The Resurgence of Amar'e Stoudemire

Exactly four years ago, Amar’e Stoudemire was soaking up the spotlight in Madison Square Garden.  The star power forward, who had just inked a max 5-year, $100 million contract that summer, was dominating night in and night out.  In the month of December, he averaged 29.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks while setting the franchise records for most consecutive 30 point games (nine) and most consecutive games shooting 50% or above (also nine).  Stoudemire went on to become the Knicks’ first starter in the All-Star game since Patrick Ewing and earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. Little did Stoudemire and the Knicks know what would lie ahead for the big man.

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Super Morris Bros. & Their Unique Contract

Not much separates twins Markieff and Marcus Morris off the basketball court.  Markieff, the older of the two, is an inch taller and around ten pounds heavier, but their biggest difference is probably their preference in football teams; Marcus is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, while Markieff roots for their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.  Otherwise, the Morrises are as identical as can be (even though they are surprisingly fraternal twins).  When they were attending the University of Kansas, the twins always had the same haircut and facial hair, drove the same car, signed up for the same classes, and listened to the same music.  They even have the exact same tattoos to this day, no easy feat when you have this much ink on your body.

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