You never know where STAT is going to pop up.
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After spending much of his summer cooped up nursing his ailing eye, Amar’e Stoudemire seems to be making up for lost time.
STAT finds himself in the midst of a two-day media blitz after re-launching his website, Amarestoudemire.com, to his many anxious fans Thursday morning. The website consists of four major sections.
There is a section for his bio, for his Each One Teach One charity foundation, his blog and for STAT TV. Fans can find video of his latest national TV appearances, articles written about him, Twitter updates, links to his Facebook, MySpace and YouTube pages on his site.
In addition to signing up for a virtual classroom where kids can learn about managing money, fans can also get a sneak peek of his latest Dime magazine photo shoot. STAT flew out to the Big Apple to tip off his media tour.
STAT arrived at The Dan Patrick Show at 9:20 a.m. ET on Thursday and did a little outside shooting with the veteran broadcaster before going on the air. Once they sat down for the interview, Patrick asked the 6-10 forward who he thought was the purest shooter he’s ever seen, with Stoudemire naming Glen Rice.
When Patrick asked STAT if he felt like an old 26, Stoudemire responded by saying, “Me going into my eighth season, I could be considered an old 26, but I don’t feel like it. I feel young. I feel fresh.”
The two also discussed the upcoming season.
“I think we’re right there still (in the Western Conference),” he said. “We got our core guys still with myself, Steve (Nash), Grant (Hill) and Jason Richardson. We also drafted Earl Clark, who has been looking good in the workouts.”
Later on, STAT talked about what he saw during his trip to Sierra Leone and why he was named a Goodwill Ambassador to the country.
Let’s face it, STAT is no stranger to SportsCenter.
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“I saw a lot of poverty,” he said. “A lot of tribes and areas in Sierra Leone don’t have any fresh water and they get sick and die off because they’re drinking their own waster for water. So I teamed up with a guy in Africa to help build these water wells.”
After the show, STAT appeared on ESPN’s First Take before breaking for lunch and taking some fighting lessons from MMA’s Kimbo Slice.
Following that, the former Rookie of the Year scooted over to Digi Media and Dr. Lou before meeting with ESPN Rise, the network’s high school website.
The rest of STAT’s day consists of interviews on ESPN Radio’s The Herd, E:60, The Drew Belzer Show, All Night and The Scott Van Pelt Show.
The day culminated with Stoudemire co-hosting a segment on SportsCenter. And that was just Day 1.
On the second day of his whirlwind tour, STAT found himself undergoing a workout at 8 a.m. ET followed by a meeting with Inc Magazine and Fast Company at 11 a.m. Then, after heading over to the NBA’s league office at noon, STAT met with Rodale (the creators of Men’s Health).
The rest of day included meetings with representatives from Sports Illustrated, SI Kids, Time Kids, SI Entertainment and Advertising, Men’s Journal, Vibe Magazine and the producers of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The four-time All-Star concluded his barrage of appearances with a 6:30 p.m. appearance on SportsFan Live.
For more of Stoudemire, check out his website by clicking here.
For the complete audio file of The Dan Patrick Show, click here.