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Bright Side Of The Sun Aug 12, 2016

Bright Side of the Sun Podcast: Amar'e and the Ring of Honor w/ Espo

Hello there friends and family. A new episode in the most sizzling time of the NBA year; mid-August! As always, a soundcloud embed is below and you can find us on iTunes here. Greg Esposito (@Espo) joins Dave King and I to discuss: Airing out our feelings about Amar'e retiring Who should be next in the Ring of Honor Brief thoughts on next season
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 8, 2016

Willie Reed working hard to repay Miami Heat for giving him a chance

Willie Reed is working hard to repay the chance Miami gave him in the summer of 2015 to be in the NBA. In the summer of 2015 much was written about new additions Gerald Green and Amar'e Stoudemire, yet second-round draft pick Josh Richardson proved to be a vital piece in the Heat getting a third-place seed. Lost among the constant buzz about Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Tyler Johnson and Richardson is Willie Reed, whose passion to be part of Heat rotation was displayed by joining the organization on their terms, "I wanted to be able to come to the Heat. I told my agent that if I was...
Posting and Toasting Aug 2, 2016

Highlights from Amar'e Stoudemire's Hapoel Jerusalem press conference at MSG

STAT plans to walk the path of the righteous man. Amar'e Stoudemire held a press conference Monday at MSG to announce his two-year contract to play with the club Hapoel Jerusalem, and it was everything we could have expected/hoped for from the former Knicks big man and child of Zion. Both the Israeli and American flags are here at MSG for the Amar'e Stoudemire press conference. pic.twitter.com/GQy424rpS4 — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 1, 2016 The children of Israel, is coming back to Israel !! Next Chapter. @jerusalembasket. The 1st Owner and Player in history. A...
New York Post Aug 1, 2016

Amar’e Stoudemire sounds off: Police’s ‘job is not to kill’

Ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire shared his feelings about what he believes are law enforcement’s flaws, saying too many “bad officers’’ are not following the teachings of the police academy, adding, “Your job is to provide safety and don’t be so quick to use force.” Stoudemire is not new to the issue of the police’s treatment of...
Newsday Aug 1, 2016

Amar'e Stoudemire signs with Hapoel Jerusalem

Amar'e Stoudemire is taking his talents to Israel.
Amar’e Stoudemire to continue basketball career in Israel

Amar’e Stoudemire to continue basketball career in Israel

Amar’e Stoudemire may have retired from the NBA, but his basketball career will continue. The 33-year old Stoudemire announced he will play basketball next season in Israel for the team he partially owns. Stoudemire agreed to ...

Amar'e Stoudemire finalizes two-year deal to play in Israel

Hapoel Jerusalem formally announced Monday that center Amar'e Stoudemire has agreed to a two-year contract with the Israeli League team. Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA after spending this past season with the Miami Heat, is a part-owner of Hapoel Jerusalem. In a first-person piece for The...
New York Post Aug 1, 2016

Amar’e Stoudemire: I rejected NBA offers to fulfill Israel ‘dream’

Amar’e Stoudemire never won an NBA championship, but now has eyes on winning the Israeli League and European title. The former Knicks All-Star officially announced Monday he was joining Hapoel Jerusalem on a two-year contract after retiring from the NBA last week. Stoudemire, 33, said he turned down several offers from non-playoff-caliber NBA teams to fulfill...

Talking Suns on Limited Upside Podcast: Chandler, Knight, Amare, 2016-17 Predictions

Mike Prada, Ben Epstein and Dave King talk all things Phoenix Suns The great guys at SB Nation had me on their regular podcast this weekend to talk all things Phoenix Suns, including: T.J. Warren Tyson Chander Amare Stoudemire Brandon Knight Jared Dudley’s athletic hands Logjam at shooting guard The rookies Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss and Tyler Ulis Likelihood of another roster move before season starts Predicted opening night starting lineup How many wins will the Suns have this year? We go for more than 45 minutes. Listen in! Click on the soundcloud link in the tweet... Here’s...
Arizona Republic Aug 1, 2016
Amar'e Stoudemire to continue playing career in Israel

Amar'e Stoudemire to continue playing career in Israel

Former Phoenix Suns star Amar'e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA as a New York Knick last week, is evidently not done playing basketball.         

Former Heat center Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly headed to Israeli League

Amar'e Stoudemire's retirement apparently will be short-lived, although not his retirement from the NBA. After spending last season with the Miami Heat before formally announcing his NBA retirement last week by signing a ceremonial contract with the New York Knicks, Stoudemire, 33, is poised to...

Winderman: Hall debate looms with Stoudemire, Bosh | Commentary

Sunday notes: With Amar'e Stoudemire retiring and Chris Bosh's status unknown, could the Heat be on speed dial to Springfield? Also: Jason Williams with typical J-Will candor; no-poach zone; and Tyler's riches.
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 30, 2016

When will the Suns have another Team USA player?

The Suns have not had a Team USA player since Stoudemire and Marion. Will Devin Booker rise to that level by 2020? As Team USA blazes through the Rio Olympics next month, Suns fans can only watch with frustration. There’s no one for Suns fans to cheer on, and there hasn’t been since Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion donned the red, white and blue more than a decade ago. Team USA is loaded with the best of the best in the NBA, and no Sun has been in that conversation for a long, long time. Even some of the league’s worst teams get bad enough and lucky enough to hit on a star player...
New York Post Jul 29, 2016

Amar’e Stoudemire retired with Knicks because first pick said no

Amar’e Stoudemire loves New York, just not as much as Phoenix. Stoudemire signed a one-day contract Tuesday so he could retire as a Knick, but what the 33-year-old truly wanted was to finish where his career started — in Phoenix with the Suns. It turns out the feelings were not mutual. “The last two years,...
Posting and Toasting Jul 29, 2016

The Knicks stepped up for Amar'e Stoudemire when the Suns rejected his retirement request

OAKAAK When the news came down that Amar'e Stoudemire would retire a Knick, many New York fans were touched, albeit a bit confused. After all, nearly all of STAT's best years came with the Phoenix Suns, the organization that drafted him as a raw high school prospect in 2002. Five of Amar'e's six All-Star selections came in Phoenix. When the majority of NBA fans look back on his career, they'll remember the fearsome pick-and-roll partnership he had with Steve Nash, not his pretty-good-for-a-while hookup with Raymond Felton. So what was the deal? Why didn't Amar'e retire as a member of the...

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