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Stoudemire: “Nobody’s afraid of the Miami Heat”

Jan 27, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

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The New York Knicks have lost both meetings with the Miami Heat this season and come into Thursday’s showdown just 3-7 in their last 10 overall.

But you have to like this about Amar’e Stoudemire — he is defiant (as reported by ESPN New York).

“Nobody’s afraid of the Miami Heat.”

The Heat squad that come into the Garden Thursday will be playing more of the Knicks game — with Chris Bosh out (ankle sprain), Miami is going small. LeBron James will start at the power forward spot, and either Mike Miller or James Jones will start at the three spot, Erik Spoelstra told the Miami Herald.

This game should be entertaining — no Bosh should mean a faster tempo for the Heat, and we know the Knicks want to run. But more LeBron and Wade in the open court is something you probably should fear. (More James Jones in the open court… less scary.)

  1. florida727 - Jan 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Amare… you might not be ‘afraid’ of them, but you DO keep LOSING to them. Shut up until you actually win something.

    • starks3 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      You are right, I’d love for the Knicks to win, but you can’t talk smack when you haven’t won against said team your talking smack to.

    • njsteeler - Jan 27, 2011 at 3:20 PM

      He didn’t say anything wrong. They shouldn’t be afraid of the Heat. If they are, they need to find a new profession!

  2. zblott - Jan 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Then I’m really curious how afraid teams are of facing a Knicks squad that is quickly sliding down the Power Rankings:

    http://www.hoopskarma.com/hk/2011/1/23/hoops-karma-power-rankings-21.html

  3. theghostofwillisreed - Jan 27, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    ladies and gentlemen,

    your daily anti-knicks rant courtesy of kurt helin…

    did james dolan reject you for a job or something? give it a rest with the thinly-veiled shots at the knicks. the knicks are not the same laughing stock they used to. they are a decent team and you’re simply going to have to deal with that fact.

    you can start by printing the actual quote and not half of it… allow me.

    “We all like big stages, so it’s nothing special. Nobody’s afraid of the Miami Heat. We’re gonna play as hard as we can and see what we can do.”

    doesn’t exactly come off as hardcore trash talking there. not exactly newsworthy but i know you won’t get nearly as many hits or the responses. your anti-knicks posts are as laughable as zblott’s power rankings with links no one clicks on.

    by the way, the heat are a solid team that is just dealing with injuries at the moment so tonight should hopefully be a good one.

    a little objectivity will still get you your hits, kurt.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      Hate to spoil it for you, but I actually like the Knicks. I’m glad they matter again.

  4. njsteeler - Jan 28, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Hahahahaha…, guess Amare proved his point! The Heat put on their pants one leg at a time like everyone else!

    Go Knicks!!

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