Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Center-Forward, may actually be fortunate to have suffered a ruptured popliteal cyst this week, though it will keep him out of action for at least two to three weeks.
No surprise that its "wail till next year" for the Knicks. They've been doing that since 1973. During that time New York and New Jersey teams have combined for 20 championships, yet the Knicks drought continues.
In nine career postseasons, Anthony is 17-37, which is the worst record of any active player with at least 50 playoff games. Even with Sunday's 89-87 win over the Heat, he has still lost 11 of 14 playoff games.
Whether or not Amar'e returns for Game 4 at the Garden, as he proclaimed he will on Wednesday, remains to be seen, but if the Knicks have any chance at prolonging this series, it is with him out of the lineup.