Amar’e Stoudemire is featured in the latest edition of Gotham magazine, talking about how much he loves New York, New York’s women and playing for the Knicks. You know, typical New Yorker stuff. That’s all well and good, but the real story is the pictures, two of which you see above and another you’ll see after the jump. They’re fashiony, they’re crazy bright and they’re pretty silly. Silly Amar’e with his silly handstands.
Oh, and about those handstands — totally Amar’e's doing. According to the man himself, there’s a lot more where that came from. Probably more than you ever realized.
“I used to flip when I was a kid,” says Stoudemire, who did handstands as he rocked out to Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay, Kanye West and T.I. at the Gotham photo shoot. (His offer to do some handsprings was nixed for lack of space). “I’m versatile, I’m flexible and can move. I’m not your typical 6-foot-10.”
Certainly not. I mean, how many other 6-foot-10 dudes rock red pants, brag about “totally great chemistry” with Anna Wintour and are featured in regional magazines that target affluent customers? Not very many. Maybe Wilt Chamberlain, but he’s been dead for 900 years and therefore probably hasn’t met the editor of Vogue magazine. Without him, pretty much just STAT.
Yeah, Amar’e's a pretty special guy. Great at basketball, perfect for New York and more than willing to model a bright blue gingham shirt for Manhattan’s wealthiest residents. What more can you ask for from a superstar?