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Epix Doc To Showcase NBA Star Stoudemire

Epix will showcase NBA All-star Amar’e Stoudemire in April as part of its weekly Epix Docs series, the network announced Monday.

The Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment documentary will premiere April 19 and will follow the pro basketball star as he prepares for a run at the NBA title with his current team the New York Knicks, Epix said. “We are excited to give fans a first person point of view of the journey and achievements of Amare’s life and career. Amare’s story is inspiring to behold and one fans should not miss as the NBA playoffs near,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President.

The Stoudemire special is one of eight original documentaries airing in April and May as part of the pay Tv service’s Epix Docs weekly documentary series. Among the other documentaries scheduled to air include Lunarcy!; Charles Bradley: Soul of America; Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson; Shut Up and Play the Hits; Journey to Planet X; The Other Dream Team; and  An Affair of the Heart; Rick Springfield.

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