83 Facts About Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 with the Phoenix Suns, who selected him with the ninth overall pick of the 2002 NBA draft.

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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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Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire won several prep honors, including being selected as Florida's Mr Basketball.

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

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Amare Stoudemire played for the Suns, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat before retiring from the NBA in 2016.

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

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Amare Stoudemire was the 2020 Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP.

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

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Amare 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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Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire did not start playing organized basketball until he was 14.

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Amare Stoudemire first attended Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida, where his freshman season was cut short due to academic ineligibility.

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Amare Stoudemire transferred to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, to play for coach Joel Hopkins.

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

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Amare Stoudemire briefly reenrolled at Mount Zion Academy and then sat out a year at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, due to academic ineligibility that stemmed from his transcripts from Mount Zion.

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Amare Stoudemire's final move was to Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated in 2002.

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

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Amare Stoudemire was named Florida's Mr Basketball, the Orlando Sentinel Florida High School Player of the Year, and to USA Today All-USA Basketball First Team.

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Amare Stoudemire was the only high school player taken that year in the first round.

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

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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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Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire's manager stated that the comeback came a little too soon, and Stoudemire needed to do more rehab.

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Amare 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, Amare Stoudemire appeared in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, his second All-Star Game appearance.

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Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, and came in second in MVP voting to Kobe Bryant.

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Amare Stoudemire had previously announced that he would make the all-star game in his first season back after his knee recovered.

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

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

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Amare Stoudemire made the All-Star team and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

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Amare Stoudemire had injured the same eye in preseason, although this injury involved a partially torn iris, with no damage to his retina.

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Amare Stoudemire said then that he would have to wear protective goggles for the rest of his career, but stopped wearing them after seven games.

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Amare Stoudemire announced that he would wear protective goggles when he returned to play the following season.

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

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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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On January 27,2011, Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire became the first Knicks player to start in the game since Patrick Ewing.

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

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

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

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Amare Stoudemire considered playing overseas for Maccabi Tel Aviv BC due to his possible Hebrew heritage, but instead opted to stay with the players union.

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

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

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

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In February 2012, Amare 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; Amare Stoudemire was not voted in, nor selected by the coaches to play in the All-Star Game.

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

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

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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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Amare Stoudemire missed the rest of the regular season because of that.

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Amare Stoudemire only played 29 games during the season, averaging 14.

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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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Amare Stoudemire returned to action on May 11,2013, in Game 3 during the Knicks' Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers.

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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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Amare Stoudemire went on to play in 23 games for the Mavericks and averaged 10.

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On July 26,2016, Amare 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, Amare Stoudemire announced that he was contemplating a return to playing professional basketball in the NBA.

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

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

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Amare Stoudemire appeared in 11 games for the Sturgeons, averaging 19.

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On January 22,2020, Amare 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, Amare Stoudemire was hired by the Brooklyn Nets as a player development assistant.

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Amare 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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Amare Stoudemire formally converted to Judaism with a Rabbinical court on August 26,2020.

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

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

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

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Amare 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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Amare 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, 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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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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In 2010 Amare Stoudemire hosted the first Amar'e Amare Stoudemire Basketball Academy in Mali.

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

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

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

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

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In February 2018, Amare Stoudemire launched a kosher, Israeli wine label, called Amare Stoudemire Cellars.

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