Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
LOL at defense being 80% effort. Why don't you go and try really hard and guard Chris Paul, I'm sure that will work.
Amare has been played out of position for his entire career(remember no college) in a system that would often give up easy baskets in order to start a fastbreaks. It really not a wonder why he isnt a good defender, defense was freakin discouraged for his first 6 years in the NBA.
well first of all, there is a difference between not emphasized and discouraged.
second, I cannot believe anyone would defend a long standing league vet acting like hes never had the opportunity to learn basic defensive positioning and such. Sure, defense is more than effort, but it starts with effort. The problem with dudes like a'ma'r'e' is that they were raised to think of basketball as the showboating offensive stuff. no one gets a highlight reel for a great boxout or denying a pass.
It starts and ends with attitude, and amare doesnt have it