Stoudemire have retired from NBA as Knick. In July 8, 2010, one of the most dominant forwards of his era – and marked one of the most memorable introductions in team annals as the 6-10 perennial All-Star – took the stage of Madison Square Garden in front of a nation-wide media contingent.
Stoudemire’s arrival to the World’s Most Famous Arena catapulted the Knicks into contention and ended a post-season drought to start a three-year playoff run. In just his first season in the Orange and Blue, the Lake Wales, FL native became the first Knick to be voted a starter in the NBA All-Star Game since Patrick Ewing (1997) by garnering over 1.6 million fan votes.
At the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, the NBA announced that Stoudemire’s No. 1 jersey had risen to fourth place on the NBA’s list of most popular jerseys list.
In 14 NBA seasons, Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points (15,994 total) and 7.8 rebounds (6,632) in 846 career games for Phoenix, New York, Dallas and Miami. In addition to six NBA All-Star berths, he was named to five All-NBA Teams (two first teams, three second teams) and was the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year. In international competition, Stoudemire represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas.
As a member the Knicks, Stoudemire averaged 17.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 255 games and helped win the 2012-13 Atlantic Division title. From Nov. 28-Dec. 15, 2010, Stoudemire broke the franchise’s 48-year record held by Willie Naulls by scoring 30-plus-points in nine consecutive games.
2K also announced that the 2016 USA Basketball men’s team would make an appearance in the upcoming basketball game. Additionally, coach Mike Krzyzewski will be on the sidelines, advising the USA team during its games. Krzyzewski will also appear in the in-game tutorials.
NBA 2K17 releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 27. You can play NBA 2K17 four days early by preordering the game. You also get some digital content such as virtual currency if you preorder.
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