Basketball Star, Amar’e Stoudemire currently plays for the Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and the Euro Cup. Previously, he played basketball for the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat.
Stoudemire was born on November 16, 1982, in Lakes, Wales, and Florida. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.
Stoudemire was born to Hazell Stoudemire and Carrie Stoudemire. Hazell Stoudemire Jr. and Marwan Wilmore are his siblings.
High School Career
Stoudemire shifted to five high schools in two states six different times. Upon studying in four different schools, eventually, he graduated from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida in 2002.
From his early age, Stoudemire passionate about basketball. However, he did not play organized basketball until he turned 14. He participated in different basketball games and championships when he was the student at Cypress.
Stoudemire professional achievements left behind his early scores. Upon high school graduation, the Phoenix Suns selected him, and he entered the NBA Draft. He spent the majority of his NBA career with the Suns. He played with them, through 2002 to 2010.
Upon playing with Suns, Stoudemire went to play with New York Knicks, where he played for five seasons. With Knicks, he agreed on a five-year contract to be worth around $99.7 million for five years.
On February 18, 2015, Stoudemire was picked by the Dallas Mavericks. Four days later, he made his debut for Mavericks against the Charlotte Hornets. From 2015 to 2016, Stoudemire played for the Miami Heat.
He took a retirement from NBA as a player, upon signing with Knicks on his final contract in the league. Even though he retired from NBA, but still he showing his basketball skills as a Power forward/Center for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Personal life & Affair
Stoudemire personal life is not as perfect as his career. He was in an affair with several women in the past. Previously, he reportedly dated popular celebs like Ciara, an American singer, Amber Rose, an American model and actor and tennis superstar, Serena Williams.
Upon dating them, he engaged in an affair with Alexis Welch, with whom he celebrated his marriage in 2012. He became the father of one son and two daughters Amare Stoudemire Jr., Are and Assata.
Stoudemire also has been the part of the controversy. He admits that he had an affair with Quynn Lovett, while he was a player of Miami Heat. Together they have a child, born in 2016. Lovett sued Stoudemire in the court and she wants permanent child supports as well as full custody.
Stoudemire is the philanthropist and believes in charities and social work. In 2003, he established an Each One, Teach One Foundation. Moreover, he also associated with an organization like PETA and others.
In 2011, Stoudemire started his own clothing line. It was launched in late 2011, with the help of Rachel Roy.
Net Worth & Other Ventures
Stoudemire has earned huge amount of fortune through his professional career. He has made more than $160 million in his professional career so far. He has a whopping net worth of $90 million.
Through his earnings, he purchased a 185-acre farm in historic Hyde Park, New York, which includes a 2,066 square-foot log home.