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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 176 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 >

- 247 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 >

- 387 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 >

- 796 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 >

- 854 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire's Wife -- He Might Play for Israeli Team ... Might Get Bar Mitzvah

Amar'e Stoudemire's Wife:
He Might Play for Israeli Team Might Get Bar Mitzvah

Amar'e Stoudemire could be the largest Bar Mitzvah boy to ever walk the earth ... because his wife tells TMZ Sports the NBA star is open to finally becoming a man! We spoke to Alexis… READ MORE >

- 944 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire -- I'm Sorry for Homophobic Slur

Amar'e Stoudemire
Sorry for Homophobic Slur

Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire is owning up to a homophobic message he sent to a fan on Twitter this weekend -- and now wants to publicly apologize, telling TMZ, "I should have known better and… READ MORE >

- 1625 days ago
Amar'e Stoudemire -- Skipping Three More Games to Grieve Brother's Death

Amar'e Stoudemire
Skipping Three More Games to Grieve Brother's Death

Amar'e Stoudemire will be missing the next three Knicks games to spend time grieving with his family after his brother was killed in a car accident Monday morning -- TMZ has learned.Amar'e -- who… READ MORE >

- 1765 days ago
NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire -- Brother Hazell Dies in Car Crash

NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire
Brother Dies in Car Crash

Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire, died early this morning in a car accident in Florida ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened on Route 27 in Lake Wales.… READ MORE >

- 1766 days ago

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