Why Dirk Nowitzki should be starting over Amare.
This isn’t right.
Yeah I said it. What?
Amare Stoudemire is not an All Star starter this season.
What they’re saying: He should be a starter because the game is in Phoenix.
What they really meant: I have no mind of my own. Amare is a starter in name only just like Allen Iverson. Since Mike D ‘Antoni isn’t around, I really haven’t watched any of Amare’s games all season because they’re just not as fast and fun anymore like the prostitute I had last night. When I’m on TV, I don’t write any of my thoughts. I read whatever the intern wrote on the teleprompter. I will defend Amare though because he’s Amare. That’s all. He’s beast, right? I’ll stick with that. I’m good. I don’t want to upset the Amare Defense Force and Phoenix fans in general who voted for him.
Kill all that noise.
Amare’s stat line: 21.3 points, 8 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Dirk’s stat line: 26 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists.
Dirk trumps everything that Amare is averaging. Lately, Amare has been playing like solid dog feces. Old Man Shaq has been outplaying him at times, too. On January 19, 2009, Amare Stoudemire wished he was never born. He had the worst game of his life against the Boston Celtics: 0-7, 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in 30 minutes. The reason why they got Shaq was to finally have a true force in the middle and to alleviate the pressure off of STAT.
But he’s not there to make you lazy, man.
And STAT, man. C’mon my dude. Since you’re that tall and talented, man up and play some defense. The hell is wrong with you? You can’t use Shaq to hide. You’re only ranked 23 in double doubles. Oh what the? You should be in the top 10 for being so-called “talented.” I don’t give a damn if Shaq is there. Half of the time, Shaq is not even playing. No excuses.
Oh yeah. I didn’t forget what David Lee did to you.
Did I just see what I saw? Let’s see that again from another angle.
Oh no, he didn’t. My reaction after the play:
I can’t believe you let big man Justin Timberlake dunk on you like that. Then adding insult to injury, how you gonna let lil’ man Nate Robinson punk you like that?
First KG, now you? I can’t believe it. Amare Stoudemire is soft like that.
Be honest, Amare fans. He could have at least stared down at Nate Rob. Michael Jordan wouldn’t take that. Larry Bird would have done something. Charles Barkley would have shoved him out of the way like a little junior whopper. People will say, “Well obviously he didn’t want to fight because he would get thrown out of the game and get suspended.”
Kill all that.
This was about pride, too. Show some. How can he walk back to the bench and look at his teammates? If I was him, I couldn’t do it. Steve Nash didn’t even want to look at him. This incident, along with the horrible Boston game, is more than enough reasons to not be an All Star starter. Some fan or idiot sports reporter might say, “Well, think about it. The All Star game is in Phoenix. Makes sense that Amare is the starter.”
If that’s the case then the entire Phoenix Suns themselves should be the West All Star team.
Why not let the host city have a player be an All Star starter?
If anything, STAT should be an All Star reserve.