i know that porter rips amare (at times) and maybe kerr has his sweet lil talks with him, but i do believe amare needs to be ripped publicly. think about it. remember when dwight howard was a volume scorer and SVG told the media that he hated dwights defense and dwight was forcing shots? that was about last year, where dwight had a string of 5 games where he didnt even get 10 rebounds. dwight said hed work on it, and he did. you see, ripping a player publicly puts a lot more pressure on the player. the media is watching, people see your deficiencies, and YOU know theyre watching, so you better man up. heck, i remember when kobe scored 40+ on the thunder but needed about 40 shots to do it (though he made half) and phil jackson still said kobe played like a ball hog (they won the game btw). or how about when phil said that sasha plays with so much heart but zero brain (a month ago, i believe).
point is, we are babying amare. hes acting like an idiot. weve tried everything, talking to him nicely, asking shaq to teach him, kerr talking to him privately, porter ripping him in the sidelines, its time to pile on the pressure. tell the media that amare is vastly underperforming and is an idiot.
it may not be the nicest thing to do, but trust me it will get results. oh, and amare sure as hell deserves any shame he gets.