The following bit of information may shock you: Amare Stoudemire finished with fewer dunks than Kris Humphries for the ’11/12 regular season. Amare’s 83 slams (Hump had 92, in case you were wondering) were just good enough to put him in a four-way tie for 11th… nine positions down from the number two spot he occupied just two years ago. That was the ’09/10 season, back when he threw down 187 times. I’d never really stopped to consider it, but it’s actually gotten to the point where I’m a little surprised when Amare actually dunks on somebody. He just hasn’t done it very frequently since becoming a Knick, and hardly at all this past season.
The fact that this may be the best dunk Amare’s had since the lockout… that’s kinda sad. Not that it wasn’t a good dunk, it’s just that this used to be a routine play you’d see from Amare Stoudemire. He was doing something like this every other game. Speaking for both myself and Knicks fans worldwide, I hope to see him get back to that level.
Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale:
8/10 Starbury Nasty Faces
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