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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 am  |  39 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire: Dallas Mavericks’ Throne ‘Too High’ for the Miami Heat


Hilariously, Amar’e Stoudemire continues to take shots at the rival Miami Heat, saying that his Knicks are looking forward to challenging the reigning Eastern Conference champs. According to STAT, LeBron and co. aren’t ready to claim the NBA throne from the champion Mavericks. Per the NY Post: “Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said though the Miami Heat are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, they aren’t the kings of the NBA. ‘The Miami Heat are the guys. [The Heat] are the team to beat, they’re the Eastern Conference champions,’ Stoudemire said. ‘I think Dallas is really on the throne and Miami is trying to climb the throne but it’s too high for them to get up there.’ Stoudemire, who handed out presents to children at Harlem with The Brotherhood/Sister Sol and his foundation, said the Knicks are an ‘up and coming’ team in the East, but are still chasing the Heat. ‘We’re not there yet, we have a lot of room to improve,’ Stoudemire said. ‘We know how good we can be. The potential is pretty much doing what you haven’t done yet and to keep striving for greatness. I think we can be really, really good.’ The vision Stoudemire had for the Knicks when he signed with the team two summers ago is finally coming to fruition, with a roster filled with ‘great’ players.”

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  • shutup

    Looks like the Knicks Heat rivalry will be in full swing this season. Im having a vision of Bosh getting dunked on hard by Amare.

  • LA Huey

    Haha. Keep it up STAT. Just know that JET was the only player that talked trash about the Heat last year and got the last laugh. I don’t like the Knicks but I love rivalries and Amare’s fanning the flames.

  • T-Money

    for a rivalry to take place, both parties need to be aware of it… and for all the talk about miami being arrogant, when have they ever talked trash about another team? never. and they keep taking shots from almost all

  • lights out

    knicks-heat, jan 27th, espn. mark your calendars.

  • LA Huey

    I agree, T. But we are aware of the power of the New York media. I mean, Reggie Miller became a certified NBA legend with his 25 pt 4 qtr and 8 points in 9 seconds at MSG. Basically, if NY says you’re rivals, then you’re rivals.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfN-HzV_AOo&feature=related nbk

    Nobody say Amar’e shouldn’t be saying this stuff. People will think you’re actually upset, not that this is a place to comment or anything.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Until Melo and Amare agree to do the dirt work aka playing defense and rebounding, NY isn’t going anywhere.

  • MUBWAR

    really LA Huey. when a team sends less than 4 all star game starters in their history they don’t have any power. the only difference between the knicks and the bobcats is that only 1 of those teams is located in Gotham

  • KSupreme

    LOVE IT!!! Its good for the game. Amare and Melo are friends with bron and wade (sorry Bosh). This is good promotion. Fun for the fans, great for the game!

  • shutup

    Since day 1 there has always been a media rivalry between Melo and Lebron, add that with NY vs the Heat, sprinkle in some STAT trash talking, and I bet both teams have this day circled on their calendar.

  • http://www.brotherhood-sistersol.org Bro/Sis

    Amar’e brought much cheer to our young people as he gave out gifts to them yesterday at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. Please consider donating to our youth programs(www.brotherhood-sisterso.org)

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The knicks are still a marquee team even without an all-star. Why do you think they were able to sell out MSG with guys like Nate Rob, Eddy Curry and Larry Hughes?

  • LA Huey

    MUBWAR, was your comment a counterpoint? All I’m saying is whenever whatever comes out of NY is magnified to a large degree. And being based in Gotham is a HUGE effing difference. Like “not requiring revenue sharing” to make a profit even if you suck kind of difference.

  • shutup

    a little secret on msg sellouts, they buy the unsold seats to keep the sellouts high. Ive gone to a couple free games that were supposedly sellouts because a friend worked for the Knicks.

  • meloman2.0

    I love amare… he’s putting it all out there

  • http://Slamonline.com Gab

    I love amare and I’m a Heat fan but he talkin wild smack right now. Just hope he can back that up on the court.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfN-HzV_AOo&feature=related nbk

    Every team does that shutup.

  • Ldub20

    first Amare says the throne is too high fo the Heat, and they are the team to beat. Then he says the Knicks are up and coming. So doesnt that mean the throne is too high for the Knicks as well? Dude has been running his mouth about the Heat the past few days and I would love to know why. Make your points on the court, let your play do the talking, and then “if” you win and beat the Heat or whomever in the ECF, then you can run your mouth. Season hasnt even started yet bro!

  • kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    IS THIS THE SAME TEAM THAT GOT SWEPT IN THE FIRST ROUND LAST YEAR??? DO THEY THINK THEY ARE GONNA MAKE IT TO THE NBA FINALS JUST BECAUSE THEY GOT TYSON CHANDLER???

    THE KNICKS ARE GONNA GET THE SNOT BEAT OUT OF THEM BY THE HEAT!

  • shutup

    I havent witnessed it, i try to only comment on things i have personal experience with, i have seen it first hand with MSG, I was just commenting on JTaylor21′s assesment on MSG sellouts.

  • bull22

    I don’t have to wear diapers at night anymore.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I figured that, I was just letting you know, every team will purchase seats to “fill” a sell-out. Or some teams will just report those games that are close as sell-outs. Was just letting you know.

  • shutup

    I just dont see some teams being able to pull that off ala Atlanta, or Sacramento their stands just look empty as f$ck. I kind of figured its the norm in major pro sports. but thank you for confirming that.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    nbk; it wasn’t really the fact that guys expressed that Amare shouldn’t be saying those things.. it’s the fashion in which it was expressed. dookieholes? idiots? Drunk drivers? Alright.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Wow, I don’t get it…like what is it that actually makes Amare think he can take shots at the Heat when he and his squad couldn’t manage a win against the “senior ciizen” Celtics come playoff-time??

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Well like if some teams aren’t close they don’t even try. I don’t remember the exact % but it only takes like 85% of the tickets being sold to be considered a sell-out. (someone else can probably confirm it or give a better number) Which is why NYK has so many more sell-out on average even when their team is bad, because they almost sell-out regardless, it’s hard not too in a city of more than 8,000,000 people.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Parts of MIA’s arena was looking like a ghost town at times last season despite the team boasting about selling out every ticket.

  • shutup

    @blackphantom Amare’s team has gotten better since last year and he’s giving NY’ers what they want a confident strong willed icon. You go anywhere else and NY’ers are seen as loud mouth over confident assholes, hes identifying with his fanbase and lighting a fire under his team, i think its a win win. And the team was just put together, now with time under their belt, who else should he have his target on? Miami is the clear odds winner to win a chip this year.
    @nbk its gotta be less than 85% for msg, i remember a game a while ago when shawn marion was on the suns and they announced it was a sellout but the empty seats look like they outnumbered the filled ones

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    a Sell-Out is not the same as full attendance. New York and Miami both sell tickets to people that are not necessarily interested in coming to every game. The benefits of being a rich basketball fan are you can buy tickets to games and not go. I’m not saying your wrong at all, just that I assume a lot of tickets in those cities are wasted on people only interested in coming when it is convenient to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    @shutup I understand that, but still i kinda don’t get why he feels inclined to say ANYTHING considering the fact he’s 6’11″ and can’t rebound NOR defend.

  • shutup

    I think its a self motivation technique, and a way to announce that the Knicks are back in the mix of things. That and a reporter asked him a question and he answered it, and lets if you try to shut the NY media out they will try to smear you like they did to Ewing and Randy Johnson

  • T-Money

    spot-on nbk, miami’s biggest issue is not gate revenue but actually making rich people attend games they’ve already purchased, let alone be on time for tip off.

  • 12ising Phoenix

    Ny media is def cut throat. If our stars mess up once, Reporters & news papers have a field day a la stephon marbury, Larry brown. As for STATS statement, he’s just spicing up a new born rivalry. Plus u can see a possible motivational technique, now the Knicks will play hard whenever they meet. But on the flipside the heat will too ! I like these shots Amare is taking at Miami, shizz talking is just a part of bball, who doesn’t talk smack when they ball? I mean I do, but not to the type of shizz KG says lol.

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    Amare’s just jealous that LeBron and Wade got the hipster-vibe on lock in the NBA.
    Why does everyone think Tyson Chandler makes the Knicks contenders? After this season they’ll be saying same thing about DeAndre Jordan. Last time I checked the Knicks had zero back court, or any D whatsoever. Chi-town Crillas would beat them in 5

  • Woah There Amare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEvrcEpf4l8

    Just a sense of how bad Amare’s defense is. If he can’t stop this guy, how do you stop Bosh, cause if I can remember Bosh owned Amare in the regular season. People just don’t want to admit it cause it’s Chris Bosh. People love to hate.

  • EtheKnickFan

    geeze guys when i played streetball i talked trash to my own brother if he was on the other team. After the game we went upstairs to eat dinner. The winner talked more ish til mom said shut it. The loser said “see ur punk arse tomorrow on the court”. Ease up, its just competitive banter. Amare,Melo,Bron and Wade probably laugh at these boards while passing the grey poupon.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Motherf*cker our too high to be talking to the media.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    *your

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Like I told my man, Khalid, Miami winning an NBA title would be the equivalent to the US winning the World Cup. Sure people will hop on the bandwagon during the playoffs and whatnot, but ultimately people will forget about it in a few days. Miami isn’t a sports town just like the US isn’t a soccer country. That’s why Miami’s attendance is suspect. Sure there are fans like Eboy, Rick Ross and Baby for some reason (ain’t he from Nawlins?), but Miami is a party town. Had LeBron tried to bring a title to Cleveland (ACTUALLY TRIED to bring a title), New York, Chicago or Brooklyn and actually brought a title to that town (Especially Cleveland or New York), he’d be to that city what Pelé was to Brazil. Immortal. Instead he’ll be what David Beckham is to the LA Galaxy.

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