Former NBA all-star named captain of Big3 team


Former NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire has officially joined the Big3's Tri-State team, the league announced on Wednesday via Twitter.

Stoudemire, a six-time NBA All-Star, will serve as the team's captain alongside former All-Star Jermaine O'Neal and former Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson, a team source confirmed to ESPN.

The 35-year-old forward is among 22 former NBA players committed to the second-year 3-on-3 league, which will take place this summer, as a player captain or coach.

Stoudemire spent 14 seasons in the NBA, including eight with the Phoenix Suns and four with the New York Knicks, as well as shorter stints with the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat during his final two seasons, before announcing his official retirement from the league in 2016. He recorded 15,994 (18.9 ppg), 6,632 rebounds (7.8 rpg) and 1,054 (1.2 bpg) and won a bronze medal for Team U.S.A. in the 2004 Olympics.


Stoudemire last appeared in a professional basketball game for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League in 2017.

Other notable former NBA additions to the Big3 league include Greg Oden, Baron Davis and Metta World Peace