"He felt good. His team was winning. He had a couple baskets. He hit a couple jump shots. But he felt good. He felt like he was doing something. But welcome to New York."Stoudemire's right. Horford was doing something in that game. He was grabbing 14 rebounds. He was earning six assists.
Stoudemire wasn't doing those things (He grabbed three rebounds and earned one assist.) but he was turning the ball over three times (Horford committed one turnover.), sitting out the last five minutes of the first half with three fouls, and needing nine more shots from the field and four more attempts from the line to score eight more points than Horford.
Al Horford utterly dominated Amar'e Stoudemire in that game and it's hard to believe that anyone took Stoudemire's post-game quote about Horford at face value:
"He needs to calm down. He’s not that type of player. He don’t want to see me any night, so he might as well relax and calm down."Stoudemire wasn't talking about decorum after the game. Nor is he now. He was and is expressing frustration over getting beat, both individually and as a Knick.