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Amar’e Stoudemire visits elementary school, gets mistaken for Chris Bosh

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 6: Amar’e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks drives against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during a game on April 6, 2014 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Amar’e Stoudemire signed with the Heat this offseason, and he’ll likely back up Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside.

Stoudemire is getting plenty of experience playing second fiddle.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Among the more entertaining questions he received from Monday’s students at Dillard Elementary? “Are you Chris Bosh?”

“That’s all the kids were saying,” he said. “They’re so used to those guys. I mean Bosh has been here for years and won championships. So these kids, when they see someone 6-10, they think of Chris Bosh.”

Don’t be discouraged, Amar’e. If you keep working hard and keep practicing, maybe some day you’ll become a famous basketball player known to fifth-graders all across the greater Miami area.