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Amar'e: "Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat."

Posted on: January 27, 2011 12:30 pm
 
Amar'e Stoudemire ain't scared of no ghosts, if by "ghosts" you mean "the Miami Heat." 
Posted by Matt Moore

Fear is at once a powerful commodity in the NBA and something held out of the mouths of its participants. No player will admit they are afraid of the moment, of their coach, of failure, and especially not of another team. At the same time, it's got to be hard to find someone who isn't intimidated by the Boston Celtics, who doesn't cringe when trying to draw a charge on LeBron James, who doesn't quake when they realize Kobe Bryant has the ball in the closing seconds.  The mistake made by men is denying fear itself rather than acknowledging it and relying on their ability to overcome that fear. 

(You're going to have to forgive me, I've been reading "Band of Brothers" which makes failure in front of millions of people seem like a stroll through Candyland. )

Regardless, Amar'e Stoudemire is choosing the option of outright denial. From ESPN New York, and simply: 

"Nobodys afraid of the Miami Heat," Stoudemire said Wednesday afternoon.
via New York Knicks Amare Stoudemire says Nobodys afraid of the Miami Heat - ESPN New York.

Moving past the point that no one's really afraid of the New York Knicks either, is that this quote shows a few things:
  • The league is still kind of rolling its eyes at the Heat, even after the huge win streak they had. 
  • Stoudemire very much accepts his role as the leader of a major market, and will play the part. 
  • Would Stoudemire say that anyone fears any team? It's pretty easy to see why teams would fear the Lakers or Celtics, but would anyone really admit it? After all, David Lee says he doesn't fear the Spurs, so clearly these guys have problems with identifying what to be scared of.
  • The only thing the players are scared of? A lockout. But even that they're saying they're ready for. 

Without Bosh tonight, the Heat are going to be severely limited in attacking down low. Except that the Knicks are notorious for being weak inside, even with Stoudemire having a slightly better year in terms of weakside interior defense. But whoever wins down low, it'll be interesting to see if LeBron James gives Stoudemire something to be scared of.  Maybe the Heat should wear spooky masks or something. 
Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:50 am
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

InSan is right about one thing.  This "article" is a complete waste of time.  There is no point.  It is just a mish mash of words that cannot even be construed as random thoughts.  Terrible. 




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 12:12 am
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

The Knicks beat the Heat tonight and it wasn't that big of a victory. The heat had no Bosh who was still out with a bum ankle and LeBron had a bad night shooting,with all that the Knicks barley won the game. So yes I agree that this article by Mr Moore is a waste of time and Amare should keep quit and keep practicing hoping he stays healthy the whole year! I'm a Knicks fan but Amare, keep your head up and keep playing hard while keeping your mouth shut!



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

I'm sorry, but this is a sport, no one should be afraid of anyone while playing the game of basketball.  This is a stupid article.



Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

Wasn't there earlier, page must have been edited.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

It says "Posted by Matt Moore".

Couldn't be any more clearer, really.



Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

I'll agree on one thing, my name is clearly displayed. As far as this "Matt Moore," he isn't listed at the top of the page and this story is pure garbage.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

His name is Matt Moore. It's just as clearly displayed as the name of the pathetic poster that can't read this crap. That guy's name is you.



Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Amar'e: 'Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat.'

Whoah, a story about nothing. This was a colossal waste of my time, at least have the deceny to put the name of the pathetic writer who came up with this.


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