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Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 11:58 am  |  18 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire to Train With Hakeem Olajuwon Again This Summer


After an injury-plagued 2012-13, Amar’e Stoudemire will prepare for ’13-14 by working out with none other than the great Hakeem Olajuwon (again). Via ESPNNewYork: “Amar’e Stoudemire will resume working out with Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon for the second summer in a row, according to his training adviser Travis King. King said the workouts will take place sometime in August at Olajuwon’s ranch outside Houston. It’s not clear if Tyson Chandler will join him, which was on the table in 2012.Olajuwon has turned his full-court basketball gym into an NBA player development center during the summers, and he reportedly charges $50,000 a week for private instruction. He has worked one-on-one with Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and LeBron James. Stoudemire will continue to build on the post-up moves and defensive maneuvers he learned from Olajuwon last summer. The big reasons behind the collaboration were: (1) to give the Knicks a low-post presence, allowing Chandler to be the go-to pick-and-roller; and (2) to improve the spacing between Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, who had tended to crowd the court in the midrange area.”

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  • Max

    It worked wonders last time!

  • JB

    What for? So he can sit on the bench in dress clothes all season? Do us Knick fans a favor and retire.

  • star

    itll come in handy when hes on the bench

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    This could work if he just stays healthy enough to actually play.

  • spit hot fiyah

    50 Gs a week is baller status, do your thing dream

  • LLC#12

    He should train with someone who could teach him to defend…

  • playa

    As good as he is Amare should probably train with A.C.Green and pray that it pays off if ya’ll know what i mean…

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Akeem is BANKING!!! $50k a week? under the table too!

  • danpowers

    id rather like to see him spending the whole summer with the phoenix suns’ athletic trainers

  • ….

    Hakeem could do it, as one of the best defensive bigs ever

  • Bojangles

    Unless Hakeem can magically repair his knees, I don’t see a point. Amare should hit up the suns training staff.

  • Damien Riordan

    Obviously benefited LeBron working out with The Dream after watching Game 3…not so much for STAT….can that even be his nickname anymore??

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  • Ugh

    Yeah, that was a profoundly stupid thing to say, wasn’t it?

  • Ugh

    “Okay Amare, first thing is you stand between your man and the basket. No, the one you’re defending.”

  • Be Cool

    F*ck yo step-aunt…

  • Clos1881

    Lol

  • Clos1881

    True the suns staff has the fountain of youth and none of the guys they had on life support has been the same since they left

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