Amar’e Stoudemire shared the court with Jeremy Lin during a Knicks win vs. New Jersey last Saturday, but then the sudden death of Stoudemire’s brother Hazell forced him to take a leave of absence from the team. While Stoudemire grieved, Lin - who found himself in the starting line-up following that Nets victory - and the Knicks have extended their winning streak to four, with Lin setting a Knicks record for points scored in his first three NBA starts (89).
On Friday, Jeremy Lin’s New York basketball arrival culminated at Madison Square Garden with a 38 point performance vs. Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers. On Twitter, amidst the #Linsanity and #Linning hashtag onslaught and bad Jeremy Lin puns (I couldn’t resist the urge to Jeremy Lin pun one time), Amar’e managed to cut through the noise with his post-game tweet.
Stoudemire will be out again tonight when the Knicks face the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Knicks coach Mike D’antoni told ESPNNewYork.com that he expects Amar’e to be back at practice on Monday.