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Sounds like Stoudemire's blaming Robert Sarver

Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:01 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Everyone is frustrated with the lockout. And therefore, everyone's looking for somewhere to point their finger.

Amar'e Stoudemire spoke with Newsday and naturally, the lockout. He was asked about his former boss in Phoenix, Robert Sarver, who is famously tight with his money, or at least in terms of NBA spending. And Stoudemire, who saw some $61 million go in his pocket from Sarver, didn't hold back on his old chief.

As to who the hardline owners are, Stoudemire said, "Sarver, for sure" and added that the Suns' owner "probably the main guy who is pushing for this lockout."

That right there, is fightin' words.

For good measure, Stoudemire added: "It wouldn't have been a big deal if he had just re-signed some kid named Stoudemire. Then he'd be in good shape."

Obviously his meaning is that the Suns wouldn't be struggling to make profits, I suppose. Amar'e thinks so much of himself that he'd take the Suns out of the red and into the black. Not just in the win-loss column either.

But this is the way with lockouts. The longer it goes, the nastier it gets. And there's probably a good amount of truth to what Stoudemire is saying. Reportedly, Sarver and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert have to of the loudest voices pushing for a hard salary cap. It's natural that some owners are going to express their point of view louder than others. Like I don't think Clay Bennett has necessarily been involved a ton in the discussions. But you can bet Sarver, who's very conscious of his money and business, is going to get every last word in.

Which means I'm sure he'll have a response for Stoudemire.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:28 am

Sounds like Stoudemire's blaming Robert Sarver

Stoudamire is an idiot. He's not paid to be intelligent though, he's played to play basketball. Nobody takes the words he makes come out of his mouth seriously, they are just sufficiently provocative to let a writer print a piece about it. 

As a Suns fan, I definitely miss him in Phoenix. But the lockout needs to end ASAP so he can start dunking and blocking shots instead of talking or he'll continue playing the clown. The idea of the players forming their own league...LOL...unbelievably ignorant. That's Amare, though.  

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:45 am

Sounds like Stoudemire's blaming Robert Sarver

everyone is frustrated with the lockout?  not everyone.  especially not me.  NBA is garbage now.  Glad its locked out.  Abunch of self-righteous thugs who will never be satisfied with 15 million a year to throw a ball through an iron rim.  Try going back to school and getting an education.  Then IF the NBA starts back up again you will be abit wiser and obtain more knowledge.  In the mean time stfu players.  Get a grip on reality.  basketball players are not needed.  They are definitely on the back burner. 

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 6:47 pm

Sounds like Stoudemire's blaming Robert Sarver

Check out a great book ":07 Seconds or Less" by Jack McCallum.  Great book and insight from the 2005-06 season, and he had a lot of interesting thoughts on Stoudamire as he watched and wrote the book.  It's in line with what starblazer said about the more he talks, the dumber he appears. 

Stoud is the guy who would say "Ivaronni, Andrew Toney, no baloney" which was a reference to then-asst Suns coach Ivaronni and the 1983 76ers team he played on ... yet Stoud didn't even know what it was or any history and he worked with Ivaronni almost every day!  Stoud's aloofness and the like certainly was the view most had of him, and it's still true today.  When he found out that it was about the 1983 team, all he said was "DANG .... I WUZ ONE YR OLD!" 

nice one.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Sounds like Stoudemire's blaming Robert Sarver

Which means I'm sure he'll have a response for Stoudemire.

The more Stoudamire opens the mouth, the dumber he appears. As a Knick fan, I like having Amar'e on the team, but he's really a simpleton. Maybe Stoudemiire should be getting his body in shape so he can actually play a whole season and not disappear down-the stretch again.

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