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Stoudemire reverses course, would play overseas

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08:13 AM ET 07.26 | Amar'e Stoudemire wants to get back to work, too. Speaking at his rented home on Monday afternoon in Hollywood Hills, where he joined designer Rachel Roy in unveiling their women's clothing line to members of the fashion media, Stoudemire said he's seen a flood of international caller IDs come his way. "All the clubs have called the office inquiring about me," Stoudemire said. "Teams from Israel, China, Turkey, Spain. A lot of countries have been calling." Initially, Stoudemire didn't seem interested in fielding offers from foreign teams. ... But on Monday, he stated otherwise. "The chances would be high" of playing elsewhere in a lockout, Stoudemire said. "They'd definitely be high."

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July 26, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Get insurance, Bro.

July 26, 2011  09:37 AM ET

I guess the player's union is keeping busy reaching out to international teams to get interest for their players. At this rate the whole NBA would be playing outside of the U.S.A.

Yeah right!!!

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July 26, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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Where's the players union in all of these? There will be no season at all w/ the way the players are acting. There's no urgency of getting the CBA resolved. I hope they all leave for Europe. They are jus hurting themselves. Most of the owners were already losing too much and they have other businesses to fall back on.

This lock out will last for a very long time because of Derek Fisher. He's dumb as hell and who's to blame his lack of education on the current economic realities? You have whole countries going bankrupt and even here at home we're dealing with credit issues. We live in uncertain economic times so the notion of guranteed money needs to be phased out or at least the owners need to be able to get out of bad contracts when a player gets injured or when his production declines. Below is his quote:

???It breaks my heart to see the way guys like LaDainian Tomlinson get dealt with in the NFL,??? said Fisher of the former MVP who gained 914 yards for the Jets last season. ???To see what he???d done for the San Diego Chargers and to get to that place where he was under a contract that???s already been signed. The Chargers were able to absorb value in income and potential profits from years of his services, and then at the drop of a hat, based on arbitrary thinking because he???s a certain age and he can???t produce at a certain level anymore, he???s gone. Out the door.???

Derek, we as fans hate it when players are collecting money they don't deserve in any season regardless of what they've accoplished in the past. It's a fact NBA players production declines automatically as soon as they sign a huge guaranteed contract. As for Larry Hughes and Eddy Curry god bless em.

Players need to understand the global economic landscape has changed. Nobody knows how things will go so they need to give the owners some leeway to get out of bad contacts. It's painful to the owners and disgusting to us fans to see Rashard Lewis and Gabriel Arenas living in luxury just because they were good at some point... so get off ur blind principle derek and get real.

I say there need to be a team option every other year on a contract that's more than two years.

If the NBA players can't find someone that's educated enough to understand the global tides to negotiate a fair deal with the owners this lock last longer than it should due to lack of education. Yes Derek, we know you are old and not a scholar but you need to get real in the interest of the many that the NBA feeds. This is not the Clinton era. There has to be financial flexibility for the owners in order to maintain a sound league that can withstand the unknown economic future that we all face.

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July 26, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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Someone will always insure you. The premium may be too high for it to make sense for you to seek such insurance, but there will always be someone who will take the gamble.

This is true, however, if the premium is too high such that it doesn't make sense, then the player is not insured. I don't Stoudemire is going to find a policy that makes sense.

July 26, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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This is true, however, if the premium is too high such that it doesn't make sense, then the player is not insured. I don't Stoudemire is going to find a policy that makes sense.

Stoudemire has back, eyes and knee problems. It will be dumb of him to risk that 100 mil contract.. but hey I've seen more stupid things happen in my lifetime. Like the trade of Eddy Curry to the Wolves, the trade of Beasly to the Wolves... and also the gathering of pint guards by the wolves... but none is more dumber than the move of Lebron to the Heat... Amare should be smarter than all the above...

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July 26, 2011  10:49 AM ET
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Stoudemire has back, eyes and knee problems. It will be dumb of him to risk that 100 mil contract..

Agreed. All this talk of stars overseas is posturing. It ain't foolin us.

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July 26, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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Its empty posturingThey would be smarter if they just create their own leagueat least that would be believable

You getting the feeling we are in for a long ride?

July 26, 2011  11:15 AM ET
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Get insurance, Bro.

Geico?

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July 26, 2011  11:59 AM ET
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Its empty posturingThey would be smarter if they just create their own leagueat least that would be believable

Oh yea, I am sure these brain surgeons creating their own league would be a huuuge success.

July 26, 2011  12:18 PM ET

Too fragile...Stay home!

July 26, 2011  12:29 PM ET

and the bluffing begins and don't forget your poker face

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