NBA Free Agency 2010: Where Amar'e Stoudemire Wants To Sign
Amar'e Stoudemire is going to be a very rich man.
Okay, maybe he already is (check out that bling in the picture)!
But after the next couple weeks, he might be able to diamond encrust that Yankees logo (insert foreshadowing here).
Stoudemire opted out of the final year of his contract with the Phoenix Suns earlier this week to enter this offseason's illustrious free agent class.
Here are the top five places Stoudemire would most like to call home for the remainder of his basketball-playing prime.
5. New Jersey
Look at that handsome man.
Vodka and tonic anyone?
Russian billionaire and new owner Mikhail Prokhorov could offer a lot to Stoudemire (besides picking up women in Manhattan).
The Nets have cap room and one of the best young centers in the league in Brook Lopez to woo Amar'e.
Stoudemire needs someone to distribute the ball to him.
Enter Derrick Rose.
The young point guard is already showcasing himself as one of the premier players in the league.
With enough cap room to sign an additional max player, the Bulls would be an instant title contender.
With $44 million to spend, of course Miami is a possible destination.
The Heat ultimately might have enough cap room to sign three (yes three) max contract free agents.
I'd say Stoudemire wouldn't mind playing alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, if they decide to sign in South Beach (egos aside).
Because in the end, isn't it every NBA player's life goal to make as much money as possible while winning as many championships as possible?
The Phoenix Suns made Stoudemire into the superstar he is today.
Or dare I say, Steve Nash made Stoudemire into the superstar he is today.
Either way, Phoenix is where Stoudemire blossomed into one of the most exciting players in the NBA.
And as long as Nash is still in town, Stoudemire will get his numbers and be a perennial All-Star candidate.
1. New York
Reunited and it feels so good.
Let's face it, Stoudemire isn't much of a defensive presence. He wants to score points and that's it.
Well hey Amar'e, you remember Mike D'Antoni, right? He doesn't coach defense.
Sounds like a marriage made in heaven to me.