The Amar'e Stoudemire era in New York is officially over, and the NBA veteran wants New York Knicks fans to know that he enjoyed his time in the Big Apple.
On Sunday night, the New York Daily News' Frank Isola reported that the Knicks and Stoudemire had reached an agreement on a buyout. The organization announced Monday that it had indeed waived the 32-year-old forward.
Stoudemire decided to say farewell to Knicks fans by posting a heartfelt poem on his Instagram account:
Poem by: Amar'e Stoudemire
NY NY what a beautiful city
A place where you can hang out with Anna, JayZ & Diddy
Its a place absent of excuses and patience
If your smart, you can meet leaders of every nation
NY NY big city of dreams
Everything in NY isnt always what it seems
In the land where the jungle is concrete
The money flows Dow Jones and Wall Street
Home of #STATcity and the #Knickstape Orginator,
Shalom to all my fans, Salute to all my haters.
Peace and Love
Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire Sr.
Stoudemire signed a big contract with the Knicks after the 2009-10 season. Although he never helped bring a championship to New York, he will clearly always remember his time with the team.