Amar’e Stoudemire

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Amar’e Stoudemire Officially Announces NBA Retirement

On Monday, August 1, former Knick and six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire officially announced his retirement from the NBA after a 14-year career. However, this is not the end for STAT, in fact it’s a “graduation,” as he stated in his retirement press conference. Watch the vidoes below to see what Amar’e had to say in […]

12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: NUMBER 8

AMAR’E REJECTS DERRICK ROSE (2010) No. 8 – It was all about defense in the Knicks’ win over the Bulls on Christmas back in 2010. Coming into the game, the Knicks ranked 28th in the league, but on this day they brought their “A” game. Playing in his first Christmas Day game as a Knick, […]

The Knicks Fix: STAT Ready to be Center of Attention Again

Amar’e Stoudemire is playing for his fifth different coach in seven seasons. With the Knicks, Derek Fisher is the third coach he’s played for in New York since he arrived as a free agent in 2010. “Every year,” he said, “has been different.” With Mike D’Antoni, it was pick-and-roll and up-tempo offense, which he knew […]

Amar’e Looks To ‘Polish The Gems’

Amar’e Stoudemire talked about “polishing the gems” he received from his summer matriculation at Dream University. The two-week course with Hakeem Olajuwon was set up to help Stoudemire, at 29, add a missing dimension — a post-up game — to his offensive skill set. As Stoudemire makes his preseason debut Friday night against the Toronto Raptors in Montreal, […]

Knicks Roster Taking Shape

Amar’e Stoudemire finds it amazing that he is now the most tenured current Knick on the roster. What might be even more amazing is that Carmelo Anthony is right behind him with the second-longest consecutive service as a Knickerbocker. And as the dust now settles after the latest roster overhaul, the team that will start the 2012-13 season is now […]

A Mercurial Season Adds Another Bizarre Chapter

The fire that was missing from the court, was missing in the paint, on defense and in boxing out, suddenly came out of Amar’e Stoudemire in a hallway leading to the visitors locker room at American Airlines Arena on Monday night. Stoudemire swung his left hand at a fire extinguisher case on the wall and stormed into […]

Building a Foundation from the Top Down

Glen Grunwald had a tough act to follow after Donnie Walsh. The latter was a widely-respected, vastly-experienced and media-savvy executive who rejuvenated a troubled franchise just by his mere presence. Grunwald had experience, but he was not Donnie Walsh. But that didn’t make him underqualified. All he was — and continues to be — is understated. […]

Madison Square Guardian

The Knicks are enduring without Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin. They have survived without Carmelo Anthony consistently playing at the top of his game. And none of this would have been possible without Tyson Chandler. Mike Woodson offered the ultimate compliment for any professional athlete when talking about Chandler’s impact on the team: “He’s a true winner.” Based solely on the fact that Chandler […]