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4 Reasons Why Amar'e Stoudemire Won't Benefit from Hakeem Olajuwon's Tutelage

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4 Reasons Why Amar'e Stoudemire Won't Benefit from Hakeem Olajuwon's Tutelage
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By now Amar’e Stoudemire’s underachieving 2011-2012 season has been dissected to no end. The former perennial All-Star looked like a shadow of his usual self as he simply could not make a consistent impact on the court and struggled with his share of injuries.

Stoudemire has clearly taken the criticism to heart, however and spent time this offseason working with Hakeem Olajuwon on his post up game, according to ESPN New York’s Jared Zwerling.

During his time in the league Olajuwon, whose “Dream Shake” post move remains one of the NBA’s trademark shots, was one of the most consistent back-to-the-basket scorers of all time.

He had a slew of moves, flawless footwork and could score on the block against even the most talented defenders.

However, while learning some post scoring moves should help Stat heading into next season, it will not remake Stoudemire into the kind of player he was in the past or that New York needs him to be.

Let’s take an in-depth look at why working with Hakeem Olajuwon won’t benefit Amar’e’s game as much as many think…

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