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Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 8:00 am  |  110 responses

Top 50: Amar’e Stoudemire, 16

The definitive ranking of the NBA’s best players.

intro by Sam Rubenstein

Well, this should be “different.” You know me as the former online editor of this website, and one of the two creators of the SLAMonline Top 50 Players list, which became an annual thing. The origins of this legendary tome are ancient mysteries, whose true nature shall never be revealed, for it would drive men to madness.

Or, Lang and I went to lunch at Outback to watch a Mets-Braves game and he jotted these names down on paper whilst we gAmar'e Stoudemireorged.

Flash to the present, and much has changed. As many of you know, I became a teacher, and right now I am the 9th grade English Language Arts teacher at a school on the Canarsie High campus in Brooklyn. When it was time to write the Top 50, I asked if I could have Amar’e, and if my 9th graders could write it. As Khalid once said, “Sam luuuuuuv da kiiiiids.”

(He also once said “Donovan McNabb is the QB of my football team.” Sorry, I had to go there.)

Today, in three of my 9th grade ELA classes, I explained what the Top 50 is, showed my students an eclectic mish mash of Amar’e videos, ranging from basketball highlights to him discussing his newly discovered spirituality, and I gave them time to write 10 sentences each about Amar’e.

Another one of my responsibilities is to teach my students how to communicate in a dignified and respectful manner. Even with complete internet strangers! I am only using their first names to protect their identities, but we will be reading this on our classroom Smartboard on Friday.

OK, enough of me talking. This feels like class. Here are some choice selections.

Amar’e Stoudemire by Mr. Rubenstein’s 9th graders

When Amar’e plays, he is violent and strong. – Britniy

Amar’e Stoudemire’s love for history is something I can relate to greatly. – William

Amar’e is a very spiritual person, with the Star of David on his hand. – Lascelles

Amar’e is confident in his abilities. – Steeve

Amar’e is very tenacious. – Stephane

He cares that children should get a good education, to have a good future. – Kevon

He loves to dunk on people. – Miguel

He is one who likes to celebrate after dunking. – Tristen Dr

Amar’e was thought to be a troublesome kid because of his constant school changes. – Tristen Dr

Amar’e Stoudemire is a very strong, aggressive, and committed basketball player. – Whitney

Amar’e is a Jewish beast – Shaquan (Note to Shaquan: there is a double-meaning at play here. We will discuss in class).

Amar’e loves to play ball. – Tiara

Amar’e started playing basketball when he was 14. – Alex

Amar’e played with Steve Nash for six years. – Kurone

Amar’e has dark skin. – Sean

He is all about school but he still jokes and plays around – Kevin

Amar’e Stoudemire loves to dunk and he is a MONSTER when it comes to basketball. – Rahim

Amar’e Stoudemire is a very energetic, spiritual, and caring person, apart from his life as a basketball player. – Nikki

He went to six different high schools. – Jose

He is way more mature than he was before. – Anthony

Amar’e’s favorite move is the pick and roll, then tries to dunk on someone. – Tristen Du

Amar’e doesn’t back down from anyone. – Terrence

Amar’e has a son. – Kazinur

Although he had his downs, he got back up and started out new, by changing his jersey from number 32 to number 1, showing a new beginning. – Rosemarie

He is looked upon as a leader by his team. – Louis

When he’s not playing ball, he’s working with “Each One, Teach One.” – Kendley

Amar’e is tall, buff, and educated. – Seriah

Amar’e was suspended because he was trying to see if Nash was ok. – Seriah

I think Amar’e will have a good year in New York and take them to the playoffs. – Ramshar

On a basketball court, he is rough and abusive. – Moise

Amar’e is focused on basketball and being the best player he can be. – Lemeek

Amar’e went to Israel to study about another part of him that he wanted to learn about. – Ataya

Where is my man Rondo? – Nasir

Amar’e likes it when the teacher makes school fun. – Nick

Amar’e played in Phoenix, and moved on to New York. – Jean

The reason why he does things for charity and to help schools is because he doesn’t want what happened to him in school to happen to others. – Wilton

SLAMonline TOP 50 PLAYERS OVERALL RANK POSITION RANK
Player Team Position 2010 2009 2010 2009
Ray Allen Celtics SG 50 36 10 9
Gilbert Arenas Wizards SG 49 34 9 8
Lamar Odom Lakers PF 48 33 14 10
John Wall Wizards PG 47 NR 13 NR
OJ Mayo Grizzlies SG 46 46 8 12
Al Horford Hawks C 45 NR 6 NR
Jason Kidd Mavs PG 44 45 12 10
Joakim Noah Bulls C 43 NR 5 NR
LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers PF 42 39 13 12
David West Hornets PF 41 31 12 8
Monta Ellis Warriors SG 40 NR 7 NR
Andrew Bogut Bucks C 39 NR 4 NR
Yao Ming Rockets C 38 NR 3 NR
Brandon Jennings Bucks PG 37 NR 11 NR
Zach Randolph Grizzlies PF 36 NR 11 NR
Stephen Curry Warriors PG 35 NR 10 NR
David Lee Warriors PF 34 NR 10 NR
Brook Lopez Nets C 33 NR 2 NR
Gerald Wallace Bobcats SF 32 NR 7 NR
Manu Ginobili Spurs SG 31 29 6 7
Tony Parker Spurs PG 30 15 9 3
Kevin Garnett Celtics PF 29 13 9 3
Rudy Gay Grizzlies SF 28 44 6 9
Josh Smith Hawks PF 27 40 8 13
Andre Iguodala 76ers SG 26 26 5 6
Al Jefferson Jazz PF 25 23 7 7
Russell Westbrook Thunder PG 24 NR 8 NR
Chauncey Billups Nuggets PG 23 19 7 5
Tyreke Evans Kings PG 22 NR 6 NR
Danny Granger Pacers SF 21 21 5 5
Carlos Boozer Bulls PF 20 32 6 9
Paul Pierce Celtics SF 19 17 4 4
Joe Johnson Hawks SG 18 20 4 4
Rajon Rondo Celtics PG 17 27 5 8
Amar’e Stoudemire Knicks PF 16 16 5 6

Notes
• Rankings are based solely on projected ’10-11 performance.
• Contributors to this list include: Jeremy Bauman, Maurice Bobb, Erildas Budraitis, Sean Ceglinsky, Ben Collins, Bryan Crawford, Sandy Dover, Adam Figman, Manny Maduakolam, Eddie Maisonet, Ryne Nelson, Doobie Okon, Ben Osborne, Charles Peach, Branden Peters, Quinn Peterson, David Schnur, Todd Spehr, Kyle Stack, Adam Sweeney, Dennis Tarwood, Tracy Weissenberg, Lang Whitaker, Eric Woodyard, and Nima Zarrabi.
• Want more of the SLAMonline Top 50? Check out the archive.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com star

    “Amar’e was suspended because he was trying to see if Nash was ok”
    lol so true, so true

  • spit hot fiyah

    “Amar’e has dark skin. – Sean” = great observation

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Steve Nash meant more to Amar’e Stoudemire than Amar’e Stoudemire meant to Steve Nash. – Michael NZ.

  • L

    15 Steve Nash
    14 Chris Bosh
    13 Derrick Rose
    12 Tim Duncan
    11 Pau Gasol
    10 Brandon Roy
    9 Dirk Nowitsky
    8 Deron Williams
    7 Carmelo Anthony
    6 Dwight Howard
    5 Dwyane Wade
    4 Chris Paul
    3 Lebron James
    2 Kevin Durant
    1 Kobe Bryant

  • rob stewart

    @star
    That was the sentence that stood out to me as well. It’s a shame that you get penalized for supporting and standing up for your teammates in the NBA. What are we teaching the kids?

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    1)SCOLA >>>> AMARE since 2004(he ate him alive then, just before Amare’s best NBA season and before micro surgury).
    2)still waiting the post for “wake-up call no 152″ or “the unoffical B.C.WORLD CHAMPS FINAL” that took place last night in Barcelona and where the 2 continental champs(although both not ready for the season) gave it all cause they knew what was on stake….(you can run from reality but you cannot hide. Sorry. Life is hard.).
    3)Any news from Anna….?? Rumor has it that she on her way to….CHINA.???!!!

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    GARNETT>>>>>>>>>AMARE eeaaaasily!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    my favorite big man aside from KG.

  • JoeMaMa

    Sam Rubenstein has been arrested for showing images of Amare Stoudemire’s ESPN photo spread to his class.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ greek, barcelona already started their season which u of all people should know.

  • http://as_queen@yahoo.cn Effie

    WOW,9th grades,really,you do hate Amar’e, do you Sam?Compared the articles of other big names on the rank…got it. SAM YOU JUST WING IT.what a shame.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Amar’e is going to be my future teammate, and we will bring championships to the Mecca. – Carmelo

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Sam likes green eggs and ham. BOOK IT!

  • stever3434

    Amare’e is better than Chris Bosh-Stever

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @spit…..:they have played 0 Euroleague games(do i need to remind you that they represented the continent as Euroleague champs and not Spain chmaps..?? they didn’t even won the spanish champiopnship. tihs is elementary…) and 1 Spanish championship game….yeap, they are starting to find their form.!!!!

  • shu

    “Where is my man Rondo?”- Nasir. Nice job Nasir, you get an A for the project just for the sake of entertainment value… But on a serious note, I think it’s an amazing thing to have a teacher who takes a personal interest and tries to share it with his students. Appreciate this gift kids, not just by bringing apples to class but focus! “Stand Tall and Talented” as Amare says…

  • vtrobot

    None of the kids mentioned his size 32″ waist or his fresh glasses? I’m looking forward to seeing Amare sans-Nash in NY this year. 2nd what steve said about Bosh not being Top 15.

  • Michael Perez

    So does Stephen Jackson not make this list at all?

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    violent, strong, tenacious, abusive,aggressive, MONSTER, beast,….sounds about right

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Amar’e is a jewish beast = win

  • Furious

    This was a horrific write up. At no point does it justify why he’s this high, instead it just has a bunch of inane comments from some kids. If I wanted the opinions of someone who knows nothing about basketball I’d just read Antonis’ comments.

  • http://deleted KH10

    Amare Stoudemire will never win anything in New York-Kim.

  • Reflex

    cosign Furious

  • stever3434

    you all need to get some hobbies if this article made you soo upset.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Probs to Nasir for this gem; Where is my man Rondo?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Props to Nasir for this gem; Where is my man Rondo?

  • http://google c_cantrell

    this is a good spot for him.. but do we really need a 9th grade assignment with this? i mean involving the kids is always a good thing but this the best nba/basketball site out there man dont be puttin 9th grade garbage on here lol we dont wanna read about english assignments we wanna read ball

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    Sam’s kids’ observations after a quick Amare video are more accurate than what half my kindergarden(allenp,jukaitavoris,eboy,hursty,betcats,nbk,etc) have achived after at least 3 years courses in the SLAM site. Congratulations to them and congratulations to Sam. He is definitelly a more efficient instructor than me (or maybe he has smarter pupils).

  • Blue

    Seems there should be a concluding paragraph at least.

    This is a good spot for Stoudemire.

    If he hadn’t hurt his knee way back when, he’d probably be ranked top 10.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstySYD Hursty

    This cracked me up Sam. Thanks for sharing.

  • miguel

    so the best written piece in the Top 50 is not written by any of you.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Best Top 50 Write-up this year, possibly ever. Thanks Sam.

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Guys come on chill, the reason Amare is top 16 is being explained by the kids. Such as, “Amar’e has dark skin. – Sean”
    Gold.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    You guys do know they the kids will be reading these comments, right?
    Carry on.

  • Bruno

    best entry of the top 50 so far … and you gonna tell me that chris bosh is in the top 15??? really??? no way man … this whole thing is a joke

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    As a teacher too, I love the way you incorporated the students in your writing assignment for Slam. Most of the students were dead on with their assessments of Amare. Great move Sam and some people up here need to stop hating. BOOK IT!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Y’all leave the kids alone, man.

  • Jake

    Steve Nash is to Amare Stoudemire as tires are to a car-Me

  • LeoneL

    The only entry in the Top 50 I would remember next year or 2 years from now. Great job Sam, Britniy, William, Lascelles, Steeve, Stephane, Kevon, Miguel, Tristen Dr, Whitney, Shaquan , Tiara, Alex, Kurone, Sean, Kevin. Rahim, Nikki, Jose, Anthony, Tristen Du, Terrence, Kazinur, Rosemarie, Louis, Kendley, Seriah, Ramshar, Moise, Lemeek, Ataya, Nick, Jean, Wilton, and Nasir (Rondo comment FTW!)!

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    this is why i get down with SLAM, cause they’re willing to try different things.
    im thinking the point of posting the kids’ comments was to show that even kids that might not know much about basketball can see that amar’e is a beast. no need to post stats, numbers, or accomplishments. just show them clips, and post their observations. i think most of the descriptions justify his ranking. the dark skin comment cracked me up though

  • Ronald

    I love the kids project thing. It’s original and fun. We don’t need stats + opinion etc etc articles. At. Least. It. Wasn’t. Written. Like. This.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ greek: exactly the ACB season started, meaning they r done with their preaseason, since their domestic one started, plus they already played la supercopa. I’m from Spain greek i’m not hating on barcelona that’s my squad, i’m just correcting what u said, no offense. They r not as rusty as the lakers. I’m really glad to see FCB get that W.

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

    Derrick Rose ahead of AMARE STOUEDMIRE, WTF?!?!?!

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

    Side note: This write-up was GREAT, one of the coolest ideas SLAM has ever done with the Top 50. We all pretty much know Amare’s stats and accomplishments anyways.
    Big ups to you and your 9th Graders, Mr. Rubenstein.

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

    Oh, and just to triple post: AMARE *STOUDEMIRE

  • hangtime Hec

    I don’t know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, SLAM is for the children!

  • JD

    You can blatantly tell who knows their ball and who doesnt I love the “Amare has dark skin” line.

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @spit…..:i said that “both not ready for the season” never said if Barca has started competition somewhere or not…it is still “not ready”(exactly what i said), you got any different opinion on this?

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

    You gotta love how STAT(which I think stands for Standing Tall and Tiny) overcompensates by serving up facials. Overall, Amare’s strengths outweigh his “shortcomings”. While some accuse him of being “shrinking” in the playoffs or not “getting up” for the rebounds, I’d still take him on my squad. As long as he’s not a “small” forward which would mean he’d jack up jumpers which would “minimize” his talents.

  • mister8

    I like how the kids are commenting about amare being a good person….wich should be commended.

  • tRay

    Great bigman would be the best if he committed to defense more.

  • bashmo

    wowww Derrick Rose over Stoudemire?? WTF has this list become? Rose over Joe Johnson?? Wtffffffff

    if Cp3 is not top 5 someone gettin they ass FIRED up in this joint

  • pwh

    Love it. And Nasir better get an A, he’s obviously a smart fellow

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Here comes some more Rose hating…

  • Bruno

    hey bosh is in the top 15 … who’d take bosh and not amare for his team??? that’s out of my mind … I can not understand that

  • PlanetAsia14

    I enjoyed this article very much.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Rose is too high though, and that’s not hate. I just hope he shows up next…

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @Bruno……:ever heard of the word “DEFENCE” (ok, not too popular in the Galinari,bazile,buleri,bargnani land…)..?? BOSH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AMARE. Actually Bosh is the most comlete/best U.S. big man.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I’m fine with Derrick Rose ahead of Amar’e. defense is half the game…

  • letsmotor

    love this write up. bosh ahead of amar’e doesn’t make much sense for me, though.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Great job Sam. Keep doing your thing with the youngins…
    NBK
    I can’t say Rose plays taht much more defense, can you?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    haha not that much more, but more. And offensively really Amar’e is very inconsistent, very good but very inconsistent. I like how Rose leads his teams, his stats aren’t very important to me, he puts his team in a position to win. something a lot of us will see amar’e doesn’t do this year in NY

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

    Rose doesn’t play that much more defense than Amare, and Amare is the better player at this point. So, why the hell is he top 15?

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

    Brooks had 20 and 5 last season and isn’t even IN the top 50. Rose had 20 and 6 and he’s top 15. Both of their teams had similar records, one of them played in a tougher conference. Just saying…
    However, Rose will definitely expand his game and most likely warrant this spot next year, no questions asked. He played great in last year’s brief playoff appearance, and I can’t wait to see what he can pull off with a better team.

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @Teddy……:do you know CCTV-4?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    NINTH GRADE STAND UP!!! And Nasir has the right idea here.

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

    The television channel? Yeah? CCTV-5 is for sports though. I don’t remember what CCTV-4 plays… Why?

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Thank you everyone that enjoyed this and the work of my 9th graders. I am very proud of the work they did on this, and I think it was a cool experience for them.
    A warning to my students if you choose to come on here and comment: things written on the internet NEVER GO AWAY, so watch what you say. Even if you are just responding to someone who took an unfair shot at you. Be smart, take the high road.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    To Sam’s 9th Grade class: Great job, guys! Miguel, Kendley, Seriah, Ramshar (wishful thinking), and Wilton, great observations. And to Nasir, Rondo was yesterday, my man. Smarten up, Nas! Haha, I always wanted to say that. No disrespect and much love to you, bro. All of you guys keep working hard and pay attention to what Mr. Rubenstein tells you. In a minute…

  • ai come back

    man i wish i had a teacher who used to write for slam…………..

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    haha ^ Cosign that

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @teddy…….:cctv-4 is a general one, the only i know, problem is that they have sometimes unsimplified characters(or so i think) and the other thing is that i need sometihng where the dialogues apear slower(something like a modern TV serial with characters under it). you got something in mind..??

  • David

    The ‘beast’ comment is hilarious.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Great. Only thing I disagree with is the origin of the Top 50 list: I believe I actually wrote the list down on a napkin, or POSSIBLY an envelope.

  • jonny

    This list get more ridiculous with every passing day. There is absolutely NO WAY Derrick Rose is a top 15 player in the NBA. NO WAY, period. He isn’t even a top 5 pg in the league. Probably not even top 7 at that.

    those ahead of him,

    cp3, williams, nash, parker, rondo, billups, westbrook, tyreke evans, and you can make a case for steph curry.

  • Furious

    Just to clear it up, I wasn’t trying to have a go at the kids. Their contributions are admirable, its just that I expect a bit more from slam than just their comments and the origins of the list. For example there is no mention on the list of Amare’s defensive struggles, or whether his move to NYC will end up being good or bad.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    great idea, good read, and @nbk: IF DEFENSE IS HALF OF THE GAME ROSE SHOULD´VE BEEN HERE ALLREADY, he really struggles defending any PG but Fish.. good place for Stat

  • Fat Lever

    So the Nyk paid max money for the 16th best player in the league. Bunch of geniuses over there.

  • http://Slamonline.com Nbk

    To clarify I was saying I’m ok with rose ahead of stoudemire. My top 50 is drastically different then slams

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    this is good stuff. i come to slam to read different stuff. if i wanted to know the good old projections and analysis I would just go to the regular sports sites. keep it fresh slam!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Samron! Great stuff by the kids, but I would have liked sams evaluation of amare too. And cosign teddy about aaron brooks. It has become apparent that this list is very flawed when brooks and stephen jackson arent on it.

  • Bob

    What happened to Kevin Love? He is at worst top 20.

  • shu

    Who is shu?

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    O.R.I.G.I.N.A.L!
    And some of the comments by the kids are really priceless. Good job Sam AND THE KIDS.
    My favorite, “where is my man Rondo” by Nas. (I hope u don’t mind if I call u Nas Sir Nasir).

  • jarrett

    i remember countless arguments of amare vs bosh and who is better…. i argued for bosh myself

  • Roadrunner

    I’ve said it before and I repeat it now. Sam Rubenstein is my favorite SLAM writer ever, with respect to Ben, Lang, and all the other SLAM guys that I thoroughly enjoy reading.

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

    @ Antonis Fotsis: I’m not too sure man. I forgot you’re learning Chinese and know a lot already, nice! I know what you mean, the subtitles go by really fast on those CCTV channels. You can try and order this one Chinese cable-box from a company called “Qi Lin.” We have it here in Canada–it uses Internet to access all Chinese channels. I’m not sure if you can get it in Europe, but maybe that will help.
    Respect, and good luck with all of your languages.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    ha! creative… but are these really 9th graders? they talk like 6th graders.
    also sean and nasir = legends

  • burnt_chicken

    Dear Sam’s class: Thank you for some really neat observations. It’s really interesting to see the different elements of STAT that you focussed on. So many of you commented on him as a person, and not just an athlete. Gives me hope for the future! Great GREAT concept, better write up. BRAVO sam; bravo SLAM! ..and Nasir, you take the prize…

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    @Teddy……..:thanks!

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=pan&pcode=BEZ ANTONIS FOTSIS

    BREAKING NEWS: ANNA TO PLAY FOR……BESIKTAS(TURKEY)????

  • L

    I mean no Aaron Brooks and no Stephen Jackson on that list is a travesty. L

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    classic Anton as always.

  • don

    wow. i guess only nasir plays basketball in that class.

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  • Russell_fan

    I love Amar’e's game – Russell_fan

    And Seriah is right, what an embarassment that suspension was.

  • http://www.djpatlok.com pat lok

    this was awesome. props to rubenstein, u gotta do this more often. just might convince a couple to follow in your footsteps!

  • kos87

    I hope he succeeds in NY because the Knicks deserve better,but I cant help thinking about his defensive and rebounding shortcomings and the fact that he played with Stat-Inflater-Nash (with Stat having a double meaning).He is a highlight machine but at the and of the day he is overrated.Top 30 at best.

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  • Ugh

    This article was terrible.

  • jcarella

    what is the double meaning of “Jewish beast”?

  • Jay Reyes

    He may have shortcomings as alot of you guys say… but when it comes to boosting the emotions of his fellow teammates, nobody does it better than Amar’e… that’s what the Knicks need right now… remember KryptoNate? he fueled the team’s need to play harder… and I believe Amar’e would do the same…

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  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    This guy is an offensive nightmare and a defensive joke. If this was the top 50 entertaining players in the NBA list, he place is justified. Best players? ie.players that will best put your team in a position to win? No freakin way. This guy place defence like he’s waiting for the light to go green! Knees locked standing upright and holding his shorts. wtf man. He’s defintely exciting but at this time I’d rather have ma boys Nene and a healthy KMart over this clown.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    Some kid called him educated. Did you know Amar’e didn’t know he was shortsighted for like 2 years? That’s an intelligent player right there. Oh I can’t see, must be normal. LOVE the Rondo comment!!!!

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