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Amare Stoudemire

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (pronunciation: /əˈmɑreɪ ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward and center for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Stoudemire played high school basketball for six different schools, before graduating from Cypress Creek High School and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player. In high school, Stoudemire won several honors most notably being selected as Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida. He was selected in the first round with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns and would spend eight seasons with them before signing with the New York Knicks. Stoudemire is listed at 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm) and 260 pounds (120 kg). Although Stoudemire has suffered from chronic knee problems and has undergone microfracture surgery on his knees, he has won the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game, was a first-team All-NBA selection in 2007, and won a bronze medal with the United States men's national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games. His off-court ventures include a record label, a

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Amar'e Stoudemire Apologizes ... Gay Comments Were Supposed to Be a Joke (VIDEO)

Amar'e Stoudemire Apologizes
Gay Comments Supposed to Be A Joke

Amar'e Stoudemire says his comments about not wanting a gay teammate in his locker room were SUPPOSED to be "taken as jokes" ... and he's sorry for offending the LGBT community.  "I want to… READ MORE >

NBA Champ Devean George Says Amar'e Stoudemire Needs to Apologize, Stat. (VIDEO)

NBA Champ Devean George
Amar'e Needs to Apologize ... 'Come On, Bro'

Ex-L.A. Lakers forward Devean George has a message for Amar'e Stoudemire -- APOLOGIZE!! The 3-time NBA champ was clearly disappointed in Amar'e after he heard about the homophobic comments A.S.… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Gay Ex-NBA Player Blasts Amar'e Stoudemire ... 'Don't Flatter Yourself, Petulant Man-Child'

Gay Ex-NBA Player
Blasts Amar'e Stoudemire 'Don't Flatter Yourself, Petulant Man-Child'

Ex-NBA player John Amaechi -- one of the most famous openly gay athletes on the planet -- has a message for Amar'e Stoudemire ... DON'T FLATTER YOURSELF. After Stoudemire told Israeli media that… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire: Gay Players In Locker Room Scare Me ... 'I'll Shower Across the Street' (VIDEO)

Amar'e Stoudemire:
Gays In Locker Room Scare Me 'I'll Shower Across the Street'

Ex-NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire got downright homophobic when asked how he'd feel about a gay player on his team -- "I'm going to shower across the street." READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire -- My Retirement Party Was So LIT ... I Un-Retired (PHOTO GALLERY)

Amar'e Stoudemire
My Retirement Party Was so LIT ... I Un-Retired

Ex-NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire got waaaay more than a gold watch at his basketball retirement party ... but it wasn't enough to keep him retired, 'cause he came back to hoop just days after his… READ MORE >

- 271 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire's Brother -- Allegedly Kidnapped & Beat Ex-GF ... Locked Her In Basement (MUG SHOT)

Amar'e Stoudemire's Brother
Allegedly Kidnapped & Beat Ex-GF ... Locked Her In Basement

Amar'e Stoudemire's younger brother was arrested in Kansas Monday night -- after allegedly kidnapping the mother of his child, repeatedly beating her and then locking her in a basement ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire -- I'm The NBA's Best Dressed ... 'There's No Comparison' (VIDEO)

Amar'e Stoudemire
I'm The NBA's Best Dressed ... 'There's No Comparison'

Russell Westbrook ain't gonna like this ... Amar'e Stoudemire is throwing the gauntlet down ... the fashion ... saying it's him and only him who reigns as the most fashionable guy in the NBA.… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Dwyane Wade & Teammates -- Buy $25k Watch for Amar'e Stoudemire

Dwyane Wade & Teammates
Buy $25k Watch for Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire got one hell of a birthday gift from his Miami Heat bosses and teammates -- who pitched in to buy A.S. a $25,000 watch ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Dwyane Wade, Gabby Union,… READ MORE >

- 530 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire -- I'M FASTING FOR YOM KIPPUR ... Even Though I'm In Training Camp

NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire
I'M FASTING FOR YOM KIPPUR Even Though It's Training Camp

Jewish NY Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire says he'll be fasting for Yom Kippur when the sun goes down tonight ... and won't eat all day tomorrow ... despite the fact he's in the middle of NBA… READ MORE >

- 939 days ago
NBA Superstars -- Mission to Israel ... Cancelled

NBA Superstars
Mission to Israel ... Cancelled

Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose were among a group of NBA superstars set to travel to Israel to support a basketball team co-owned by Amare Stoudemire -- but TMZ Sports has learned the… READ MORE >

- 998 days ago
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