Amar’e Stoudemire has finally decided to hang up his NBA jersey after 14 years. After playing on 4 different teams throughout his career, the 2002 first round pick managed to receive 6 NBA All-Star selections, making him quite the contributor to the NBA competitive scene.
The official announcement can be seen below:
Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement as a player in the National Basketball Association today. #OAKAAK pic.twitter.com/GQyLRBFamV
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 26, 2016
From the letter’s tone, you can tell Stoudemire appreciated his almost decade and a half career. Although he played most of his career with the Phoenix Suns, he has decided to retire with his second team, the New York Knicks.
The league will miss the energy he brought to the court. He was fairly limited in amount of games player for the latter part of his career, but he clearly had talent in the tank, being the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Here’s a short compilation of his best dunks in case you wanted to see Stoudemire in action.
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