Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire has retired from the NBA after signing his final contract with the New York Knicks.

Stoudemire’s greatest team success came in Phoenix as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner, but he chose to leave the NBA as a member of the Knicks, the team that had a lengthy playoff drought that ended after he signed there in 2010.

Stoudemire was a six-time All-Star, but battled knee injuries after his sensational first season in New York, when he became the first Knicks player to be voted an All-Star starter since Patrick Ewing.

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