2023 Man of the Year: Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire (Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)
December 28, 2023

A man can only take so much before he snaps. For six-time NBA all-star Amar’e Stoudemire, that moment arrived the day after Hamas slaughtered over 1,200 Jews in Israel.

The former Knicks and Suns baller woke up the morning of Oct. 8 expecting to see black leaders condemning the bloodthirsty Hamas terrorists responsible for the attacks. Instead, he witnessed Black Lives Matter chapters across the country praising Hamas as martyrs as the national Black Lives Matter group, cofounded by a trained Marxist who once called for Israel’s destruction, stayed silent.

Stoudemire, a Jewish convert who became an Israeli citizen in 2019, was outraged. So he did what any great man would do. He grabbed his phone and delivered a few choice words to Black Lives Matter that will echo through the ages.

"F— you," he said to Black Lives Matter. "F— you," he said to its supporters. "F— you," he said to the politicians who couldn’t see right from wrong. And "F— you," he said to anyone siding with Hamas.

Stoudemire didn’t mince words. He told it like it is.

Hamas kidnapping children and putting them in cages: "Coward s—t."

Hamas killing women: "Cowardly."

Hamas slaughtering the elderly: "Ain’t never been cool."

Hamas using kids as human shields: "That’s some coward s—t."

Why Israel is worth defending: "Only place in the world where I can study Torah and eat Kosher food."

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

For standing up to evil in his legendary takedown of Black Lives Matter, Amar’e Stoudemire is a Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year. We only wish you had done it sooner.