Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  42 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire on Nude Cover: ‘Knicks Approved’

STAT tells the NY Post that the decision-makers within the Knicks organization had no problem with him posing nude for ESPN the Mag. Your eyes, however, may not necessarily be in agreement with them: “I was extremely nervous,’ Stoudemire said. ‘I was probably more nervous doing that than taking the final shot of the game.’ Stoudemire said it was not trick photography. He really was naked. ‘It was just my hand,’ Stoudemire said. ‘There were a lot of takes, and that’s why there’s photo-shopping.’ Stoudemire was honored to be asked to participate. ‘They were like, only a few athletes who have the ideal body for that sport,’ said Stoudemire, who is known for his 32-inch waist. ‘At first I said, ‘I don’t know about this.’ I thought about it, saw a few past magazines and said I’d do the shoot.’ The shoot took place in mid-July in Hollywood when he was in town for the ESPY Awards, days after officially signing with the Knicks. The revealing photos beg the question of whether Stoudemire is putting too much of himself out there, too soon. ‘Everybody [with the Knicks] approved,’ Stoudemire said. ‘That’s how it works. Everybody gave the thumbs up.’”

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  • Flud

    Those weren’t thumbs! ‘knicks approved’ doesn’t instill a man with confidence. All due respect to New York

  • ampd

    somewhere, frederic weis is cringing from the flashbacks

  • Ugh

    I have no problems with male nudity, Amar’e's or otherwise, on magazines, in newsagents, libraries, whatever.
    But that’s an awful photograph. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    ‘who is known for his 32 inch…’ so awkward.

  • mubwar

    who the hell is known for 32in waist…i have that but im also only 5’10 not 6’10 amare…GET SOMETHING ELSE TO WRITE ABOUT…

  • Nashty

    John Amaechi just had a new poster for his bedroom wall…..


    I’m gonna get that nude cover in a fathead! Signed, Perez Hilton

  • kenNY

    hopefully he kept the goggles on thatd be awesome

  • hammer

    That’s just low nashty. Hope u were kidding

  • logues

    Nashty: funniest comment ive ever seen on here. i actually started laughing in the middle of a big silent computer lab. felt really dumb

  • remo williams

    co-sign logues LOL!

  • http://slamonline.com UK All Day

    I think I saw the picture yesterday on yahoo or something, was awkward looking at it at work…WARNING! WHAT’S SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN!

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Okay, my bad, the comment by “UK All Day” was actually me.

  • vtrobot

    3rd what Hursty said. I don’t know how I didn’t know that about the dude. Guess I’m one of the few.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Why can’t someone in the WNBA do this? Then I’d actually be interested to hear about the women’s L.

  • don

    lol at nashty’s comments. best one.

  • http://Slamonline.com rocksinmypants

    I actually thought kennys comment was pretty funny

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    they link to the picture has one of my all-time favorite commercials with KG and Steph in it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Jeanette Lee

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    @Seth Diana Taurasi did it too! Amare….pause

  • rob stewart

    what is so impressive about a 32 inch waist? What is the normal waist size?

  • Ghost

    ‘They were like, only a few athletes who have the ideal body for that sport,’ said Stoudemire, who is known for his 32-inch waist. <– Dumbest sh*t I’ve heard all day.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    is it me or everybody is running from the obvious question…Amare has no d1ck?! wtf?!! disturbing sh1t right there

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    @Yknot you just made my day

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I don’t know what’s worse, this or that crazy “Kobe dressed as white mime” pictorial last season. These ballers should just stick to hooping — in their quest for more attention, they’re making fools of themselves.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    And just to clarify, I got nothing against nude photography, male or female, whatever. It’s just a terrible picture, just like that Kobe fashion shoot, and makes Amare look foolish.

  • Mike Mihalow

    But why?

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Greg Oden could never have pulled this off.

  • Ghost

    ^ Photoshop has answers to all.

  • T-Money

    “Stoudemire, who is known for his 32-inch waist” oh wow.. / And can you say defensive much? He said 8 times in two sentences that everybody was on board?

  • fizzrocket

    That picture is actually gross. Don’t look at it unless you are being threatened with a gun.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lol at anton, hes back!!…you still a cavs fan dude?

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    ^What up Lisbon? Yeah the “FML” Cavs are still my squad out east and since the closest geographical team to me are the Blazers, those are my boys of the west.
    Here’s hoping LA’s new beard gets him in the paint more!

  • http://www.danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Amare’s no Oden…

  • http://www.danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Anton beat me to it…

  • Young C

    On a side note….Diana Taurasi is fine as f*$#. Who knew?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Young c is very late.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    heres to that, or else hes an 18/8 guy foreva…cavs need to rebuild like yesterday, dont make sense keep that Jamison MoWill tandem…need to tank, get an high draft pick..Hickson and Varejao are still nice, maybe Sessions.. everyone else should be dealt for young talent, draft picks, expiring contracts…ah the Blazers, at the moment we´re getting our a$$es handed to us in Utah..what else is new?!fml

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    one word to describe amare… wow xD

  • dmoore

    32 in waist? low BF% damn…..

  • http://www.nba.com b-dub

    borat voice “yoo have a tiny penis! high faaive!”