After a very convincing 118-105 win over the New York Knicks, there isn’t really any doubt that the San Antonio Spurs are the better team. Well, there isn’t any doubt for us normal people.
The Spurs beat the Knicks so badly yesterday, they knocked Amar’e Stoudemire into some sort of alternate universe built on delusions.
“(The Spurs) don’t have nearly enough talent to compete with us,” Stoudemire said. “Our personnel, our talent is off the charts.”
Was he watching the game he was playing in? Has he seen his team play the last couple games? OK, great, you guys had a nice win streak when Jeremy Lin busted onto the scene, but go back and look at those games and tell me which of those was a quality win. I might give you Minnesota on the road, but other than that, it was a long list of garbage.
I know Amar’e doesn’t care much for the Spurs after they knocked his Suns out of the playoffs during his best chance to win a championship, so that inspires some hateful comments, but be realistic. To say that a team “doesn’t compete” with you after they kicked your butts the night is just idiotic.
However, Amar’e did temper his comment.
“But what they do well is they keep the floor spaced and makes sure those guys execute the plays.”
“That’s something we’ve got to do, keep the floor spaced and keep the ball moving and get everyone involved.”
OK thanks for the compliment Amar’e but still, your Knicks may have all the talent in the world, but that’s not what makes a team. Carmelo Anthony is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but since his return from injury, the Knicks are 2-5. They’ve quickly become one of the NBA’s biggest jokes, and this comment by Amar’e definitely won’t help.
But if the Knicks need to look to the Spurs on how to play proper ball, then as they say, imitation is the best form of flattery.