Men Of Sports: Amar’e Stoudemire In Essence Magazine

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New York Knick’s player Amar’e Stoudemire has a spread in this month’s issue of Essence magazine “Men of Sports” issue. In the feature, Stoudemire talked about giving back to his community, what people are surprised to know about him, his passion and what outfits women can wear to turn his head. This issue also features other athletes such as James Ihedigbo, Curtis Granderson and Kerron Clement. Read some excerpts below:

On how he gives back to the community

My foundation is helping to cure poverty through education, especially in the hood. Everyone needs to see the link between education and getting a better job.

What you’d be surprised to know about him

I read a lot. I wanted to be a teacher when I was growing up. I still consider it after I retire.

His biggest passion (besides basketball and education, of course)

Fashion, I love Tom Ford button-downs and his tailored suits. Whenever I’m dressed up, it gives me a positive energy.

The outfit a woman can wear to turn his head

Anything from my women’s fashion line with Rachel Roy, due out this fall. Our clothes are comfortable and sexy, perfect for looking great on your way to a game.

Credit: Essence magazine

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