At first, Amar’e Stoudemire wanted to go play overseas. Then, when he realized that no team would be able to insure his balky back, he didn’t want to play overseas. But then he thought about it some more, and he did want to play overseas again, even if he couldn’t get insurance. Finally, he decided it was time to just chill and rest his back.
Long story short, Amar’e Stoudemire has some free time since his back is made of crinkle paper. Here’s what he’s doing with it, from the New York Post:
While some NBA stars are talking about playing in Europe this fall, New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire is taking his talents to the Internet.
The Knicks’ 6’10″ power forward has struck a deal to launch his own Web site at Big Lead Sports.com, The Post has learned. The 28-year-old all-star will focus his site on sports and fashion.
Stoudemire is expected to provide exclusive content for Big Lead, which was formed as a sports blog nearly five years ago, in exchange for a revenue-sharing agreement and small equity stake in the company.
Yep, Amar’e Stoudemire is now officially our competition. The Internet is a small place and if this guy thinks he’s just going to sashay in to the blogosphere talking sports and fashion like this is some nude photo shoot for ESPN Magazine, then he’s mistaken. Not so fast, Krazy Knees.
Kidding, of course. (Kinda.) Amar’e really is the perfect guy to run a sports/fashion website, what with him being an athlete and a fashion designer. Plus, The Big Lead is based in New York, and so is Amar’e, and they both have a youthful energy. It’s an ideal marriage between sportsman and website, especially because Amar’e also loves pronouncing the word “mozzarella.”