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Why did Stoudemire get so many All-Star votes? NY star power.

Jan 13, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

Amar'e Stoudemire Getty Images

There are a lot of perks to being the star of the New York Knicks. For one, every game you get to see what Clyde Frazier is wearing up close. You get to hang with Spike Lee and ask him to explain why he made “She Hate Me.” You probably never pay for a slice of pizza.

And, if your All-Star campaign is lagging, you get a slick video filled with stars to pimp you, telling everyone to vote for you.

It works — Stoudemire has moved well ahead of Kevin Garnett for the second starting forward spot in the East (next to some guy named LeBron). Check out the video for yourself.

  1. leearmon - Jan 13, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    I don’t know if this video as apposed to Amar’e’s play is the reason for the boost in voting, I mean Felton and Gallo haven’t made huge strides … However I do believe the Knicks at first were considered to be frauds, and that their success was due to an “easy schedule” but once they continued to win, and Stoudemire continued to play well and lead the league in 4th qtr scoring, not to mention K-G’s injury he was bound to pass him.

  2. thestudiokida - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Why isnt Amare a center? He’s been starting at center all season.

    • hnirobert3 - Jan 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      Because there’s a guy named Dwight Howard in Orlando.

  3. stuckonwords - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Are you *seriously* suggesting that Amare is *not* an Allstar?????????? My God, man…that guy is a legitimate *MVP* candidate! Is there any chance, whatsoever, that the Knicks are in the position they’re in WITHOUT Amare? I mean seriously…this is just an attempt to generate outrage on a blod, right? Because it is absolute insanity to suggest that Amare isn’t worthy of Allstar status, let alone MVP.

  4. knightstrafe - Jan 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    You’re right, Kurt. Celebrities being quoted at games and distributed amongst its own fans is totally a huge advantage New York has that no other team has the ability to replicate. It has nothing to do with his astounding emergence as a leader and scorer. This type of tampering is ridiculous and should be banned. Garnett (who has not perforemed nearly as well AND is injured) should be starting in the game. So what if he’s the highest scorer on the entire allstar team, let alone eastern conference? please

  5. florida727 - Jan 14, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    knightstrafe – Jan 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM
    You’re right, Kurt. Celebrities being quoted at games and distributed amongst its own fans is totally a huge advantage New York has that no other team has the ability to replicate.
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    Seriously? Ever hear of the Staples Center? Rumor has it a few ‘celebrities’ show up there every once in a while. No one else can replicate it? Not only can LA replicate it… they can blow it away. Heck, Speilberg can produce/director one out there for cryin’ out loud.

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