Saturday, May 12, 2007

Spurs Dirty?

Amare Stoudemire recently called out Bruce Bowen and moreover the entire Spurs team as playing dirty. According to Amare, Bruce Bowen intentionally tried to step on his heal and injure him during a play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. I have seen the tape several times and don't know what to think of it. I'm sure Bruce wasn't trying to injure Stoudemire, but maybe he was just playing desperate sense the Suns were up by so much and Amare was going in for an easy dunk. It actually looked like Bowen was just trying to stop his momentum as he went in to make a defensive play. Hopefully, no more "Bruce Bowen Specials" happen during this series.

I understand Amare criticizing Bowen knowing his record, even though I believe all the talking should be done on the court in form of his basketball play, but I do have a problem with him calling out Manu Ginobili and the entire Spurs team. He accused Manu of intentionally kicking him in the crouch, but I remember that play during the regular season and it was clearly an accident. Amare can either decide to cry some more and dwell on this only because he is extra conscious of a recurring injury or he can stop talking and let his play speak. All I know, though, is that it seems the one who is complaining about a Spur's player being dirty usually is the one who just lost to them.

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