54 Facts About Amar'e Stoudemire


Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire is an American-Israeli professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as a player development assistant for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

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Amar'e Stoudemire played high school basketball for three different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player.

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Amar'e Stoudemire suffered from chronic knee problems during his career and underwent microfracture surgery on both knees.

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Amar'e Stoudemire won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

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Amar'e Stoudemire was born in Lake Wales, Florida, a small city within an hour's drive of Orlando, Florida.

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Amar'e Stoudemire's mother did agricultural work, picking oranges in Florida and migrating north to upstate New York to pick apples during the fall.

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Amar'e Stoudemire lived in Newburgh, New York "for about five months" in 1994 before relocating to Port Jervis, New York where he lived until 1998.

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Amar'e Stoudemire did not start playing organized basketball until he was 14.

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Amar'e Stoudemire returned to Florida where he attended summer school at Dr Phillips High School in Orlando.

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Amar'e Stoudemire'sfinal move was to Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated in 2002.

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Amar'e Stoudemire was selected to the Rookie squad in the Rookie Challenge.

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Amar'e Stoudemire won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, beating out Yao Ming and Caron Butler and becoming the first player drafted out of high school to win the award.

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Amar'e Stoudemire scored 20 points in his return against the Portland Trail Blazers, but went scoreless his third game against the New Jersey Nets on March 27,2006.

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Amar'e Stoudemire'smanager stated that the comeback came a little too soon, and Stoudemire needed to do more rehab.

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Amar'e Stoudemire attended the 2006 USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas, although he ultimately did not play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

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On February 18,2007, Amar'e Stoudemire appeared in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, his second All-Star Game appearance.

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The Suns lost to the Spurs in six games despite Amar'e Stoudemire averaging 25 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks throughout the series.

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Amar'e Stoudemire played in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007, but withdrew from the national team for the 2008 Olympics.

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On June 30,2010, Amar'e Stoudemire opted out of his contract with the Phoenix Suns, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

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On December 15,2010, in a loss against the Boston Celtics, Amar'e Stoudemire set a franchise record with his ninth straight 30-point game.

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On December 17,2010, Amar'e Stoudemire set a franchise record with his ninth straight game shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

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On January 27,2011, Amar'e Stoudemire was named a starter on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and Dwight Howard.

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In game 3, Amar'e Stoudemire attempted a Willis Reed-like comeback by playing in the game despite a bad back.

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Amar'e Stoudemire ended up having one of the best seasons in his career, averaging 25.

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Amar'e Stoudemire represented the Knicks along with teammates Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Toney Douglas, and Roger Mason Jr.

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In October 2011, Amar'e Stoudemire appeared on ESPN First Take, where he promoted his new sneaker line, the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru.

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Early on in the season, Amar'e Stoudemire struggled without a point guard to distribute the basketball.

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In February 2012, Amar'e Stoudemire missed four games mourning the death of his older brother, Hazell, who had died in a car accident.

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Later that month, the Eastern Conference All-Stars were announced; Amar'e Stoudemire was not voted in, nor selected by the coaches to play in the All-Star Game.

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Amar'e Stoudemire was struggling with efficiency and explosiveness and blamed it on the weight he gained during the NBA lockout and so engaged in a weight loss program, losing 10 pounds in 10 days with a goal to reach 245 pounds.

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Amar'e Stoudemire returned with a few games remaining in the regular season.

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Amar'e Stoudemire returned for game four and recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds, in a Knicks victory.

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Amar'e Stoudemire made his season debut on January 1,2013, at home against Portland, playing 17 minutes off the bench, scoring six points and grabbing one rebound.

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Amar'e Stoudemire was still out when the New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics in six games which would be the Knicks' first playoff victory since 2000.

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On February 16,2015, Amar'e Stoudemire was waived by the Knicks after an agreement was reached to buy out his contract.

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Amar'e Stoudemire went on to play in 23 games for the Mavericks and averaged 10.

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On July 26,2016, Amar'e Stoudemire signed a contract with the New York Knicks to retire as a Knick, as he announced his retirement from the NBA later that day after 14 seasons in the league.

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Three months later, Amar'e Stoudemire announced that he was contemplating a return to playing professional basketball in the NBA.

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On May 2,2019, Amar'e Stoudemire was named Israeli Premier League Player of the Month after averaging 16.

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On October 30,2019, Amar'e Stoudemire signed with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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On January 22,2020, Amar'e Stoudemire returned to Israel for a third stint, signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season.

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On October 30,2020, Amar'e Stoudemire was hired by the Brooklyn Nets as a player development assistant.

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Amar'e Stoudemire filed for divorce from his wife in October 2018 but the case was dismissed in July 2019 after he failed to submit the required documents to follow through.

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In December 2021, Amar'e Stoudemire told his Instagram followers that he was seeking a new partner, preferably someone Jewish.

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In December 2014, Amar'e Stoudemire purchased a 185-acre farm in Hyde Park, New York, which includes a 2,066-square-foot log home.

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Amar'e Stoudemire said that he intended to use the property as a place where his family can get together on weekends and in the off-season.

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Amar'e Stoudemire played Wheel of Fortune during its NBA week and donated all his winnings to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Phoenix area.

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In November 2008, Amar'e Stoudemire received the NBA's Community Assist Award, for his work with his Each 1, Teach 1 Foundation, and its efforts to provide safe drinking water in Sierra Leone by funding the building of water wells in impoverished villages.

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Amar'e Stoudemire visited the country in summer 2008, making visits to water well sites and meeting with President Ernest Bai Koroma and the rest of the cabinet.

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Amar'e Stoudemire appeared on Fox's comedy series, The Mindy Project, where Mindy Kaling's character went on an outing with her co-workers to a nightclub, and wound up hanging in the VIP section with the New York big man.

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In 2011, Amar'e Stoudemire started his own clothing line, which launched at Macy's in late 2011.

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Amar'e Stoudemire described the line as "courtside apparel for the fashion-forward female".

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Amar'e Stoudemire has his own record label named Hypocalypto and has signed rappers from Phoenix to Atlanta.

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In February 2018, Amar'e Stoudemire launched a kosher, Israeli wine label, called Amar'e Stoudemire Cellars.

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