Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 8:24 pm  |  51 responses

Amar’e Promises “Vengeance”

by Ben Osborne

I’m out in Newport Beach, CA for the Nike Trainer 1 Media Summit, a really nice event celebrating the release of Nike’s new training shoe, which we’ll be covering in great detail in this summer’s issue of KICKS Magazine. To help talk about the shoe’s attributes, Nike brought in six of its top athletes to talk amongst themselves and the media: Troy Polamalu, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Roy, Bryan Clay and Amar’e Stoudemire. Hearing all of them talk shoes and training was cool, but once I had a grasp of all that stuff, the basketball journalist in me was focused on Amar’e, who is coming off eye surgery and hearing his name bandied about in trade talk.

After rapping with him about the Nike shoes (again, make sure you get KICKS to read more), I asked him a few questions about his current status. Health-wise, Amar’e said he’s just about 100 percent and is ready to start going “full bore” soon. Team-wise, STAT said, “I’d be happy to be a Sun, but I’m not positive I will be.”

Well, I asked, what do you think is going to happen?

“Whatever’s clever. Whoever wants me, I’ll be ready for them. I’ll be back with a vengeance. That’s what you can call me next season: Die Hard Vengeance.”

I know one thing: I’m glad I won’t be guarding him under the basket.

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  • Dwade4mvp


  • k to the mart


  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Second … come to the Lakers Amrea we will accept you!! AMORI’!!

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    I really like this cat and would love to have him over Bynum … we can work on his D!!! But I know that would never happen.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Nah, we need him and Beasley may be the ticket to get him.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    LA-KERS, LA-KERS, LA-KERS .. Beat the Nugs, Beat the Nugs .. Lets get Amare, Lets get Amare, Let’s get Amare .. I love Woman, I love drinking, I love college … Fresh men, fresh men, fresh men … sorry caught up in the moment!!

  • ole dirty marmot

    “Whatever’s clever”-Hmmm.Things a 90′s rapper might say for $200 Alex!

  • Samcobillibob

    Where were Amare’s new shoes this season?

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    “positive”-ummm. What is, Teddy The Bear’s last HIV test for 300, Alex!

  • CDef28

    “I know one thing: I’m glad I won’t be guarding him under the basket.”
    I know another thing. Someone will be glad he’s guarding them under the basket.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Stat, please stay in PHOENIX…You look at how he’s saying it… He wouldn’t mind leaving?! STAY!!! Get NASH AND SHAQ TO THE FINALS!!!… Or go to the eastern conference….

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    6 seconds on the shot clock, LeBron’s double teamed, Mo Williams runs around a screen – passes to Amare who THROWS THE HAMMER DOWN!!!

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    7 seconds left … BET masterbastes while Amare get’s the ball from Felton for the alley-oop. WOW what a play … as the last game of the season dwindles down and the bobcats will have… yet another, top 14 draft pick!!

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    bates* by the way.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Whatever. Amare went to Penny Hardaway school of smacktalk, it seems. “Hard vengeance”! tell that one to your partner, not your opponents.

  • Jacob

    Amare’s gunna be a beast next year

  • http://www.Slamonline.com CP34MVP

    Please Come To Detroit.

  • D1Rose

    get deng the f**k out of chi-town together w/ that white nope aaron gray put noah on the trading block for some type of role player who could step in when BG7 is having a sh*t of a night. Build the revolution in Chicago w/ D.Rose and STAT

  • thesubwayconnection

    I don’t think many contenders would be willing to pick him up based on his lack of effort on defense. He’s great help side, but other than that, he’s pretty ineffective.

  • sessiuon

    He should update his blog. That hasn’t been touched in a minute

  • wilz

    kinda like when he got his “gorilla game on” and got like 1 rebound and 5 points

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    Amare next to Wade next season

  • Bart

    Amar’e will be such a beast next season, you don’t go from All NBA to nothing the dude is gonna wreck teams

  • flash

    beasley nd oneal for amare!!!

  • Hello? Wilt Chamberlain is that you?

    Shouldn’t he be promising “Defence”?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    “my name is Amarus maximus Stoudemius. Owner of unspeakable athletic gifts Bearer of an injured cornea, burdened with subpar defensive abilities. And i will have my vengeance…… (not) in this season or the next.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Dumars should have been on the phone yesterday.

  • http://Courtcred.com Coop

    Courtcred.com does video interview on former UGA star DA Layne

  • http://Courtcred.com Coop

    I think Amare needs a new team. Hopefully he can link up with a good guard like Wade or something. They could be a great one two punch.

  • Justin

    i hope miami can get him Amar’e and wade would be beast together

  • http://www.ericgordon.com nate the great

    i want amare and wade.
    hopefully they can keep beasly.
    but i think if beazzy went to phionex, he would explode and be the next big supa star!

  • DFigs

    Amare is way to inconsistent to be the difference maker everyone seems to be portraying him to be.

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 weezy f. leezy

    dear lord…please send amare to the knicks. pleeeze.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    LOL @ Darksaber. Gladiator is too awesome.

  • Baller06

    When did Amare become such a hot item – He is becoming the new T-Mac. Always hurt, but ready to destroy when he comes back. The Suns need to starting getting young and injury free.

  • Baller06

    Who has left the suns in the last 2 years that has done so well, Marion – a bust, Bell- on the bench in Charlotte, Boris – will be on Pros vs Joes in 2 years. STAT won’t like any other system where he is accountable for his Defense.

  • Tommy Patron

    Amare is an incomplete player.

  • http://slamonline.com DONONE


  • http://slamonline.com DONONE


  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    and glasses

  • Aaron

    As a Suns fan, it is more than time for him to go. I’m tired of him puffing out his chest every year and acting like he is going to step up with no sign of any defense or anything on the glass. The guy does one thing well. See ya..

  • Holiday

    Let’s make a deal, Boozer and collins for Stoudimire! It give’s the suns a backup for Shaq and pretty good rebounding and scoring forward in Boozer! The Jazz get a great interior offensive player and okur draws his defender out to make things that much easier! or course that don’t sovle low post defense!

  • ron

    Vengeance ! (on Shaq or steve ?)

  • Arcangel787

    Amar’e if u keep your mouth close u be good bro oh and learn how to defense period inside or outside just D up for one time in your life!!!!!!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/ Michael NZ

    …does not promise “Defence”.

  • ab_40

    woah he’s even worse no a lot worse then shaq at this nick name thing. and untill he averages 10 rebounds or more for a season he isn’t a dominating presence to me.

    any guy with a head on straight wouldn’t wanna go to utah.

    and amar’e please stop shooting threes you’re to big and to strong to just stay on the outside and shoot jumpers all day. your agility isn’t up to par with a lebron so take your guy from the block… call luis scola for some post moves and just have fun and play ball

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    the guy is selfish and as an ego bigger than his stats … I love his game … but i still wait for him to be a real franchise player like he thinks he already is … his pride won’t make him become an unselfish player and win a title.

  • E Money

    Y’all are all dreamin’. Amar””e is headed to NY to play with the only coach in the league who doesn’t ask his players to play defense. This guy can only play in an up-tempo offense with teammates who attack and dish. Stat has no half-court game. He can hit an 18 footer when wide open, he can rebound on both ends, and he can finish when getting a dime from another teammate goin to the rack. In short, he’s an older, more often injured Dwight Howard. Until he learns to play real one-on-one defense and develops serious footwork on the block ala Olajuwon, he’ll be a loser…unless he plays for D’Antoni. Some guys just fit a system, and when the system’s gone, the player goes. Anyone heard from Shawn Marion or Raja Bell lately? Didn’t think so.

  • Kanobi

    Amare for Bosh!

    Colangelo needs to put his staple on the Raptors. If Bosh doesn’t resign this summer, trade him to Phoenix for Amare and watch him and Bargnani go crazy in the high and low post. Trust me.

    Calderon will have a field day.

    Amare will not have to be a second tier superstar, like he was in Phoenix with Nash and Shaq. He would be the man in Toronto!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Sherman Maurice

    Amare to Miami with Wade would be formiable pair . Makes Miami an instant contender.

  • SeanJaye

    Amare needs to go to Atlanta