Men Of Sports: Amar’e Stoudemire In Essence Magazine

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New York Knick’s player Amarā€™e Stoudemire has a spread in this monthā€™s issue of EssenceĀ magazine ā€œMen of Sportsā€ issue. In the feature, Stoudemire talked about giving back to his community, what people areĀ surprisedĀ 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.Ā Read some excerptsĀ 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 youā€™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 loveĀ TomĀ FordĀ button-downs and his tailored suits. Whenever Iā€™m dressed up, it gives me a positive energy.

The outfit a woman can wear to turn his head

Anything from my womenā€™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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