Stat is back & defense is back in the mecca of basketball
Amare has been playing good basketball as of lately, there should be no more stat bashing (including bashings coming from myself) unless stat goes into a horrible slump again and looks how he did before.
Support the man please
Every real Amare fan knows when Amare asserts himself he is easily one of the best PF's in the league
Every real Melo fan knows when Melo is focused and locked in he is one of the best scorers in this league
Give both Melo & Amare some credit the chemisty is slowly but surely coming together between the two.
Been saying since I joined here not to jump to conclusions when it comes to proven players liek STAT and Melo, now Melo has to start finding his groove somehow hopefully he can break out vs Toronto because if this team is gonna go far it needs it's best player Melo to play like it.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing STAT work in the post, block shots, board, get back on D. He's even added a quick left hand lay in off penetration.
Mmmmmmmmmmm. ****'s tasty.
Best player on the floor in Philly, and confidence will be his mojo as we pursue 6th, maybe even 5th seed with this stellar play, not only from Amar'e, but from our first and second units on both ends.
I feel elated!
Just finished watching last nights game against the sixers.
Amare was amazing in that game. Scoring, rebounds, blocked shots.
Isn`t it amazing what happens when you have a coach who gets the ball to Amare close to the basket and lets him do his work as opposed to having a coach who gets him shooting 20 foot jumpers and who tries to turn him into a stretch 4.
All those people who started threads saying Amare was done and should be traded are looking rather foolish now aren`t they.
The Beast is Back and he wears goggles !
i hope so, but there's already a support thread for him.
Best game of the season for him. His leaping ability is back and he is playing hard.
A Renaissance Man is a man who can do it all. A jack-of-all-trades type guy.
For the majority of the season none of us have seen it from Amar'e, but these past two-three games have been terrific. Honestly I have never ever seen him play with so much defensive intensity. He locked Brand down in the 2nd half of that game and went at Spencer Hawes on the offensive end and limited his playing time by drawing fouls on him.
Amar'e playing defense? Who would've thunk it?
Very happy with his play of late. I think shedding that extra 10 lbs. he put on in the off-season was the key. Since he's dropped back down to 245 or so a couple of weeks ago, he's back to his old ways. That and the fact that team spirit is way up again which has had a real positive effect on everyone. No reason team unity and togetherness shouldn't always remain a constant from here on in.
Last season Amare was a beast 7 straight 30 points games, almost unstoppable to guard.
As of lately you can say Amare is beasting, but more of gentle beast rather than the aggressive beast we saw last season.
Im just happy he is finally coming together becoming more effective and playing gritty defense.
Amar'e Stoudemire is still ridiculously overpaid for his production this season.
That being said, he looked as dominant as he did last year, in the game against the 76ers. That was the first time this season I saw him just destroy the opposition. He's had a few good games this year, but that was a breakout game.
That being said, I need to see more of this, before I assume he isn't past his prime.