But according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the big man is more than willing to join the team-wide gripe session that has become a post-loss trend for the 3-10 Knicks:
Amare Stoudemire said his level of frustration with the Knicks losing "is at an all time high."— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 26, 2013
Stoudemire should be frustrated. His team, thought by some to be a fringe title contender this year, is mired in a six-game losing streak and seems to be coming apart at the seams.
Here's the problem, though: Stoudemire's complaints don't actually count for much because he's not physically able to help New York turn things around.
And he doesn't have much of a grip on what's actually wrong with the Knicks, either.
After the game, he isolated a curious source for New York's woes:
Amar'e on Shump: "It's hard for any player to get a rhythm when the ball don't move."— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) November 26, 2013
That's a surprising take, especially considering the fact that STAT's season high in assists is just two.
Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal was quick to point out the contradiction between Stoudemire's complaints and his black-hole approach to offense:
Once the ball gets kicked into Stoudemire, it very rarely -- if ever -- comes out. Gotta move the ball sometimes.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) November 26, 2013
You know what they say, Amar'e: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
In truth, the Knicks' problems are much bigger than ball movement. If Stoudemire wants to be frustrated, he should look to the way New York's reclusive owner, James Dolan, has allowed a once-great franchise to become a laughingstock.
He can't do anything about that, either. But at least his frustration would have a worthy source if he directed it at the real problem.