We have a guy who is 6'10 250 pounds, 38 inch vert, body of zeus but has the heart of vince carter? Yes we do and although amare's stats hide what he truly is, it wont hide the fact that unless we get major big in NY soon, we will not win a chip.Amare is always and i mean always getting killed by the lesser bigs of the league, Hansbrough,wilcox,hickson,hibbert etc and its become a trend, then he settles to guard these no names instead of being a true leader and taking the challenge to guard the teams best bigs atleast in crucial moments, he does this constantly, leaving shawn williams on dwight howard? are you serious! Ok maybe he doesnt want to pick up dumb fouls so i give him an excuse for that one but then when theres a rebound that is going to be contested and jumped for heavily, he tries to grab it with 1 hand instead of saying "THIS IS MINE", so many games where we needed a stop and the team missed and amare fails to grab the crucial rebound, is he soft or not fundamentally sound? Why does amare complain and complain to officials on offense, demands the ball,plays with effort on the offensive boards and sets good picks and this and that but on defense just doesnt cares? where did the passion go amare? he will make sure he is the first one up the court on offense but on D jogs back because the defensive end doesnt benefit his stats, yes his STATS, his nickname says it all,he is a self centered piece of crap that only cares about putting the ball in the hoop,top 10 most athletic player getting destroyed by hansbrough, are you kidding me? Amare is that type of player that will shoot until his stats are good enough, he will force up anything just to get a basket,melo works for the best shot and if he doesnt have it then he doesnt have it but amare is selfish and only wants buckets,he will shoot 30 shots but wont jump for one defensive rebound,he will however jump for an offensive rebound because he knows he is going to get a point for it but things that dont relate to stats dont relate to amare.
Maybe just maybe amare does not care about defense rather than cant play it because maybe just maybe he is to soft to do a real big mans job,if amare was a SF he would be one of the best but he is not, he is a soft bigman who rather let teammates do the dirty work for him instead of being a true leader and showing that i go after the loose balls and the hustle plays too.Amare needs a mentor like bill lambeir or jerry sloan on how to not care about bumps and bruises but about how to win.
I know this is a long read but i had to get this off of my chest