Amar’e Stoudemire Announces Retirement From The NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire made his NBA debut in 2002 with no college experience, jumping from high school to the pros. Today, the 14-year veteran retired from the league.

According to the official public relations Twitter account of the New York Knicks, Stoudemire signed a contract with the team on Tuesday to officially retire as a Knick. After spending eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Stoudemire became a free agent and signed a five-year contract with New York in 2010 worth $99.7 million.

After Stoudemire and the Knicks agreed to a buyout in February 2015, the power forward signed with the Dallas Mavericks. At the end of the 2014-15 season, he signed with the Miami Heat.

Amar'e Stoudemire Nike Kyrie 2.
Amar’e Stoudemire in the Nike Kyrie 2.

The six-time NBA All-Star laced up Nike when hitting the court throughout his career. During the 2015-16 season with the Heat, he was spotted in the Nike Kyrie 2 and the Nike LeBron 12 Elite. Stoudemire also wore the signature shoes of LeBron James as a member of the Knicks, including player’s editions of the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8.

The 33-year-old leaves the league with career averages of 18.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.

Amar'e Stoudemire Nike LeBron 12 Elite
The Nike LeBron 12 Elite on Amar’e Stoudemire.
CREDIT: AP Images.

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