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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Pelicans' in-house podcast, team president Dennis Lauscha confirms that New Orleans is being considered as an option to host the 2017 All-Star Game.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A'mare Stoudemire retires. He made $181,476 PER GAME played in his career. He played in 924 games.

Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

Amar'e Stoudemire was first man in & Knicks fans never forgot. That's why they forgave his fire extinguisher playoff punch out.

ESPN @espn

Amar'e Stoudemire is retiring from the NBA. A look back at the time we interviewed him in a bathtub of wine:

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But I'm told Stoudemire plans to take some time before deciding if he intends to play pro basketball abroad in the coming season or stay put

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Amar'e Stoudemire talking about his time with the Knicks: "I came to New York in 2010 to help revitalize this franchise and we did just that. Carmelo [Anthony], Phil and Steve have continued this quest, and with this year's acquisitions, the team looks playoff-bound once again. Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple. Once a Knick, Always a Knick."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire has lucrative interest from China, sources say, or could play in Israel for the team (Hapoel Jerusalem) he co-owns ... BUT

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amare Stoudemire has signed a contract with the Knicks and subsequently announced his retirement, the team announced.

Varejao likely miss Rio due to injury

Warriors C Anderson Varejao may not have the opportunity to represent his native Brazil at the upcoming Olympic Games due to a back injury. Details

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ESPN @espn

KD, meet Oakland. Oakland, meet KD. What to watch for as Team USA's Kevin Durant makes his Oracle debut tonight:

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

It was recommended to Varejao that he skip the Olympics, sources say, after a Monday examination by noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources: Warriors center Anderson Varejao is likely to be ruled out of the Olympics in his native Brazil this week due to a back injury