The Return of Amar’e, to a Basketball Court

by September 02, 2009

STAT, googles and all, was back on the court for the first time in half a year: “Going against a defender for the first time since a 42-point game on Feb. 18, Stoudemire played four-on-four, half-court games at US Airways Center with teammates also participating in voluntary workouts. ‘Sometimes, I felt like it was going faster than I expected, as far as competition,’ Stoudemire said. ‘Other than that, I felt great. To finally be back out there with the guys and running sprints with them, I got my family back. It’s almost like you ran away from home for a while. Now, you’re back home and you feel how great it is to be around your family.”’