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Learn the Inspiring Story of the Phoenix Suns’ Legendary Power Forward Amar'e Stoudemire!
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In Amar'e Stoudemire: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Dominant Power Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier power forwards of the twenty-first century, Amar'e Stoudemire. Amar'e Stoudemire played a huge role during the Suns' early 2000s playoff runs as he ran alongside two-time MVP, Steve Nash, in a fast-paced offense led by Mike D'Antoni. During that time period, few teams in the league could play at an equal pace to the Suns' "7 Seconds or Less" offense.
A high school standout from Florida, Amar'e Stoudemire jumped immediately into the league, but it was not without a good amount of hard work. In this book, we'll learn more about Stoudemire's journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his everlasting legacy as one of the greatest power forwards to play in the early 2000s.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
- Childhood and Early Life
- High School Career
- Getting Drafted, Rookie Season, Breakout Season
- Partnering with Steve Nash, the Run-and-Gun Suns, and First All-Star Appearance
- The Injury Season, Return from Injury and Losing to the Suns Again
- Final Season of the Run-and-Gun, Eye Injuries, Final Season in Phoenix, Beating the Spurs, the End of the Run
- The New Big Man in the Big Apple, Teaming Up With Melo, The Start of the Fall, Plagued With Injuries
- Embracing the Decline, Final Games as a Knick, Moving Over to Dallas, Signing With the Heat
- Final Season in the NBA and Retirement
- Amar'e Stoudemire's Personal Life
- Stoudemire's Impact and Legacy
An excerpt from the book:
The NBA is a league that puts a lot of premium on the athleticism and explosiveness of their superstars. Some of the league’s best superstars have always been athletic and explosive on their way to forging careers worthy of the Hall of Fame. The first highflier, Julius Erving, started this trend. He was then followed by the likes of Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, and LeBron James, among others.
At one point in those players’ careers, they defined the league with their jaw-dropping dunks and high-flying athletic moves that all seemed impossible for the human body. While those players have made careers that could fill up the all-time highlight reel, they were all wingmen that were at the apex of perfection concerning speed, quickness, and leaping abilities. They were neither too small to make high-flying moves impossible to do, nor were they too big and bulky to seem like reaching the rim was a difficult task.
As time passed, the high-flying wingman became a commodity. The league made superstars out of the players that utilized their athletic capabilities to the fullest as evolution and genetics have gifted them the optimum combination of size, speed, agility, and leaping ability. But while those players may already seem like freaks of nature as far as athleticism goes, there have been bigger genetic miracles that have entertained the league with their explosive dunks and high-flying maneuvers.
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