If it weren't for injuries, Amar'e Stoudemire probably woulds still be an All-NBA dominant power forward right now.
Stoudemire, who last played with the Miami Heat this year, has announced his retirement after a 14-year career. The 33-year-old announced the decision in signing a one-day contract with New York to retire as a Knick.
Many credit STAT for bringing the basketball culture back to the Knicks franchise when he signed with them in 2010. He was very good, but dealt with injuries that ultimately led to his downfall with the team.
I personally find it surprising he is retiring as a Knick. While he spent five years with the franchise, I think his best years were with the Phoenix Suns, a team he spent eight years with and who he was drafted by in 2002.
Stoudemire definitely be known for his one-two punch with Steve Nash in Phoenix. A six-time All-Star, Stoudemire retires with career averages of 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.