Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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There is no doubt in my mind that Amar’e Stoudemire is the most frustrated basketball player in the entire NBA. He has battled injuries, the loss of his brother, on-court struggles, and now a hand injury that he busted open last night after New York‘s loss to Miami in the Eastern Conference playoffs. A little over a year ago Stoudemire left The Desert for the Concrete Jungle, ready to handle the pressure that comes with playing in New York. And Stoudemire absolutely responded. Even with the midseason addition of Carmelo Anthony, Stoudemire finished the season averaging 25 ppg. But this season has been anything but fun and positive. Stoudemire hasn’t been healthy at all this season, battling back injuries almost all season. A few months ago, he lost his brother in a car accident. He hasn’t performed well on the court, in part because Stoudemire is frustrated with Anthony. Despite being a great scorer, Anthony is a ball-stopper and can’t help his team the way LeBron James can by doin...
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