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Oh, Amare. You really don't make it easy on yourself do you? Are you overshadowed by the greatest player of his (your) generation? Yup. Are you even close to his level of "star" based on your all-around game? Nope.

Pulling out the "I was rookie of the year out of high school" card really isn't going to change that and frankly, isn't all that appealing to your fans.

Stoudemire Believes He's Overlooked in NBA History -- NBA FanHouse
Amar'e Stoudemire is 6-foot-10, 250 pounds. But he says he's overlooked. In NBA history, that is. The Phoenix Suns forward sees how Cleveland's

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