Amare Stoudemire always looks fresh with a laid-back vibe.
On Tuesday, he stopped by ESPN's offices to talk about his new red-on-white Nike Air Max Sweep Thru sneakers.
Of course, the New York Knicks forward was pretty dapper in his Calvin Klein ensemble of a houndstooth-detailed tie paired with a black-and-white checkered shirt with tailored stone gray pants.
"Calvin Klein kind of adopted me," said Stoudemire, who plays forward for the New York Knicks. "I'm going to end up like George Clooney one of these days."
For the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Stoudemire, it's always been about the fashion.
From his growing up days in Orlando -- "I didn't have much style because I was 17 and had no money."
To Phoenix, his first NBA home -- "People are so laid back there that I could wear anything I wanted."
To today in New York. "It's the fashion capital of the world. If you have some fashion sense, you'll stand out."
But Stoudemire doesn't want to be a runway model.
"I prefer to be the one behind the scenes designing," he said.
And he's doing just that, working with Rachel Roy on a women's fashion line called "Courtside Clothing."
And he's not done, putting the finishing touches on a more upscale men's line.
"I can't go into too much details but it's going to be hot," Stoudemire said.
Back to the shoes, the reason for the visit to ESPN:
How many pairs do you have?
"I own about 700 pairs."
That's some style.
Stoudemire also took some time out of his busy schedule at ESPN to get a little basketball in, dunking on Blake Griffin.
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