You guys are making it seem like it's a huge deal," Suns center Amare Stoudemire said. "It's only 19 points. He was obviously a big factor for the Lakers, but I think we didn't win because we weren't aggressive enough."
Asked whether he would change his defensive game plan of fronting Brown in the post for Game 4, which the 6-foot-9 Stoudemire does to counter Brown's superior size and strength,Stoudemire smiled a bit, then said, "There's a lot of things I'm going to do to Kwame on Sunday, but I can't tell you guys about them yet."
He's gonna eat Kwame. Damn.
Maybe Kwame will grow some balls and take on this challenge
If Kwame can, play like he did the other day and step up his defense to a whole new level, then he should be fine. He just has to step up and take this challenge upon himself, I hope Kwame reads this and uses it for some sort of motivation.
I just hope kwame doesnt focus so much on defending Amare that he keys out the other players.. His presence around the basket kept the suns off a bit that and them being on the road..Sunday they will come firing and passing.
Kwame needs to use this to body up and check Amare in the block. Amare can get his points.. but I think Kwame can affect his shot as long as it is not a dunk!
Here's some more Amare stuff. He talks about Kwame and playing D on him.
The Laker media guide lists 6-11 center Kwame Brown at 270 pounds. But don't try convincing Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire of that.
"The guy is 300 pounds," insisted the 6-10 Stoudemire, "and I'm only 235."
Not according to the Suns' media guide, which has Stoudemire weighing in at 245.
But when you've battled Brown in the paint in Game 3 and watched him score a playoff-high 19 points, several on slam dunks, it's easier to rationalize if you create a greater size disparity between yourself and your opponent.
Stoudemire was on the court for only 31 minutes because of foul trouble, which also limited his aggressiveness.
"I have to be a little more responsible," Stoudemire said, "and stay on the court."
Still, he doesn't minimize the immensity of his task.
"Once Kwame gets set in the middle," Stoudemire said, "you can't move him out."