Amar'e Stoudemire Says 'No' To European Teams

The NBA lockout is in full steam, and several of the league’s stars are exploring their options with teams overseas. New Jersey Nets all-star point guard Deron Williams has already decided to take his talents to Europe and will play with the Turkish basketball club Besiktas until a new CBA is signed.

Rumors say more NBA players will play in other countries if the lockout continues, even though their contracts may be in jeopardy if they choose to leave the association.

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is always one to explore new countries and cultures, and he would have a perfect opportunity to increase his worldly knowledge by signing with a team overseas. After his moving trip to Israel, it was assumed that the six-time all-star could head to that region of the world during the lockout.

However, on Twitter and SportsCenter, Stoudemire expressed his desire to remain in the United States and the NBA. Stoudemire will continue to rehab is injured back and hopes to be playing for the Knicks in late October.

How would you have felt if Amar’e Stoudemire left the Knicks for a team in Europe?

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