Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  9 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire Could Miss World Championships

According to ESPN‘s sources, STAT doesn’t have the right type of insurance to participate in the tourney: “Amare Stoudemire’s availability for Team USA was thrown into doubt Monday night after questions were raised over whether his contract with the New York Knicks could be insured to allow him to play in a FIBA competition, sources told ESPN.com. The news was both a blow to Team USA and to the Knicks, who signed Stoudemire to a five-year, $99.8 million contract earlier this month. Stoudemire underwent knee and eye surgeries while playing for the Phoenix Suns, but it was believed he was fully recovered from both conditions. But the company that insures Knicks players’ contracts communicated its doubts, and it now appears Stoudemire will be unavailable for Team USA at the World Championship in Turkey in late August and early September.”

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  • The Philosopher

    Well, at least he can get that rest and relax. That grind is something else.

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

    Team USA selection process: “Umm…it’s Durant plus the first 11 guys to get on the plane”

  • Dillan

    Club vs Country

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol @Anton yeah man, KD is Captain America as of right now. heck why not just send the whole OKC squad out there lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Dillan …by club you do mean nightclubs right? lol

  • ConeyIslander

    Heal up, it’s gonna be a long season, Kevin Durant is gonna handle it this year!

  • underdog

    Throw in David Lee instead of Amaré.

  • unrel

    i’m sure they can find an overpaid big that doesn’t play d or grab boards.. maybe someone on the And-1 squad..

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Man, KD has to be a complete beast. Coach K is going to have to summon some coaching legends just so our bigs don’t get eaten alive.