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I think swagger's a confidence. It's a confidence of you knowing that you work hard for your success. A lot of times, you can't develop swagger if you haven't worked hard to succeed. ---->>>

Be yourself. Don't try too hard - it shows. ---->>>

Like basketball, fashion is hard work. ---->>>

A woman's outfit says a lot about her. ---->>>

Just going to Africa is amazing; it all comes back to the motherland. It's pretty much where everything started.

Just going to Africa is amazing; it all comes back to the motherland. It's pretty much where everything started.

A lot of people think I grew up with just my brother and me, but mom was there even when she wasn't. We had a good household. ---->>>

I believe religion is man-made. ---->>>

I feel it's my responsibility to be able to take care of my family by living off the land. That's the ultimate goal for a man. ---->>>

I had a Hebraic wedding in New York, so I'm definitely Jewish. ---->>>

I've had no shellfish and no pork for quite some time. ---->>>

In the NBA, there is a guy guarding you, and you really have to try shooting over him. ---->>>

My father used to always give me a basketball, a skate board, and a bike every Christmas. That's all I wanted every year. ---->>>

You can tailor garments all you want, but if it doesn't fit in the arms or legs, it never will. ---->>>

My mom, she was, at a young age, caught up in the worldly ways. At that time, it was very intriguing to be out partying and having fun. As a young mother, she was caught in that. ---->>>

You've got to have the right attire for the right event. I attend a lot of dinners, a lot of concerts, and I have to be on the red carpet; each has its own dress code, and I have to be prepared. Jeans and a hoodie are great for a concert, but a dinner party? ---->>>

Basketball, man: it is a land of giants. ---->>>

Education is very important, and I understand that. ---->>>

I can't really dwell on the past. ---->>>

I grew up playing football and baseball. ---->>>

I have never hid my spiritual roots. They just weren't something that came under the spotlight. ---->>>

I knew I was good because I was the only 14-year-old who could dunk backward. ---->>>

I look at the Star of David as a symbol of righteousness. ---->>>

I love Terry Porter. ---->>>

I never had a doubt that I would make it to the NBA, even when I wasn't playing. ---->>>

I prefer the path of peace over war. ---->>>

I see myself as a revolutionary, as a fashion rebel. ---->>>

I study Torah all the time. ---->>>

I think I'm a little more mature than the average guy. ---->>>

I try to celebrate all the holidays that the Scriptures talk about. ---->>>

I want to reach my full potential. ---->>>

I was just a regular kid in poverty, struggling. ---->>>

I'm glad many Jews attend Knick games. ---->>>

If you research history, I think we are all Jewish. It's the original culture. ---->>>

If you've got style, you'll show it, no matter the city. ---->>>

My parents always made me dress up for church. I really didn't want to. ---->>>

No one in my family is Jewish; no one was raised as a Jew, me included. ---->>>

Of course New York is the Mecca of style in America, but don't knock Phoenix - it's not as big, but there are lots of people with style there. ---->>>

People have times when they want to go through different looks. ---->>>

Shawn Kemp was the player that I grew up watching, when he was with the SuperSonics. ---->>>

Swag is something that I've had for a long time. ---->>>

The Bible is a history book. ---->>>

The fact that I am not Jewish by religion does not prevent me from connecting to the Jewish nation's spirituality. ---->>>

The N.B.A. is not an easy job. As you get older, you play this game for 82 games a year, and you play 11 or 12 years, your body tends to break down. ---->>>

There're a lot of rules to basketball. ---->>>

To be a great player or a good player in the NBA, I have to work on my perimeter game. ---->>>

When I saw the rough cuts of 'The Village of Peace,' I was immediately intrigued and wanted to share this story on the global stage. ---->>>

As a player, you should look at the teams you might want to play for. The city you may want to live in. The system you may want to play in. The economy. The cost of living. Everything. It's about what's best for you. ---->>>

I have been aware since my youth that I am a Hebrew through my mother, and that is something that has played a subtle but important role in my development. ---->>>

I went from just a regular nappy-headed kid in poverty to Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks captain superstar. But there's a lot in between that allowed me to get from point A to point B. ---->>>

I'm not a religious person; I'm more of a spiritual person, so I follow the rules of the Bible that coordinate with and connect with the Hebrew culture. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 11-16, 1982
Occupation: Athlete

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (; born November 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and the EuroCup. Stoudemire played high school basketball for five different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player (wikipedia)