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Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 4:50 pm  |  20 responses

Mike D’Antoni Calls Amar’e Stoudemire’s Claims ‘Mind-Boggling’


In his initial remarks after being told of Amar’e Stoudemire slamming him about a lack of defensive coaching, Mike D’Antoni was quite classy and deftly played off the charge. When asked about the issue again today, the Lakers’ head coach was considerably more honest, and displayed his annoyance. Per the LA Times: “It’s mind-boggling. I mean, come on,’ D’Antoni said. ‘He threw Frank Johnson, myself, Alvin Gentry and actually Mike Woodson … was he saving the good stuff? Because he coached him eight months and he was the defensive coach. It doesn’t make any sense.’ [...] D’Antoni was Stoudemire’s head coach for more than 8½ seasons in Phoenix and New York. ‘If he’s learning, great,’ D’Antoni said. ‘That would be super. It just boggles the mind.’”

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  • zogs19994

    #MIND-BOGGLED

  • The Philosopher

    So, Stoudemire must mean that, he is actually listening this time around?
    One has to listen to learn.
    He didn’t listen to his coaches in Phoenix?
    Intriguing.
    In my opinion.

  • AQWORD
  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    #temerarious is your word of the day.

    .

    Amar’e Stoudemire’s excuses were temerarious.

  • roscoe

    fail… you ruined it.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol i ruined my own comment?

  • roscoe

    yep… it is written… it is law… fail.

    :)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it was platitudinous for me to use it again, i admit.

  • roscoe

    wth… are you practicing for the national spelling bee? stop it… i am getting smarter by the comment and i don’t like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    I agree.

  • robb

    Amare should be thankful because that system allowed him to be the player he was. Overrated f*ck.

  • MUBWAR

    didn’t that system get Amar’e a 100 mil. A HUNDRED MILLION. sometimes you should just say thank you god and stfu

  • MikeC.

    If Amare wasn’t listening to D’Antoni, why didn’t he have a warm spot on the bench until his ears opened up? I’m not trying to defend Amare’s godawful D, but this speaks more to the NBA’s habit of coddling stars to the detrime t of long term development.

  • AQWORD

    damn son . is it that time of the month or what ?

  • Solito

    Really Amare? Maybe you’re just not an X’s and O’s type… What was your SAT score again?

  • tnrc75

    Given the D played in PHX, exactly 0 – doesn’t sound far-fetched to me.

  • Zabbah

    Your mom is temerarious.

  • Ugh

    Give nbk another fifty comments and your IQ may reach the national average.

  • Ugh

    “The press keep saying I don’t play defence. How do I do that, Mike?”
    “Wave your arms around or something. I don’t know. Ask Steve. He knows more about this game than I do. Hell, he coaches the team, I just talk to the press.”
    “Hey Steve, how do I play defence?”
    “Easy, Amar’e. Stand at the top of the key waiting for someone to miss a shot. If the ball lands in your hands, pass it to me and I pass it back at the other end and you can shoot it from ten feet or dunk.”
    “Got it.”

    “It’s mind-boggling for him to say I never taught him defence. Mind-boggling.”

  • The Philosopher

    Nice. Lol.

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