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.

Comments (8)

  1. You don’t believe in Magic? Was there even something TO believe in or to NOT believe in? It’s just magic. I don’t get it. Are you saying you don’t believe Magic is real? Good job. I’m sure you have also figured out that wrestling is fake as well. Absolutely brilliant. Or are you saying that you don’t believe in the entertainment value that magic provides? If so, then go away; you are no friend of mine. Who doesn’t enjoy a good magic trick every now and then? Go kick kittens and little kids while you’re at it.

  2. Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t believe a word of that comment.

  3. So when he goes to a Lovin’ Spoonful concert and they play their first big hit does he stand up and go “HELL NO! NOW PLAY SUMMER IN THE CITY!!”

  4. … which is of course the song he would be a fan of, signing with New York and all.

  5. Amar’e also hates that B.o.B. and Rivers Cuomo song, but I’m kind of with him on that.

  6. Does this mean Amare isn’t a fan of The Police?

  7. [...] just the potential for a classic game.New York Knicks at Orlando Magic We’ve had our fun with Amar’e Stoudemire’s refusal to indulge magic, but someone needs to tell him that the Orlando Magic are a real basketball team or else this game [...]

  8. When Amare goes to Disney he only recognizes 3 parks: Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

    Good article, I found it really funny. Love the response to the first comment too.

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