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Amar’e Stoudemire on Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, the Knicks & More

podcast April 4, 2024


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As one of the rare players to come straight from high school into the NBA and be named Rookie Of The Year, there is no denying Amar’e Stoudemire’s illustrious career. The retired NBA Big Man joined Boardroom’s Eddie Gonzalez for a candid conversation to discuss his recent, long awaited jersey retirement after a call from Matt Ishbia and the Phoenix Suns, the many ways that the NBA shaped him from such a young age and more. Stoudemire explains how getting into the league at a young age gave him a desire to navigate life in the right ways, notably by surrounding himself with NBA veterans and retired players who could keep him in line. He also discusses the impact that playing alongside Steve Nash had on him and how Steve never failed to show up for Stoudemire no matter the setting. Gonzalez and Stoudemire also discuss how his inevitable election into the NBA Hall Of Fame is abound and how another Hall-Of-Famer, Kobe Bryant’s work ethic was pivotal in showcasing what it takes to be a champion. Lastly, the two discuss his time with the New York Knicks and his iconic parties and red wine baths that led to the creation of his newer venture and passion, Stoudemire Wines.

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