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NBA Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire
PHO2003042403 -- Phoenix, April 24 (UPI) -- Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo congratulates the "Got Milk?" NBA Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire at a press conference in Phoenix, on April 24, 2003. rlw/wp/Will Powers UPI
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Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (pronunciation: /əˈmɑreɪ ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball center and power forward for the New York Knicks. Taken in the first round with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, he spent the first eight years of his career with the Phoenix Suns. He is listed by NBA.com as 6 feet 10 inches (208 cm) and 240 pounds (110 kg).

Stoudemire won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game, made first-team All-NBA in 2007, and won a Bronze Medal with the United States men's national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Stoudemire's first name had previously been listed in the Phoenix Suns media guide as Amaré or Amare, but it was changed to Amar'e in October 2008. Stoudemire told NBA.com that his name had always been spelled Amar'e, but the media had been spelling it incorrectly since he joined the NBA.

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