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Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:42 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



Don't worry you guys, Amar'e Stoudemire's doing just fine despite this lockout thing.

Via TMZ.com, Stoudemire just purchased a new $3.7 million house in Southwest Ranches, FL. It's 14,555 (!) and stis on a 2.35 acre space. It has six bedrooms, seven bathroom and a nine-car garage.

(Lots of picture of it here.)

But don't think for a second Stoudemire was just throwing his money around without thinking. According to the report, he wiggled the price down about a million from what the original asking price was.

Obviously this isn't a big deal, but these are the type of expenditures the players union warned to avoid during the lockout because of the appearance it gives. There's no question Stoudemire has a lot of money even without his current paychecks, but it just puts off a look that the players already have plenty of money. Which they do, no doubt.
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Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

If there is one perfession in this world that is overly overpaid, its NBA basketball. There's something seriously wrong with a world where you qualify to be in the top 1% of society just for being a certain height. It's demoralizing for the rest of society.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

It's funny how people complain about the players buying things. Yet no one complains about what the owners buy or do with there money. One of the kings owners is on one of the house wives tv shows. She took a private jet and limo to a kings home game, Plus no one tracks what they do with thier money either. So lets be fair about it report what they buy to 



Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

And Jeffrey Kessler, lawyer for the NBA Player's Union; says that Stoudemire is treated like a plantation slave.  Go figure. 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:44 am
 

Makes you feel soooo sorry for the players

This purchase is a perfect example of why many are now squarely on the side of the owners.  The players have lost touch with their roots, their fans, and the real world.  I wish the NBA would just fold for about five years and let things reset a little.  



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:00 am
 

Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

The nba super stars in their prime dont really care about the lockout Stoudemire could keep buying houses like this all day and be fine. The only stars who care are the ones whos this is their last big payday like Garnett and Chauncey Billups. I heard on the radio yesterday the "Lockout Guide" pamphlet sent out to all the players, it was HILARIOUS the things that were said in that pamplet i highly suggest you look it up its a great read it came from ESPN radio.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Amar'e Stoudemire buys new $3.7 million house

but it just puts off a look that the players already have plenty of money. Which they do, no doubt. 
There are 450 players in the league, maybe 10% of them are doing fine with money.  Not everyone has made Stat money.  If all 450 players had a vote they would probably agree to a 35% /65% BRI split because for the majority fo the players in the nba it's still a lot mor ethan they will ever get in any other league around the world.  


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