Congratulations to the Suns’ Amare Stoudemire on making it back to active duty before Shawn Kemp.


Former Seattle SuperSonic and Orlando Magic player Shawn Kemp says he’s ready to get back in the game after three years of retirement from the NBA.

The 36-year-old former All-Star retired voluntarily from the Magic in 2003, citing weight issues. During his last NBA season he weighed as much as 320 pounds. But he’s slimmed down to 270 pounds through an intensive exercise regime.

Kemp told Houston T-V- station K-R-I-V- that he sat out the whole season to get in –quote– “tip top shape to make a comeback.”

He says it’s love of the game that’s bringing him back — and he wants to some day make it into the Hall of Fame.

I dunno about the Hall Of Fame, but Peter Vescey’s next column just wrote itself.