Amar’e Stoudemire had a bold statement to make about the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Via ESPN New York:
“We’re going to win that first round for sure,” [Stoudemire] said on Thursday night in New York City during a screening of his upcoming EPIX documentary, “Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment,” which premieres on April 19. “Obviously, as we all know, with the Celtics, you can never underestimate those guys. We’ve got to definitely come to play every game, and bring that focus and determination every single night. I have high confidence in what we can do.”
Just to be clear: Stoudemire says the Knicks are going to win the first round for sure…and you can’t underestimate the Celtics. You know, like guaranteeing a win against a team that dismissed the Knicks in four games during the weakest of Boston’s KG-era playoff runs.
Certainly, it’s not 2011. But you can bet this, along with a very long list of other offenses on both ends, is currently hanging on Boston’s bulletin board.
An hour and a half until game time, y’all.
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