Amar'e Stoudemire reveals New York Knicks ambition

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Amar'e Stoudemire has revealed he is keen on ending his career at the New York Knicks.

The 31-year-old, who has been at the Knicks since joining the franchise on a free transfer from the Phoenix Suns in 2010, has also admitted his 'love' for New York Knicks owner James Dolan.

Dolan recently publicly backed the under-fire Stoudemire by saying that he felt the New York Knicks power forward fully deserved his $100m five-year contract.

Stoudemire is the New York Knicks' highest paid player this season - with the experienced man earning $189,893 more than small forward Carmelo Anthony.

NBA star Stoudemire's current contract runs out at the end of the 2014/15 season, however the Knicks star is keen on extending his stay at Madison Square Gardens.

"My reaction was mutual. I genuinely have a love for Mr. Dolan, so we're in this thing together and we're going to try to win here in New York with the Knicks," said Stoudemire.

"That's the ultimate goal and that was the game plan from Day 1 and it still is.

"My mission is to become a great player and hopefully become a future Hall of Fame player.

"And my goal is to do it here in New York, to finish off my career here. That's the goal. That's the mission, and I'm going to continue to work hard as I always have to get better and better and try to dodge injuries."

The New York Knicks lost once again on Saturday night, as Mike Woodson's side lost 89-98 to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.

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