Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 3:50 pm  |  35 responses

STAT Blog, No. 2: Fired Up!

Amar’e Stoudemire on adding JRich, Rome Is Burning and All-Star.

Hey SLAM Readers,

First off, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and nothing but the best. That being said, with the All-Star game fast approaching and our team gelling like it is, I’m fired up!

As a team right now, we are playing some really good ball, especially at home. I am very excited about the addition of Jason Richardson to our team as he has definitely added a spark to our offense and energized our squad. The team chemistry is solid… watch out because we are going to make a lot of noise. As for myself, I’m still trying to get better each time I step on the court, and I want to help keep our team’s momentum rolling.

I recently filmed a commentary piece on Rome is Burning, and I had a lot of fun doing it, so I hope you all get a chance to check it out. You can see what I’m all about on and off the court.

I’m excited that the game will be in Phoenix and about having the chance to play in front of my hometown crowd. If you haven’t voted yet, you still got time, so make sure to go on my website www.vote4amare.com where you can also check out some funny videos that I made and witness my skills as a comedic actor. Watch it or watch nothing!

I’ll be launching a new website soon, www.AmareStoudemire.com where we’ll have STAT TV, so stay tuned.



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  • collin


  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    …and ready to go?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cool. STAT please please please ask Jared Dudley if Sean May is as fat as i think he is close up. It would mean the world to me. I know you wont do it but just say you did.


  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    Amar’e’s’ blog is too deep for me.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    STAT tv. He better have a recurring role for Steve Nash.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    does the Slamdome have a view of the Hudson? Looks like everyone is ok.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    We need STAT answering readers questions!!!!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Mr. Stoudemire . . . Who is the retired player/legend/current player who you’ve looked up to the most in your life as a basketball player and as a person? Your sort of role model as, say, a thirteen year old? Another question: Who is the hardest man to guard that you’ve ever covered in the NBA or at any other level? Thanks a lot if you answer. –Moose

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Co-sign Eboy. Like “How excited are you about becoming a New York Knick?” Too soon?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Another thing–I saw that your Fathead sold out. Congratulations.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Eboy, we’ll see if Amar’e can get to answering sooner this time around. He got at a few people a day after he wrote the first entry.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I would like that aspect of it, Ryne. Hopefully that happens.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I agree with E. Any encounter with pro basketball in any way blows me away, as you remember my Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins experience, Eboy. STAT, thanks again for doing this, coming from a kid who tries to emulate your play and attitude.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Well, I don’t expect STAT to sit here and do a live chat…..but I would definitley like to have the ability to pick his brain every now and again when he a chance to hit us back.

    Like……..A’mare…..I know the media is solely focused on the Lakers and the fact that halfway through the season it’s a foregone conclusion that they will be representing the West in the Finals. In reality, with you and a revitalized Shaq clogging the paint, do you feel your big rotation is ready for a potential 7 game matchup with them Laker boys if you meet somewhere in the playoffs? And who is the one key cat on the squad who can be the Suns X-factor in a matchup with one of the West’s best?

  • KobeWearsThreeRings

    if you were lebron james, where would you go in 2010? How come I always see you in Los Angeles, is Phoenix that boring? Is the idea of getting arrested by your own teammate frightening? And finally, how badly do you want to be a Laker…

  • catalan

    Amare: overrated, without nash, you can’t play the ball.

  • Jesse G

    Amare! You are the man! Watching you guys every game….You guys seem like you have finally turned the corner. Everyone talks only about how the lakers, celtics, spurs, or cavs have a chance to win it all this year. I think they are dead wrong. You guys look pretty damn scary anymore if you ask me. Bring the title to us in Arizona finally!

  • Gambit

    Amare should dunk on ur house catalan!

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Watch it or watch nothing, wow

  • John D

    LOL at Jesse G.

  • Dubya

    Amar’e! Man I’m loving the production from you in fantasy between you J Smoove and Biedrins I have the best frontcourt. I’m watching every game. I’ll see you in the western conference finals where you’ll have to take apart the Lakeshow. Keep it up.

  • aotearaw


  • http://www.eric32woodyard.wordpress.com Eric Woodyard

    Shaqavich has been killing…they might peak in the playoffs…we will have to see

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Is it Amar’e, or Amaré, or A’mare, or Ámáré, or A Maré, A’má’ré?

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Ama RE:

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    It’s Amar’e.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    If you were to choose another Western conference PF’s strongest trait and add it to your ‘powers’…what would it be?
    A 3 pointer, bank shot, (more) fluid post moves…? Thanks.

  • rikson

    I really like your game, but your blog-entries look like youre bored… I mean this is just the usual interview “bla, bla” -> youre better than that! I think Slam (online) readers were really excited when we first spotted your block, as we were hoping to get some inside information about amare the person…

  • Bostwik

    n’ic’e bl’og a’m'a’r'e

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Money Bill Williams

    Hi STAT. With JRich’s addition to the team you are not having as much a workload anymore. Personally, how do you find this? And are you content on not getting as much touches on offense as previous years?

  • Wongtouski



    Take some Tim Duncan tapes and study em please! I love the Suns too much!


    1) Stop going for the Steal
    2) Don’t try to block everything

    but really just get urself some TD tapes man for real.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Is STAT going to come back here?

  • Steve


    Please play defense. If you would just play defense, we wouldn’t have to trade you. You are too physically gifted to not be a better defensive player. Your pride yourself on your smarts. Be smarter. Play defense.

    #1 priority. Get rebounds. If you’re offensive game is off one night, you have to find a way to contribute. How do you do that? You rebound. You block shots.

    Don’t be one dimensional.

  • jonny

    Ay Amar’e! Your the best player in the NBA brotha! keep doing your thing!

    if i could just give you one piece of advice, on the rebounds, make sure to be physical and box your player at as much as you can. And also, on rebounding, dont wait for the ball to get to your hands.Go grab that ball up in the air where only you can get it! Play every game, every posesion like its the NBA finals. Play with an intensity that other cant match. Then you will be the greatest. I dont want to hear people make the arguement:whos the best in the NBA?Kobe or LeBron? no..neither of em. Its Amar’e Stoudemire. Just keep doing wat your doing, and i hope u didnt get offended when i gave you some advice. Good Luck!

    oh and also…WHy dont u dunk on people as much as you used to! You used to posterize people everygame! lets get some more of that homie! i know you have more offesnive weapons in your arsenal, but i miss the amare that would be on sportscenter top 10 plays everyday! im not sying u dont dunk on people anymore, because i remeber your jam on joel przybelia, and when owned Tim Thomas against the Knicks, im just syaing u should do it more oftern. Your 26! take advantage of that!

    much love homie. Bring a championship to phoenix! we want one badly and your the superstar that could bring it

  • littleairport

    OH……What I wrote several days ago has been deleted!!
    I`m a chinese girl.Nothing but loving you.
    YONG JIU(FOREVER in Chinese)

    Returning!!Wating for you.