Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 8/9/12

Embedded above is a video of Amare Stoudemire running through a couple of drills with Hakeem Olajuwon, who has now worked out with 86% of the active NBA.  While the video does show Amare Stoudemire putting a ball in the hoop, I’m pretty confident he only posted it in order to show off his latest fashion statement, which, apparently, is short shorts.

Why this man can’t focus on defense and rebounding like he does his quest to become some sort of fashion icon?  I haven’t a clue.  At this point, I’m actually wondering if basketball has become but a vehicle for Amare to express his worldliness, his sophistication, and his progressive tastes.  I seriously wonder this.  I recall watching that show with Ahmad Rashad on NBATV, and this dude STAT seemed way more passionate about fancy food and fruity clothes than he does about basketball.

Or maybe he’s just well-rounded.  Except he wears short shorts, so I refuse to give him the benefit of any sort of doubt.

Official –Swag-O-Meter– Rating:


0/5

Bring the effort back to the court, STAT.  Swag comes naturally, not by force.  Only when you realize this—when you stop trying so goddamned hard—will you stop looking like a fruitcake.

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