Amar`e Stoudemire`s 2010-11 Season
January 1, 2011
Amar'e Stoudemire embraced the glaring New York spotlight and became the focal point of the New York Knicks renaissance.
STAT signed on July 8, 2010 and proudly declared that "The Knicks are Back!"
The Captain's tireless work ethic inspired the team over the entire season.
Stoudemire averaged 25.3 points, 9.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.9 blocks during his first season on Broadway.
Amare debuted with 19 points and 10 rebounds in an Opening Night win at Toronto.
His winning attitude and highlight reel plays immediately endeared him to The Garden crowd.
Stoudemire was a beast down low all year, continuously taking the ball to the hole no matter the defender.
STAT's 150 blocks were the second highest total of his nine year career while his 1.9 bpg ranked seventh in the NBA.
Amar'e broke Willie Nauls' club record of seven consecutive 30-plus scoring games by tallying nine in a row from Nov. 28 - Dec. 15.
Stoudemire was the first Knick to win multiple Player of the Week awards in a single season since 1992-93 as he was named the Eastern Conference POTW twice (periods ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 5).
Chants of "MVP! MVP!" filled arenas around the league whenever number 1 touched the ball.
Amar'e was always quick to credit his teammates for his individual successes.
He was often one of the loudest cheerleaders on the bench whenever his comrades were on the court.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound specimen provided countless dazzling plays over the year.
His combination of power and finesse were nearly impossible to guard.
STAT shined in an emotional return to Phoenix with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds in a 25-point rout of the Suns.
The Captain scored a season-high-tying 41 points with seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks in a Super Bowl Sunday win over the Sixers.
Stoudemire was voted by fans to be the starting forward for the Eastern Conference All-Stars. He was the first Knick since Patrick Ewing in 1997 to start an All-Star Game.
STAT dominated, falling one point shy of a Knicks All-Star Game record with 29 points to go along with six rebounds in 28 minutes.
The acquisition of Carmelo Anthony immediately after the All-Star Break gave New York a powerful duo going forward.
Amar'e kept opponents off guard with his ability to drive the lane...
And finish hard at the rim...
While also regularly draining the deep jumper.
Amar'e had a knack for making the seemingly impossible shot possible.
Stoudemire ranked sixth in the NBA in scoring (25.3), finishing among NBA Top 10 in scoring for the fourth time in the last seven seasons
STAT led the Knicks in rebounding a team-high 39 times.
He also embraced his role as a leader on defense, constantly barking out directions.
Amar'e , who was named to the All-NBA Second Team, showed his appreciation towards his fans in every arena throughout the league.
Amar'e led the Knicks to the playoffs as the 6th seed where they faced the Boston Celtics.
Despite being injured, Amar'e battled valiantly, averaging 14.5 points, 7.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.8 blocks in four postseason games.