March 11, 2010
Mike Bresnahan covers the Lakers for The Times and ties up loose ends on the day of his self-designated "game of the week." The Lakers play Friday night at Phoenix. It's too bad the Phoenix Suns traded Amare Stoudemire and gutted their team. I've always enjoyed that city and I'll miss the chance at going there for the playoffs, seeing the ageless Steve Nash in action, getting the free ice cream they hand out in the media room at halftime, which actually leads to races among certain reporters (I'm not even kidding)
May 18, 2005 |
Today the Dallas Mavericks, tomorrow the world. In a league where Greek gods' bodies come standard, Amare Stoudemire stood out from the day he arrived, 6 feet 10 inches and 233 pounds with a chiseled frame that tapered from wide shoulders to a 32-inch waist. He had a vertical leap of 38 inches. He was 19 years old, though, and had some things to learn. "He couldn't shoot," says his coach with the Phoenix Suns, Mike D'Antoni. "Couldn't play defense. Other than that, he was pretty good."
March 7, 2009 |
The Phoenix Suns will be without power forward Amare Stoudemire if they reach the NBA playoffs after his eye surgeon said he won't be back this season. "Not this season, not at all," Dr. Pravin Dugel, who operated on Stoudemire's detached retina, told the Arizona Republic about the player's prospects of returning to the court. It had originally been hoped that Stoudemire could recover in about eight weeks from the injury he suffered to his right eye Feb. 18 against the Clippers.
January 8, 2011
Lakers tonight VS. NEW YORK When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 26-11, Knicks 21-14. Record vs. Knicks (2009-10): 2-0. Update: The improved Knicks are 11-7 on the road this season, including a 121-96 victory Friday in Phoenix. Amare Stoudemire's first season with New York has been a statistical success, the former Suns All-Star averaging 26.3 points and nine rebounds a game.
October 29, 2010 |
Take away Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa from the Phoenix Suns, and what do you have left? Enough to create an entertaining game against the two-time defending NBA champions, but not enough to beat them, the Lakers flying past the new-look Suns, 114-106, in a festive, frolicking game Friday at US Airways Center. Defense was an afterthought, as is often the case when the Suns are involved, but the Lakers turned it up enough on offense to win their first road game of the season.
May 23, 2010 |
Reporting from Phoenix -- So much for keeping up with the Celtics. The Lakers blinked before their Boston counterparts did, many times in fact, getting shoved aside by Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns, 118-109, in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday at US Airways Center. Something funny happened on the way to a 3-0 series lead, though the Lakers weren't giggling after Phoenix ended their eight-game winning streak and closed to within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
December 7, 2003 |
Phoenix Sun forward Amare Stoudemire is expected to sit out three games because of a sprained left ankle. Stoudemire was injured in Friday's victory over the Boston Celtics. * Alonzo Mourning, who retired from the New Jersey Nets because of a kidney illness, is optimistic he'll receive a kidney transplant soon, saying, "If all goes as expected, we anticipate that it will be possible to have the surgery completed by the end of the year."
October 28, 2010 |
LAKERS TONIGHT AT PHOENIX When: 7:30. Where: US Airways Center. On the air: TV: Channel 9, ESPN; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-0, Suns 0-1. Record vs. Suns (2009-10): 3-1. Update: The Lakers beat Phoenix in six games in last season's Western Conference finals, but the Suns don't look the same. Their power forward is now Hedo Turkoglu, not Amare Stoudemire, and expectations have been lowered along with their payroll.