Amar’e Stoudemire has been called aloof about a billion times. He’s been called silly, clueless and a weirdo. Basically, any name you can think of to call someone who’s a little wacky, someone has called Amar’e that. Makes sense when you consider he really is a kind of strange dude.
However, never let it be said that Amar’e Stoudemire is not a realist. He is very much a realist. Case in point:
[When] Stoudemire was asked if he’d ever want to play for his hometown team, he replied: “I don’t believe in Magic. I’m sorry. I just don’t believe in it.”
The Orlando Magic? Not real. The “Harry Potter” franchise of books, movies and various consumer goods? Total fantasy. Magic Johnson? More like Earvin Johnson. Magic the Gathering? Just a card game for nerds. If you are magic or any sort, you are not real, according to Amar’e Stoudemire and he’s sorry about that.
But really, this is just a good zing. For a team named after mythical super powers, not enough people make sorcery cracks. That’s a shame, so I’m all for Amar’e ridiculing the team name. Not to mention, if this somehow sparks a New York/Orlando rivalry, even better. These are two teams that should be good for the next few seasons and if they dislike each other, that’s fun for us. More of this, please.
Plus, if this leads to David Blaine trying to prove that magic is real by living inside the Knicks locker room without food, water or air for two straight years, that’s a big-time win. Get that guy out of here.