The New York Knicks opened training camp Friday with their annual media day, this year held in Greenburgh, New York. As one might guess, the media flocked to new star player Amare Stoudemire - and he didn't let the media down when looking for quotes regarding the upcoming season.
"Anything less than [the playoffs] would not be a success," Stoudemire told the gathered media according to an ESPN report.
Stoudemire also weighed in on LeBron James' decision to take his talents to South Beach.
"LeBron has nothing to do with me," Stoudemire said. "His decision was his decision and I think his decision may have been made years prior to the summer. It has nothing to do with me. My dedication is to the city of New York. I came here when the Knicks were down and out. I think the Knicks fans feel the exact same way about me. I think they have my back."
For more notes on media day, be sure to read Seth Rosenthal's recap at Posting and Toasting.