Amar’e Stoudemire Retires from NBA: Latest Comments and Reaction

July 26th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday, following a 14-year run that included six All-Star selections.

The New York Knicks' public relations department posted Stoudemire's official announcement on Twitter after the 33-year-old decided to retire as a member of the team he called home from 2010 to 2015:

"My heart had always remained in the Big Apple," Stoudemire said, per the team's official Twitter account. 

The Suns released a statement on the veteran's announcement:

The Phoenix Suns family congratulates [Amar’e] Stoudemire on a remarkable NBA career. As the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year and a five-time All-Star during his time in Phoenix, Amar’e’s eight seasons with our franchise provided some of the most exciting Suns basketball this city has ever seen. Off the court, Amar’e represented himself with integrity and class every step of the way, leaving an indelible impression on countless kids in our community. We’re proud to have called Amar’e one of our own and wish him nothing but the best in his retirement. Congrats, STAT!< ...

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