Maybe Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t want to be recognized when he appeared incognito in a black fedora and sunglasses in the Knicks locker room late yesterday afternoon.
Stoudemire said he was to blame for yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day matinee fizzle, a 102-93 loss to the Magic, because of his foul trouble. In truth, there’s plenty of blame to pass around the Knicks’ locker room.
The Knicks proved yesterday they aren’t good with or without Carmelo Anthony right now. Coach Mike D’Antoni’s club went stone cold in the final minutes in a discouraging defeat at the Garden on an afternoon Dwight Howard could hardly pass as Superman, fouling out with 40.3 seconds left after eight points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers.