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Encyclopedia > Amare Stoudemire
Amaré Stoudemire
Position Power forward/Center
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 249 lb (113 kg)
League NBA
Team Phoenix Suns
Jersey #1
Born November 16, 1982 (1982-11-16) (age 25)
Lake Wales, Florida
Nationality American
High school Cypress Creek
College None
Draft 9th overall, 2002
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2002–present
Awards 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA All-Star(2005, 2007, 2008)
Official profile Player Info

Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Phoenix Suns. He is a 6 ft 10 in (2.09 m) and 249 lb (113 kg) power forward/center. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2002 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2002 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He is also currently on the USA national team that will compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in... Peking redirects here. ...

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Early life and career

Stoudemire's father died when he was twelve, and his mother Carrie was in and out of prison during that time also.[2] As it was difficult for Stoudemire to get situated, he attended six different high schools before graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. He told Isaac Perry in an article for Dime Magazine that what kept him going in that time period was God and the words of rapper Tupac Shakur.[2] Stoudemire only played two years of high school-level basketball, but in those two years he was the MVP of the Nike summer league. He had committed to play collegiately at the University of Memphis but never attended the school, instead declaring for the NBA draft due to his desire to quickly help out his family's problems. The Phoenix Suns decided on him with their ninth pick in the draft due to a need for inside strength at the time (2002). Phoenix was the only team that year to select a high school player in the first round. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Orlando redirects here. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... The University of Memphis is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Stoudemire is considered one of the best finishers in the NBA, with an ability to slam dunk over bigger players. Along with his explosive athletic ability, he has a solid work ethic. Over time, he has developed a dependable 15-foot jump shot, while expanding on his offensive moves underneath the basket. Stoudemire's first season was, at the time, the most successful ever by a high school rookie, averaging 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, with a high of 38 points (the highest score by a prep-to-pro player until broken a year later by LeBron James) against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 30, 2002, only his 31st game as a professional. This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... Work ethic is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Unlike his prep-to-pro predecessors Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal and Tracy McGrady, who were all forced to play supporting roles for several seasons before taking on leading roles for their teams, Stoudemire was able to make an immediate impact, showcasing an impressive array of talents with breathtaking plays, including one particularly vicious dunk on the 7 ft 1 in (216 cm) center Michael Olowokandi. In the playoffs, he hit a three-pointer to force overtime in a first-round game against the San Antonio Spurs, after hitting only two all season. At the end of the season, Stoudemire beat out Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and Miami Heat forward Caron Butler to win the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, becoming the first player ever drafted out of high school to win it. However, Bill Simmons questioned Stoudemire's trade value that year due to the number of high schools Stoudemire attended and the fact that his agent quit on him.[3] Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Jermaine L. ONeal (born October 13, 1978, in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American National Basketball Association player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Michael Olowokandi (born April 3, 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria), nicknamed The Kandi Man is a Nigerian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... James Caron Butler, known as Caron Butler (pronounced Kuh-RONN) (born March 13, 1980, in Racine, Wisconsin), is an American professional basketball player, currently starting at small forward for the NBAs Washington Wizards. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Bill Simmons Bill Simmons (b. ...

Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Bronze 2004 Athens United States

The following season, Stoudemire improved statistically, but his team stumbled to a 29-53 record, and the self-proclaimed best point guard in the NBA, Stephon Marbury, was traded to the New York Knicks. During the summer of 2004, Stoudemire was selected to play for the United States national team in the 2004 Summer Olympics. However, head coach Larry Brown declined to give him significant playing time over established NBA stars. During the 2004-05 NBA season, Stoudemire teamed up with point guard Steve Nash to lead the Suns to a 62-20 record. Averaging 26 points per game that year and achieving a new career high of 50 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 2, 2005, he was selected to his first National Basketball Association All-Star Game as a reserve forward. In the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Stoudemire performed brilliantly, averaging 37 points during the series. However, the Suns were eliminated 4 games to 1. This article is about the sport. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


Knee problems

During the 2005-2006 NBA pre-season, knee cartilage damage was discovered and Stoudemire underwent microfracture surgery on October 18, 2005. Initially, the Suns thought he would return by mid-February,[4] but his rehab took longer than expected. Stoudemire, however, made an attempt to return but did not play well, going scoreless against the New Jersey Nets on March 27, 2006. On March 28 it was announced that he would likely miss the rest of the regular season due to ongoing stiffness in both knees. His manager stated that the comeback happened a little too soon, and Stoudemire needed to do more rehab.[5] While many are anxious to see his trademark explosiveness, the risk of reinjuring his knee still exists. The Suns performed much better than expected in his absence in the 2005-06 season. Stoudemire's rehabilitation, which was led by Suns trainer Aaron Nelson[6] and Dr. Micheal Clark, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)[7] went well as he stated during the rehab that he was pretty explosive and he gradually gained his strength back. He attended the 2006 USA Basketball Camp in Las Vegas. His athletic trainers stated that he had no swelling since his most recent surgery and his strength and flexibility have been "better than ever: almost like superman".[attribution needed] Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is a certification, research and fitness education organization that was founded in California in 1987. ...


2006-07 season

Before the 2006-07 season, Stoudemire changed his jersey number from 32 to 1.[8] Dijon Thompson, last wore #1 the previous season.[8][9] The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Dijon Lynn Thompson (born February 23, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He was chosen by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft (54th pick overall) and then was soon traded along with forward-center Kurt Thomas...


Stoudemire joined the United States national team once and began practicing with the international team in July, but was dropped from the squad for its trip to Asia because coach Mike Krzyzewski believed he needed a proper chance to fully recover from his knee injuries. Michael William Krzyzewski (; in American English transliteration shuh-shef-skee; born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach K due to the difficult pronunciation of his surname, is the head coach of the Duke University mens basketball team. ...


On February 18, 2007, Stoudemire appeared in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, his second NBA All-Star Game appearance on He scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, and came in second in MVP voting to winner Kobe Bryant.[citation needed] He had previously announced that he would make the All Star Game in his first season back after his knee recovered.[citation needed] is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


During the 2007 NBA Playoffs, in a series against the San Antonio Spurs, Stoudemire accused Manu Ginobili and Bruce Bowen of being "dirty" players.[10][11] Stoudemire was suspended for Game 5 for leaving the bench area after an altercation between guard Steve Nash and Robert Horry. The Suns lost to the Spurs in six games. The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Emanuel David Ginobili (Spanish: Ginóbili) (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), better known as Manu Ginobili, is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ...


Trivia

  • He did not start playing organized basketball until he was 14 years of age.[12]
  • As a child, he was a huge fan of the G.I. Joe toy series.[13]
  • His nickname, STAT, is an acronym for "Standing tall and talented".[12]
  • Charles Barkley often refers to Stoudemire as 'Hellboy' on TNT's Inside the NBA segment.[14]
  • He appeared on the TV show The Apprentice in a cameo role during the season finale of the second season.[13]
  • Owns a restaurant in downtown Phoenix called Stoudemire's Downtown.[15]
  • Stoudemire has a tattoo on his neck that says "Black Jesus".[16]
  • Stoudemire wears a size 17 shoe[12]
  • Stoudemire was the cover athlete of NBA 06 and NBA 08.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed commandos produced by the toy company Hasbro. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Inside the NBA is the postgame show for NBA on TNT broadcasts. ... NBA 06: Featuring the Life Vol. ... NBA 08 is a NBA basketball simulation published by SCEA San Diego. ...

Awards/honors

  • NBA All-Star: 2005, 2007, 2008
  • All-NBA First Team: 2007
  • All-NBA Second Team: 2005
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2003
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2003
  • NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge MVP: 2004

Notes and references

  1. ^ USA Basketball bio: Amare Stoudamire
  2. ^ a b Dime magazine article by Isaac Perry, found at website.
  3. ^ ESPN.com: Page 2 : Rating the NBA Swap Shop
  4. ^ Stoudemire undergoes microfracture surgery, out for four months, Associated Press, October 18, 2005
  5. ^ Amaré back in Valley, Paul Coro, The Arizona Republic, March 30, 2006
  6. ^ Amare Rehab Team, East Valley Tribune, October 23, 2005
  7. ^ Admiring Amare, SI.com, September 14, 2007
  8. ^ a b Amare to change jersey number from No. 32 to No. 1. Updated May 26, 2006
  9. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0527sunsnotes0527.html
  10. ^ "Suns Amare Stoudemire calls Bowen, Ginobili 'dirty' players", cbc.ca, 2007-05-10. Retrieved on 2007-05-14. 
  11. ^ "Spurs to try to close out replenished Suns", Yahoo! sports, 2007-05-17. Retrieved on 2007-05-22. 
  12. ^ a b c Amare Stoudemire Info Page – Bio. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  13. ^ a b Five Things You Didn't Know About ... Amare Stoudemire. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  14. ^ NBA Roundup: Can AI Save The Heat?. Deadspin (2007-05-15).
  15. ^ Stoudemire's Downtown
  16. ^ Bickley, Dan. "Amaré surgery clouds sports scene", azcentral.com, 2005-10-12. Retrieved on 2007-05-15. 

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Preceded by
Pau Gasol
NBA Rookie of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
LeBron James

  Results from FactBites:
 
InsideHoops.com - Amare Stoudemire signs contract extension with Phoenix Suns (488 words)
Stoudemire was the only player ranked in the NBA top 10 in points (26.0, 5th) and field goal percentage (.559, 2nd) last season as the Suns finished with an NBA-best and club record-tying 62 wins in the regular season.
Stoudemire’s production was amplified in the 2005 NBA Playoffs, as he averaged 29.9 points, the highest scoring average ever for a Suns player in a single postseason.
Stoudemire, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, was the then youngest NBA Rookie of the Year ever after averaging 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds in 2002-03, only one year removed after graduating from Cypress Creek High School (Fla.).
Amare Stoudemire : USAToday.com - Amare Stoudemire Biography from USAToday.com (435 words)
ET Amare Stoudemire had to skip practice Thursday and is now complaining about pain in both knees.
Amare Stoudemire cut his workout short on Monday due to stiffness in his right knee.
ET Amare Stoudemire expects to be in the lineup for the season opener against the Lakers on Oct. 31, and hopes to be as dominant as he was before his knee injury.
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