#14: Heat’s Stoudemire believes he’s creating a new legacy – perseverance | Miami Herald

You see him on the court for a few minutes each half and if you see him again, it’s only because you’re staring at the sideline, at him clapping, counseling, stretching. What goes unseen is all the work that goes into those spare minutes, all that goes into Amar’e Stoudemire still being available for a meaningful NBA role, which is one of the unsung success stories of this Heat season.

Consider that, in Miami’s 107-89 win against the Detroit Pistons, the 33-year-old Stoudemire made his 34th consecutive start, a role he was given in the absence of franchise fulcrum Chris Bosh, with his continuing competence allowing Hassan Whiteside to blossomin an expanded reserve role.

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