I shouldn’t take pleasure in other people’s pain, but it’s hard when it comes to sports–in particular the Mavericks. The Suns’ stud center Amare Stoudemire will miss about four months of the regular season recovering from knee surgery. The caring person inside of me hopes that it’s not serious and he will recover completely and quickly. The competitive nature that I have hopes he’s out for the year (well, actually I wish this would ruin his career up until the Suns traded him to the Mavs and he makes a miraculous turn around and is the best player in NBA history).
Honestly this is a major blow to the Suns. They won 62 games last year and Stoudemire was a major part of that record. I can’t see the Suns winning that many games this year, even with a healthy Stoudemire. Now, the best they can honestly hope for is 50-55 wins with about a 4th seed in the western conference. However, this is the NBA and you never know what’s going to happen, except that the Spurs will once again win the NBA championship.
On a side note, Keith Van Horn sprained his thumb in the Mavericks pre-season opener. I jammed my thumb playing softball this past May and it still hasn’t healed completely. Hopefully Van Horn’s thumb will heal much quicker than mine.