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Amar’e Stoudemire retires after 14 seasons

Amar'e Stoudemire with the Suns. Can Rifat / Via Flickr.


A sad day for longtime NBA fans, 33 year old big man Amar’e Stoudemire retired after 14 seasons in the NBA. Amar’e played with the Miami Heat last season, but signed a 1 day contract to retire a New York Knick.

He started his career with the Phoenix Suns, then played for the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and finally with Miami.

Amar’e was a 6x all-star, made 5 all-NBA teams, and was rookie of the year in 2003. He finished his career with averages of 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block per game while shooting about 54% from the floor in 846 NBA games.

He was arguably the leagues best power forward for about 6 years until injuries slowed him down in the 2011-2012 season, and he was never the same.

Is Amar’e a hall of famer? He was a Hall of Fame talent in my opinion, but his injuries and lack of longevity compared to other greats may keep him out. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out years from now.