Amare Stoudemire really doesn’t want to leave the New York Knicks, and he’s starting to lobby for a spot on the roster moving forward. He’s not wrong for pouring out his love for the Knicks as he’s viewed as a potential offseason cap casualty that the Phil Jackson regime would rather cut loose and more on from than hang onto.
All of that is in the future, and Stoudemire has been pondering that plenty as well. He recently sat down with NBA scribe Jared Zwerling to discuss what he thinks the future holds, and the big man hopes it’s a future full of Knicks games right down to the very last game of his career.
"I want to be a Knick for life and win multiple championships here. I don’t want to go anywhere else, especially with Jackson coming in. He has an incredible legacy; it’s probably unmatched. With a leader like that, it can only become a positive output with that type of leadership."
We don’t know what the future really holds for Stoudemire, but his wish to remain with the Knicks might have to come at a serious discount to him. He’s not lived up to his contract and the Knicks need the money to lure in stars. While he wants to remain in the Knicks plans, that just might not be possible and Stoudemire’s career continues to be more and more heartbreaking to watch.