Maybe he gets all the blame and finger pointed at him because he is getting paid a lot of money and has accomplished nothing? He couldn't lead the Knicks to a playoff spot and speaking of Knicks, that is a big market team and whoever plays for them will be magnified. Amare is suppose to bring th Knicks back to the spotlight by winning, he even stated it, guaranteed it himself. But he hasn't and Melo has gotten the same flack for it too so it's not like Amare is being singled out. The difference is that Melo is just a far better player (you can see by his MVP like game this year) and you can actually see him trying to change and actually train and workout in the off-season. It may have coincided with the Olympics so we'll see how he works during the next off season. And you know what, you are correct that Amare will not be the last guy who doesn't rebound well for his size or can't competently defend but why is such laziness be ignored? Especially on a player who gets millions and accomplished nothing? I mean why encourage players who doesn't want keep training to improve in the off-season? No there won't be a lot of Kobes who spends his life at the gym but there Durants and Westbrooks and even Lebrons who does have fun and party but also works on their games to improve every summer. They stay in shape and seek help to improve. That should be encouraged. Maybe by pointing out Amares flaws, fairly or unfairly, then the future generation can take note that they shouldn't try to fly by their talents alone because they are just one injury away from losing their career.