Found October 10, 2011 on Ball Don't Lie:
For as long as he's been in the NBA, New York Knicks standout Amar'e Stoudemire has gone by the nickname "STAT," an acronym for "Standing Tall And Talented." The name is tattooed on his right arm and also happens to describe Amar'e pretty well. He's proud, confident, and a positive role model. Not many professional athletes have enough of a sense of the world to get involved in the fashion industry and investigate family heritage in Israel. In fact, Stoudemire has enough interests away from the court that he's decided it's time for a new nickname. He announced the change on Twitter this weekend: I've been ordained the Renaissance Man. This is now my new nickname. Renaissance Man. You like it, I love it. Its not going to change @espn So, did Amar'e just give himself a new nickname? Not quite, because chances are it came from Isiah Thomas. Here's what Zeke told the New York Daily News at this weekend's FIU charity game (via...
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