Amar'e Stoudemire deserves praise

Updated: February 23, 2010, 1:35 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson

The NBA "sweepstakes" deadline has passed again, and the one player who -- for the third year in a row -- was supposed to move didn't. Amar'e Stoudemire is still in a PHX uniform. Shocked? Stunned? Surprised?

And for the third year in a row, what has he done in retaliation? Nothing. He hasn't once complained, sulked or acted out. In the past five games when his name was No. 1 on the "about-to-be-gone" list, he averaged 25.4 ppg and 10 rpg and did not once say anything bad ...

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