It's Clyde's team
For me, Amare.
I don't like Melo for many reasons. But he's a Knick so I got to root for him.
For the people talking about who's team it is, that's irrelevent in the question of most popular. Melo is more popular than Amare because of his style of play and his ties to Syracuse. Also, he was born in BK AND his wife is well liked in NYC circles.
Amare gets plenty of respect for being the first major star to come here when no one would (although money played a major role in it). If Phx offered him what we did he wouldn't be here, period.
STAT brought Knicks basketball BACK to this city so it's definitley Stoudemire's team.
BUT, I think to many people who aren't Knicks fans-- It's undoubtedly Melo. He is just the more popular well known player.
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