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Knicks’ Stoudemire: Lakers’ Gasol Is ‘Still Soft'; Bynum Tweets Back

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Pau Gasol (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images), Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pau Gasol (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images), Amar’e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Amar’e Stoudemire, don’t hold anything back. Tell us how you really feel.

During an appearance this weekend, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg asked Stoudemire: “People used to love to throw it out there that Pau Gasol was soft … what’s it like actually having to go up against Pau Gasol?”

“He’s still soft, you know what I mean,” Stoudemire replied to laughter. “He’s a good player, but he has also help down there with Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum. Those 7-footers down there. So he has a supporting cast.”

Rosenberg then posted the clip to YouTube, where it’s now drawing the ire of Lakers fans — and at least one player.

Bynum, Gasol’s teammate in Los Angeles, tweeted in response: “The NBA is a weird place! How can a man that plays 0 defense call a 2 time champion soft?”

“You think scoring the ball in a D’Antoni offense makes you a great player?” one commenter asked. “You put me in that D’Antoni offense I could average 10 points a game.”

Amar’e may have a chance to test Gasol’s strength on the court. That is, if the Knicks can manage a run to the NBA Finals.

Do you think Amar’e was out of line? Sound off in the comments below…

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