Six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire said Wednesday that he’s considering a return to the NBA.

Stoudemire, 35, retired from the NBA in the 2016 offseason and last played professionally in Israel in 2017.

In an interview on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM, Stoudemire said that he’s in great shape and training as if he were returning to the NBA.

When asked if it were accurate to say that he is contemplating an NBA comeback, Stoudemire said, “That would be reality.”

Stoudemire, who will play in Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league this summer, averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in 846 career games over 14 NBA seasons. He played for the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.

The 6-foot-10 forward/center was named an All-Star six times and selected to two All-NBA first-teams, forming half of a formidable pick-and-roll duo in Phoenix with point guard Steve Nash. Stoudemire was also named 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year after entering the league directly from high school.



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