- Joined Aug 20, 2003
Sorry if posted. I just found this to be funny.
Amare Stoudemire doesn't like Tracy McGrady due to an incident back in high school and the Suns forward has held a grudge since then.
"I'm not a big fan of Tracy McGrady -- as a person or as a player," Stoudemire told the New York Post.
"I tried to reach out to him in high school to get advice on going from high school to the NBA," Stoudemire recalled. "He pretty much didn't say anything. If a kid from my hometown came up to me and said, 'Amare', I'm thinking about going from high school,' I would tell him college is important, education is important. I didn't get any of that from McGrady. I asked him about the jump, he pretty much didn't say anything."
"I think he's messing with you," McGrady said when asked about Stoudemire's comment.
Asked again, Stoudemire said, "He didn't remember? I'm not surprised he doesn't remember that."
According to the newspaper, Stoudemire claimed it would not be a deal breaker in signing with the Knicks this summer if McGrady is re-signed. But Knicks officials may want to keep this in mind when the free agency period rolls around this summer.