I just finished lunch and am chilling out in my hotel room in Oklahoma City.  We have a big game tonight against a young and talented team.  We are ready and we are looking forward to it.

I had a great week off of the court.  I went down to Washington High School and talked to the students about making smart financial choices.  I brought some people from the Suns with me who offered job advice and life skills to the kids.  The kids asked thoughtful and good questions.  We are going to make some changes to the program and bring it to more youth next year.  I wish they had something like that for me when I was in school.

The past couple days I have had FOX Sports Arizona following me around.  I don’t do much on game days but hopefully they got some cool behind the scenes film for you to check out during playoffs.

Sign ups for the Youth Academy are going well.  If you are interested, go to AmareStoudemire.com/YouthSports.  We still have room but it is filling up.  The camp is June 7-10 at Premiere Courts in Gilbert, Arizona (near Phoenix).

Okay, I am going to wind down and get ready for the game.