Los Angeles, Ca, (PressExposure) December 30, 2008 -- NBA Star Power Forward Amare Stoudemire played the role of super hero off the court yesterday when he risked his life by climbing up a twenty-foot tree to rescue a 6 month-old kitten near his Phoenix home.
"I've always loved pets ever since I was a kid, and I didn't think twice when I heard the kitten crying for help," stated the Famed Power Forward, "It makes me happy when I can make a difference not only in a person's life but even a kitten's life."
Amare Stoudemire was offered a monetary reward from the kitten's owner but refused.
"Amare is truly a saint," said Sally Smith, the kitten's owner, "I wasn't sure about it, but now I will definitely vote for Amare for NBA All Star 2009."
To see pictures of Amare and the kitten visit http://www.vote4amare.com.
AMARE STOUDEMIRE BIO In one of the most successful jumps from high school to the NBA, Amare Stoudemire captured the '03 NBA Rookie of the Year award at just 20 years old, and is one of the NBA's best players and a fan favorite. Amare is a 3-time NBA All Star, made the 2007 NBA First Team, won a Gold Medal with the US National Team in the summer of 2007.
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