Amar’e Surprised by Free Agent Attention Chris Bosh Received

by December 17, 2010

STAT was slightly taken aback by how much more coveted Bosh was over the summer. The NY Post, of course, makes it out to be as though Amar’e dissed Chris: “Amar’e Stoudemire has never understood why Chris Bosh came into July’s free agency rated as the top power forward available. Even Knicks scouts had Bosh rated higher, possibly because of Stoudemire’s health concerns and his contract not being insurable because of past microfracture surgery. ‘I was a little surprised by that,’ Stoudemire said after practice Thursday on the eve of the Heat-Knicks showdown at the Garden. ‘I’ve been in a winning situation my whole career. It’s been somewhat opposite for him. But he’s playing well this year. He’s been playing well his whole career. We go back to high school. I don’t compare myself to Chris at all.'”