Friday, August 10, 2012
STAT Shares Motivation for Working With Hakeem Olajuwon (New Video)
As Knicks fans watch teams like the Lakers and 76ers fortify their front courts in the massive NBA trade reportedly going down, perhaps they can at least find peace in the fact that their own all-star big man, Amar'e Stoudemire, is dedicated to improving his game.
The above video clip, which comes exclusively from Team STAT, includes new footage from Stoudemire's workouts with Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon.
In the new video, the Knicks star also shares his motivation for putting in that extra work this summer, citing his fans and their loyalty during what was an underwhelming season for the big man.
Stoudemire talks about feeling like a student of the game all over again, which could certainly be a good mentality to have. As we've mentioned here before, STAT and "The Dream" appear to be working on his movement around the basket.
Already known as a solid pick and roll player, things would really open up for Stoudemire if he were able to elude defenders with quickness under the hoop. Becoming a more agile big man would give STAT an undeniable advantage heading into next season.