Amar’e Stoudemire Blasted Knicks Teammates for ‘Joking Around’ Too Much

by March 13, 2012

The New York Knicks’ latest heart-wrenching defeat had Amar’e Stoudemire seething last night, as he publicly questioned some of his teammates‘ desire and resolve for winning. From the NY Post: “Amar’e Stoudemire called out some teammates and said there’s too much joking and not enough preparation from the players. ‘We don’t feel great about our position,’ Stoudemire said. ‘We feel we’re a much better team than the eighth seed.’ […] On the recent 0-4 road trip, there seemed a lack of accountability after the losses. Stoudemire, who scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, said the whole demeanor must change. ‘We got to be in early, got to get ourselves mentally prepared, in the weight room, getting our bodies ready, watching film,’ Stoudemire said. ‘Joking around has to stop at some point, especially at a time when we’re the eighth seed and not playing well. The time is now. There’s no time for fun and games.'”