Stoudemire, Mayor Open Community Hoops Court

By Paul DeBenedetto
|  Thursday, Mar 3, 2011  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Stoudemire, Mayor Open Community Hoops Court

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Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire was in teammate Carmelo Anthony's home borough Thursday to help Mayor Bloomberg dedicate a new community center basketball court.

After a height joke or two, the 6-foot-10-inch basketball star and the 5-foot-7-inch mayor officially opened the court at the Taylor-Wythe Community Center in Williamsburg, along with corporate partner Nike.

"Growing up, I always imagined playing on a court like this some day," said Stoudemire, who is from Florida. "It's amazing to be here and see my dream come to life for the children in this community."

Nike also plans to install a court at the Polo Grounds community center in Manhattan.

"Today is a great example of what can be accomplished when people give back to their community," Bloomberg said.

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