38 Facts About Amare Stoudemire

1. On December 30, 2002, Amare Stoudemire had his highest score by a prep-to-pro player.

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2. Amare Stoudemire exchanged between five secondary schools in two states six unique circumstances.

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3. Amare Stoudemire played high school basketball for five 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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4. Amare Stoudemire has his own record label named Hypocalypto and has signed rappers from Phoenix to Atlanta.

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

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6. Amare Stoudemire described the line as "courtside apparel for the fashion-forward female".

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7. Amare Stoudemire appeared as himself in the comedy film Trainwreck, as one of the patients of sports surgeon Dr Aaron Conners.

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8. Amare Stoudemire had a role in the film MacGruber and appeared in the blockbuster romance New Year's Eve.

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9. Amare 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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10. In December 2014, Amare Stoudemire purchased a 185-acre farm in historic Hyde Park, New York, which includes a 2,066 square-foot log home.

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11. Amare Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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12. In July 2013, Amare Stoudemire met with Israeli president Shimon Peres, who urged him to join the Israel national basketball team.

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13. Amare Stoudemire was named an assistant coach of the Canadian basketball team for the 2013 Maccabiah Games, giving him an opportunity to return to Israel.

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14. Amare 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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15. In November 2008, Amare 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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16. Amare Stoudemire started the Each One, Teach One foundation in 2003.

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17. On September 1, 2017, Amare Stoudemire announced his retirement from basketball.

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18. On July 10, 2015, Amare Stoudemire signed with the Miami Heat.

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19. On February 18, 2015, Amare Stoudemire signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

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

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21. Amare 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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22. Amare 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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23. Amare Stoudemire returned with a few games remaining in the regular season.

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24. Early on in the season, Amare Stoudemire struggled without a point guard to distribute the basketball.

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25. Amare Stoudemire dabbled in acting, appearing in the second to last episode of Entourage.

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

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27. Amare Stoudemire became the first Knick player to start in the game since Patrick Ewing.

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

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

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30. Amare Stoudemire played in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007, but withdrew from the national team for the 2008 Olympics.

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31. Amare 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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32. Amare Stoudemire was selected to the Rookie squad in the Rookie Challenge.

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33. Amare Stoudemire was coached by his father in Pop Warner football and imagined himself a star receiver for the University of Miami, Florida or Florida State.

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34. Amare Stoudemire told Isaac Perry in an article for Dime Magazine that what kept him going during that difficult time was "God" and the words of rapper Tupac Shakur.

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

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36. Amare Stoudemire won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

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37. Amare Stoudemire played high school basketball for five 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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38. Amare Stoudemire made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA Team five times, including one first-team selection in 2007.

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