Having tucked away the worst season of his NBA career, Amar'e Stoudemire turned to what is being considered divine intervention.
Right, he took his retreating post game to Houston and put it in the hands of Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon. There seems to be a lot of that going around.
So for the reported cost of 100,000 for about one week of around-the-basket tutoring, the former Suns power forward attempted to refine his foot work and -- perhaps -- upgrade a go-to move. Certainly, Olajuwon's career catalog of drop-steps, jump hooks and the ol' Dream Shake seems sufficient to awaken the slumbering, low-post repertoire of any NBA player.
And Stoudemire, whose scoring average dipped to around 17.5 points per game for the Knicks last season (taking his career mark down to 21.6), seemed to be worthy of a boost. But, as one NBA assistant coach employed by a Western Conference team put it, "I find that pretty interesting ... almost comical."
It should be noted that this assistant...