By James Herbert

New York Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire has been through a lot since leaving the Phoenix Suns as a free agent in 2010. He was an MVP candidate for much of his first season in New York, but since then injuries have affected him to the point where newer NBA fans would probably be shocked to see the amazing things he used to do. Optimistic heading into his 13th season, Stoudemire told reporters that he feels like his younger self.

“Obviously to reach back to my dominant self, I feel like I’m there now,” Stoudemire said. “I feel like my body is feeling so much stronger [than last year at this time] so I feel dominant.”

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