191/amare-stoudemire-and-his-post-all

Shortys4711
04-01-2010, 08:27 AM
QUOTE=GaSoft16;12726088]This thread isn't about Pau Gasol.[/QUOTE]
:facepalm: wow just wow