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    Because he took himself out of the playoffs with his team down 2-0 by punching a fire extinguisher!!

    By punching a fire extinguisher!!!

    This is up there, it's up there. It's up there with the craziest **** in sports history.

    His career will first be remembered for punching a fire extinguisher, everything else second. That's how crazy this was.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    After all the things to want to trade him for, this is it? I could understand it from people who were already unhappy with him, not the others.

    He dribbled countless times like he's Derrick Rose and turned the ball over, played bad defense, left Nash hanging in Phoenix and claimed Phoenix didn't appreciate his leadership even though 80 million is not chump change for a guy they're worried about injuries and got out-rebounded by Nash in the Playoffs, designed a Heat t-shirt, looked like he wasn't giving the effort on the court, and whatever else he's done.

    Maybe he was mad himself last night and was fired up and is determined, or was, to set things right the next game, I don't know.

    I can't find it in me, though it was stupid, to have so much dislike for him because of THIS. I was sooooo frustrated and negative about him early in the season, mainly because of his lack of effort.

    So why did this set you off?
    First off, I have been waiting for Amare to "fit" in this offense for long enough. The guy is a poor defender and rebounder so when his offense suffers he is the most useless 20 min dollar player in the NBA.

    Melo is better than Amare and is our pure offensive leader, not Stat. Chandler is our pure defensive leader, not Stat. Stat is 3rd fiddle right now and if he can't fit on the offense with Melo, then his value to this team is 0.

    His injuries are annoying too much. His injuries come during the playoffs when he has to earn his pay, yet two self inflicting injuries will cost us two playoff series'

    Continuing on the self inflicting injuries, Amare is an idiot and the amount of technical fouls he gets, plus the fact that he hasnt learned to play defense or rebound is frustrating.

    However, Amare is now a scapegoat to the losing. He is a scapegoat to the peices not fitting because we know Melo and CHandler can win in a starting lineup, but when Amare comes in both players have to bow down to his star power which is now a value of 0, as I said.

    We also have a good record without him on a team that was barely over .500

    The main reason is that he doesn't fit and being out this series is icing on the cake for me. He missed last series and will miss this one because of stupidity, the fans deserve more than this.

    EPIC FAIL

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    Because...

    1. He talked the walk.

    2. His name is on Heat T-shirts.

    3. He couldn't distinguish the different between a fire-extinguisher and LeBron.

    4. He couldn't distinguish the difference between opposition players and bulls as he practices for his matador apprenticeship.

    5. New Yorkers hate cornrows.

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    STERIODS?

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    Amar'e Stoudemire getting paid $400,000 dollars(game 3 and 4 salary) for punching a glass case for a fire extinguisher is what has people upset.

    People are paying $50-$100 dollars to watch the Knicks play. It's not fair to the fans that they're spending all that money on playoff tickets to watch Stoudemire sit on the bench.

    I was never for the Stoudemire signing, because he only came to New York for $100,000,000, and Zach Randolph can rebound and hustle(two things SHAT can do but chooses not to).

    If I was a GM, I'd try and move him for Elton Brand or Drew Gooden. If noone wanted him, I'd send him to the D League and waive him in 2013.

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    Poor decision making here that forces him to take the heat for the loses, even though the Knicks were on track to get swept anyway. Still, can't make any excuses. This was not as big a deal as everyone is making it out to be, but it was a bad course of action.

    As far as a trade goes, the pieces are not fitting together. As good as Melo is he can not and should not take the vast majority of the shots. The best thing Amare should do is be consistent and put up that 18 points 9 or 10 boards and a block a a game. I honestly hope he does not get traded, but they've got one more year to make this work, then its time to blow it up.

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    I don't have a problem with him punching glass out of frustration and unintentionally injuring himself in the process.

    It wouldn't have made a difference anyway, we'll get swept, Amar'e or no Amar'e.

    He can be a weapon with the right point guard (Nash, Kidd, Paul, maybe Williams) in the right system (D'Antoni, Karl, Nelson).

    Apart from that he's not that good anyway, no post game, underwhelming rebounder, very bad defender, low basketball IQ and basically no intengibles.

    It was really Nash and D'Antoni's run-and-gun offense that paved his way into stardom.

    He's athletic, knows how to move on the pick and roll and has an ok jump shot. That's it.

    It was obviously not his fault that the Knicks in all their stupidity offered him an uninsured $100 million - 5 year contract.

    Amar'es game got killed the day we traded for melo and the signing of Chandler was the final stab into his heart if you will.

    There is no spacing and there are no shots for Amar'e.

    I somewhat feel sorry for him on the court. I think at times he's really shown the will to get back to beeing productive this season, but with Melo and Chandler next to him and no half-decent point guard it's impossible.

    The irony is, our roster before the Melo trade and before we signed Chandler wouldn't have done any worse than this flawed roster we're stuck with now.

    Atleast we had a decent PG in Felton and some decent yung players like Wilson, Gallo, Mozgov and Randolph.

    Oh and btw: Jordam Hill is looking fantastic for the Lakers right now, another great move by the Knicks, trading him AND a first round pick for a completely past-it McGrady......

    this franchise has become a joke ever since Ernie Grunfeld and Jeff Van Gundy had to go.

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    No hate this way im thrilled about this!! Guarantee you we win Thursday... just saying

    even though i'm not much of a fan of Amare

    Amare punching his hand through some glass might show he cares, but i mean sometimes you just have t be smarter MOST PEOPLE would punch a WALL but to punch some glass is plain idiotic.

    This is a low blow to not only the Amare fans who had faith in him, but to all KNICK fans who paid big money to see Amare. This is the second time he is out during the playoffs this is not a good look on his end and its just not fair to the fans.

    If we are able to pull out 2 wins in MSG and make this series even without Amare, there has to be some serious consideration about moving Amare or making him come off the bench.

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    Originally Posted by quiggle
    its human nature that peeps get jealous of others who are richer and more famous then they are and once something goes wrong, this being banging on glass, it allows floodgates to open for absurd criticisms. its the same when you have a flawless celebrity who gets caught in a scandal like Tiger Woods, many peeps waiting to see them fall the here it is for Renaissance Man. playa hatin' if you will.

    This is probably the most correct assessment of the situation. However, I never thought he was worth the price tag because he just can not command a game on his own. He needs someone else to set him up. 100 mil is for players like Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, Durant...and maybe even Melo.

    The only thing I really have a problem with (as far as he's concerned) is the glass-hole move he did to take himself out of the playoffs. The other injuries and the other off court issues is understandable. I can't blame him for signing that pricey contract. I knew he was going to catch flack sooner or later because he is simply not worth that much cash. But to hate on him because it was offered to him is rediculous. That hate needs to be directed to upper management.

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    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    I dont think he did it on purpose. It was definitely stupid but there are plenty of reasons not to like him that don't involve him being frustrated with his performance.
    Just because he didn't do it purpose doesn't make it any better. Glass will cut u when put your hand through it. Hello Mcfly..... STAT needs to grow the hell up. Everybody gets frustrated on the job but that doesn't mean you get to throw a fit and break s**t. And he hurt the team and franchise that is over paying him by taking himself out of the rest of the series. Willis Reed and Pat must be shaking thier head right now. These proud warriors limped out onto the floor of MSG on broken legs and bad knees to lead our KNICKS, while this idiot HURTS HIMSELF because MELO is taking more shots. What a stiff. How about instead of crying and punching stuff, play some d and board and CREATE more shots for YOURSELF???? HOW ABOUT GOING HOME AND PRACTICING YOUR FREETHROWS SO YOU DON'T MISS THREE IN A ROW???? That's what a PROFESSIONAL would do. I don't know what STAT is. Yes I do. Standing Tall and TURRIBLE(sounding like barkley)

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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
    Just because he didn't do it purpose doesn't make it any better. Glass will cut u when put your hand through it. Hello Mcfly..... STAT needs to grow the hell up. Everybody gets frustrated on the job but that doesn't mean you get to throw a fit and break s**t. And he hurt the team and franchise that is over paying him by taking himself out of the rest of the series. Willis Reed and Pat must be shaking thier head right now. These proud warriors limped out onto the floor of MSG on broken legs and bad knees to lead our KNICKS, while this idiot HURTS HIMSELF because MELO is taking more shots. What a stiff. How about instead of crying and punching stuff, play some d and board and CREATE more shots for YOURSELF???? HOW ABOUT GOING HOME AND PRACTICING YOUR FREETHROWS SO YOU DON'T MISS THREE IN A ROW???? That's what a PROFESSIONAL would do. I don't know what STAT is. Yes I do. Standing Tall and TURRIBLE(sounding like barkley)
    Jeez chief what happened to you? All I see from you is yelling and screaming like a lunatic. Take a chill pill.

    I agree with what you are saying, as I said there are plenty of reasons to hate him. And putting his hand through the glass was a stupid move (read my post again. And I mean READ IT RIF )

    But I think this reason to hate him is much weaker than the compendium of other more legit reasons to.

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    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    Jeez chief what happened to you? All I see from you is yelling and screaming like a lunatic. Take a chill pill.

    I agree with what you are saying, as I said there are plenty of reasons to hate him. And putting his hand through the glass was a stupid move (read my post again. And I mean READ IT RIF )

    But I think this reason to hate him is much weaker than the compendium of other more legit reasons to.
    Because its the playoffs, game face on. Not easy being a KNICKS fan(short for fanatic) in Chicago. I am sick to death of this playoff win drought. You get hype, then this idiot STAT does this. Its ridiculous. I tried to embrace him as a Knick. I even defended him during your absence when the board realized this fool came in over-weight and outta shape this season. I didn't say anything as he sat out the last month of the season because I figured he'd be ready to go for the playoffs. But this thing is too much. If he was some 19 year college kid, it would be one thing. But again, another head-case has turned this franchise into the laughingstock of the league. Its pathetic and hopefully we can move this fool over the summer. This is MELO'S team now.

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    Its because the media is finally turning against him, it really proves my point about the media's influence over fans. Melo was getting far more hate then Stat for a while and i understand we got rid of some talented role players to get him but at the end of the day it was really Dolans fault, not Walsh's or Melo's. Dolan pushed for that deal to go through, Walsh didnt wanna make it. Dont forget we also got Billups in that deal who sorta turned into Chandler. And Billups was and probably still us a very good player, he was averaging about 18.5 before he was traded to us. He was playing real good for the Clips before he got hurt, the deal wasnt as bad as some say it was. Gallo and (Wilson) Chandler leaving hurt but everybody else was replaceable including Felton, and thats no disrespect to Raymond. Im still a fan...but Lin >>

    Both Melo and Stat make about the same money, its clear that the media has an influence over some of the posters on this site. Stat got a pass from most fans throughout the year, Melo and Dantoni were the scapegoats. (Mike O really was a problem). It does show how dumb some fans are, and Im still a Stat fan as a person and basketball player. But for 100 milli...i mean hes worth about half that, maybe not even at this point. I can honestly say at least Melo's worth more then half of what hes paid
    There is NOTHING nice to say about your "Star" player injuring himself on a stunt like that.

    Why would the media say anything good about the situation?

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    Check out the Chinese take on the situation!



    They sweet and sour can't stand Melo! Of course, it's all his fault Linsanity ended. This is seriously some Funny Stuff!

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