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When Associated Press Writers Get Confused

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Ever since I began blogging way back in the hazy, crazy days of 2009, one of my favorite writing topics has been to insult the work of others. You see, when you lack a certain talent to do something, it just becomes quite a bit easier to criticize the hard work of others.

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Since I feel like we sometimes get a little too nice around SB Nation Arizona (my god, we need to acronym that), I’m going to bring some of that critical flavor here.

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We begin with the Associated Press piecing together a relatively simple write-up on the Suns acquisition of Hedo Turkoglu. Yet it was a line about departed forward Amar’e Stoudemire, not Turkoglu, which left me scratching my head. Check it out:

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A five-time All-Star and dominating presence in the lane, Stoudemire could score and rebound like few forwards in the league

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In case you’re simple, I bolded the offending portion. Score like few forwards in the league? Check. Rebound like few forwards in the league? Wait, what?

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The only possible explanation this handsome columnist can muster is that the AP writer meant that Stoudemire rebounds like few forwards in the league in that he does it worse than most forwards. That’s gotta be it.