Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks put on a good show in Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, scoring 29 points and hauling down six rebounds. Stoudemire’s East squad did not win, falling to the West, 148-143, but Stoudemire’s 29 points tied LeBron James for the East squad’s high-scoring honors.
Carmelo Anthony, who could soon by Stoudemire’s teammate with the Knicks, was impressed.
“He played great, man,” Anthony said after the West hung on for a 148-143 shootout win. “Amar’e played great. If the East had won, he would’ve had a chance to be the MVP.”
Stoudemire scored 14 of his points in the fourth quarter during a furious comeback by the East, which trailed by 17 points before slicing the deficit to two.
The Knicks return to regular-season action Wednesday when the host the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. We know Stoudemire will be there. Question is, just exactly who else will be wearing a Knicks uniform?