Skip to content

Stoudemire says “great chance” he is back Sunday for Game 4

May 2, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

Knicks forward Stoudemire leaves the American Airlines Arena with his hand in a sling after his team's loss to the Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff in Miami Reuters

While nobody else has seemed nearly as optimistic, Amare Stoudemire thinks he could be back on the court soon.

Whether or not that is a good thing for the Knicks is up for debate.

But Stoudemire said he thinks he could return Sunday. Here is a tweet from Al Iannazzone of Newsday.

Stoudemire said he thinks there is ‘a great chance’ he plays Sunday

Players are always more optimistic about their return than realistic, other reports from team and league sources think he is likely out for the series. It depends on how things heal, but the description given ESPN’s Chris Broussard doesn’t make it sound like he is coming back quickly.

“Half of his hand was just hanging off. It was really bad. Blood was just squirting out. That’s why they had the paramedics come in, because they thought he might have punctured an artery because of how much blood was coming out.”

Stoudemire also said this was not a closed-fist punch, rather he just swung his arm out of frustration and his hand shattered the glass on the fire extinguisher case. He said he did it out of frustration at being down 2-0.

He is out for Game 3 Thursday and how that game goes for the Knicks could determine whether the team pushes him to return or rest.

  1. dallasstars9 - May 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    NY has little chance of winning this series – Send a message and keep this douche bag on the bench!

    • somekat - May 2, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      They have little chance of winning a game, let alone the series.

      If his injury was half of bad as has been reported, no way he is ready for game 4 (which, ignoring the possibility of a miracle, will be the last game). So leaving him on the bench doesn’t send any message except “he’s still hurt”

  2. canehouse - May 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    there is no way he is playing in game 4… seems like the knicks are playing a game of keep the HEAT guessing.

  3. dysraw1 - May 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    the heat dont need to guess the heat need to be smacked back,unfortunately we are not the team to do it.

  4. rdav29 - May 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I just swung my foot and somehow my shoe got stuck in the TV. Somehow…

  5. brianbosworthisstonecold - May 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM


  6. wtfmeng - May 2, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Great news…just in time for the sweep

  7. canehouse - May 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    1973?!?! That memory is taking a dirt nap! You guys always go to that… man that must be a real cramp.

  8. brianbosworthisstonecold - May 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    canehouse | May 2, 2012, 6:12 PM PDT
    1973?!?! That memory is taking a dirt nap! You guys always go to that… man that must be a real cramp.

    Yeah, it’s been 39 $&@/($@ years! It’s a thorn canehouse. A real big headache.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (2408)
  2. K. Irving (2123)
  3. A. Davis (1849)
  4. K. Bryant (1493)
  5. L. James (1482)
  1. A. Aminu (1388)
  2. K. Durant (1357)
  3. M. Leonard (1352)
  4. T. Thompson (1258)
  5. E. Mudiay (1178)