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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  35 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire to Reportedly Work on Postgame With Hakeem Olajuwon


Hakeem Olajuwon’s latest pupil, according to a report, is Knicks’ star forward Amar’e Stoudemire. STAT will apparently learn from The Dream this summer, per ESPN: “A source close to Amare Stoudemire said that the Knicks’ power forward will work with NBA legend and post-up coach Hakeem Olajuwon later this offseason. Olajuwon will fly to New York in August to train with Stoudemire. The source also said Tyson Chandler might join Stoudemire for the workouts, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Olajuwon, 49, has previously worked one-on-one with three of the best players in the game: Kobe Bryant (2009), Dwight Howard (2010) and LeBron James last summer. Each player showed immediate improvement on the block in the following season. Stoudemire’s future work with Olajuwon could signal Mike Woodson’s coaching strategy to use him more in the low post and have Chandler become the team’s main high pick-and-roller with Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony. (Stoudemire has more of a foundation in the low post already.)”

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  • L Dribble

    It’s a pity that he works on his defensive game with Will Purdue.

  • Mike

    I’m scheduled 2 work with Hakeem right after STAT.

  • Reggie06

    Good, stat need it

  • Ryan D.

    Yeah it only took him 10 years in the league to realize to do this.

  • BlackStar

    @Ryan – Seriously! I don’t know why people wait so long to fix glaring issues. I guess they think they will be able to jump out the roof their whole career. SMH …

  • Alex

    He should spend the summer learning about Defense with Ray Lewis

  • FnF

    Exactly, Ray Lewis’ defensive principles will translate well in Mike Woodson’s zone-blitz packages. I’d expect Amare to have more Jason Smith-like open field tackles.

  • MeloMan15

    his body is too britle

  • Riggs

    TRADE AMAR’E

  • MirChilly

    Now only if Melo would contact Joe Montana on how to pass. Short, quick, accurate passers. Just turn the knicks into the west coast offense

  • Ash

    Lol you guys are funny. But I hope Hakeem is getting paid for his services. I thought everyone would be running to MJ for help.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    MJ’s ego is in the way.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    co sign^

  • Dylan

    Pippen should open up a defensive shop…

  • Virilene.Manly

    He”ll be 30 years old when next season gets underway. Too little, too late. Old dog, new tricks. Lipstick, pig.

  • pointguardslim

    Josh Smith also worked with Olajuwon. As did Rashard Lewis…

  • MUBWAR

    Mj will not train anyone to beat up on his lowly bobcats

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    MJ is too much of an a**hole to tutor anybody

  • bike

    Jimmer is next in line to work on his post game with Hakeem followed by Nate Robinson.

  • O

    Somewhere Patrick Ewing is like “WTF?” That said, Amare should develop a fade-a-way jumpshot or hook or something.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    It’s official, folks–Hakeem is officially Yoda.
    And the last man ever to seek tutelage from MJ was Kwame Brown… He was last seen k!lling younglings.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    FnF with the sarcastic serving up there. lol

  • Fat Lever

    Did JTaylor just co-sign himself? Swag.

  • TTWS

    Shouldn’t he go to Mutumbo to learn some post D first? Offense, he’s got. Defense?….nope! None of that!

  • O

    LOL @ Teddy

  • bdogg

    who hasn’t worked with hakeem..hope he charges a fee. he is like the warren buffet of the post game! damn!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMo_HcRBnUY LakeShow

    My favorite part of any Star Wars movie:
    He… He… He killed the younglings.” Classic material.

  • jinolin

    So now Melo will play point-forward?

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Lesson 1
    Toss the goggles!

  • Gus

    Maybe he could also work on his fire extinguiser attack moves

  • http://slamonline Ugh

    The first comment was the winner.
    @Dutch – Hakeem wore goggles an entire season after breaking the orbit of his eye.

  • Dingo Rob

    How much could the dream charge? I’d say $40k as a guess

  • JB

    I read the headline and assumed Amar’e was to host a panel show on TV – isn’t that what postgame is? He certainly needs to work on his post game though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/06/steve-nash-considers-new-york-knicks-a-better-option-than-brooklyn-nets/ danfields

    guys like stat allways work on their game during offseason. the difference is just that its in the headlines when working out happens with olajuwon. i love n respect olajuwon even tho im a die hard knicks fan but this is jus ludicrous, as some people above mentioned: is he joda or wtf?

  • chasebk

    His defense is a huge flaw. Work on that first.

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