If you've been following the NBA playoffs in spite of the Suns lack of presence in them you're probably aware of the plight of one Amar'e Stoudemire and his New York Knickerbockers. Apparently the former Suns star injured his back during warmups of Game 2 of New York's playoff series with Boston and suffered from such unbearable pain that he exited the game in the 2nd quarter and never returned.â†µ
He's questionable for the third game of the series but as a Suns fan I can't help but continue thinking about his long history with injuries.
The Suns organization was relatively clear about their trepidation with regards to Stoudemire's health when they refused to fully guarantee the fourth and fifth years of a contract offer last summer. Though the back is a new injury you can add it to the knee, and the eye as trouble spots for the gifted big man.â†µ
Saddest part of this whole thing for me is that because Stoudemire left Phoenix and I stand behind the organization's reasoning for not providing a full guarantee, I now find myself basically rooting for him to breakdown so that the Suns don't look like clowns (more than they already do for going from the Western Conference Finals to 40 wins in just 10 months).â†µ
I can't say I like myself for feeling that way but I also can't imagine that I'm alone.â†µ