While Amar'e Stoudemire has yet to score any superhero credentials, he has been wearing a cool mask and could be in line for a name upgrade.
Until further notice, let's go with Irony Man.
He qualified for this moniker by making a bold declaration after his New York Knicks were eliminated by the Miami Heat:
"I love Steve," Stoudemire, referring to former Phoenix Suns teammate Steve Nash, said. "It would be great to have him here next year."
Well, it makes sense that Amar'e has an abiding affection for the guy who slipped him basket-creating bounce passes and lobs for several years. And although Stoudemire averaged 20 points per game during the season that preceded their teaming up and 25 for the Knicks in the first one succeeding it, Nash certainly contributed to Amar'e's retirement fund.
By the way, the quote listed above occurred in Miami, but Stoudemire wasn't referring to Nash joining the Heat when he said "here". Nash did that on his own, when asked, a few weeks ag...