Amar'e Stoudemire Inspires Kids to Read

The NBA all-star talks about his new book, "Stat: Home Court."
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and as we said, all that weather was brought to you by sealy. He makes that looking great look effortless. Makes me look lilliputian. He calls this his home. He rules manhattan and new york. With us today, amar'e stoudem stoudemire. He's man of many passion, including reading. He's out with a new book. It's called "stat, home court." It's standing tall and talented. Welcome to the program. You love a lot of stuff. You always have your hands in a lot of different things. But the book, why do this book? I felt with the platform of me being in the nba and being able to inspire youth, I thought it was a great opportunity to write some of my childhood stories. Standing tall and talented is something they should be able to use in life. It's been a big year for you. I'm sorry, your brother was killed in a car crash? January. You dedicated the book to him. What did it mean to be able to do that? It's awesome. My brother is one of the main reasons of my success. He played high school basketball. Inspired me to play basketball. His story was intriguing to me. So that propelled me to become who I am today. I wanted to dedicate the first book of the series to him. We're sorry for your loss. Really. However, your give, the mother of your children, you're now engaged. How did you do it? I did it in paris. I rented an amazing suite in paris. I had a view of the roof tops of paris. A candlelight dinner. I went full romantic. You set us all back. A lot happenings. The lakers have reloaded. The league is remade again. How are you feeling about the knicks? We're great. We have a great team. We feel like we made the right acquisitions to make us better. We have a full training camp under our belt. Coach mike is a phenomenal coach for us. You and I go back. I had a former life before "gma." Back to espn. He came by to shoot a commercial and he and I went toe to toe, head to head in a horse competition. Yeah, robin, look at that. Look at the form. And I want to say, because it's the only time I'll be able to say it with regard to amar'e stoudemire and basketball of any kind, I won. I just want to say, I won. Did he? Because I'm not used to throwing trash balls. Um -- I have to say -- that's true. Yes, no, yes. Even when I lose. Everybody, amar'e stoudemire. Congratulations, seriously. Good luck with the book and the upcoming season. Coming up, he starred in íú barack

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