Amar’e Stoudemire is averaging 17.5 points per game this season, down from his 23.5 average during his first season with the Knicks.
“No worries,’’ said Stoudemire. “I’ve spent a year where I’ve pretty much had to sacrifice a lot of my game. Whatever it takes to win. That’s the ultimate goal. If it’s sacrificing the All-Star Game for the betterment of the team, it’s how it goes sometimes.’’
Stoudemire is currently vacationing in the Caribbean.
“The break is always great,’’ Stoudemire said. “You want a break from your job now and then. It’s a great opportunity to unwind and reflect on the first half of the year, enjoy the family, get back to work. Anytime you get a break from the game to kick back, relax and enjoy the family, it’s good. ... I’m going to sit back and relax on the beach, sit in nice, cool shade and hang out.’’
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