Amar’e Stoudemire is a key member of the Miami Heat team. But that’s not all.
The Lake Wales, Florida, native recently told The Miami Herald that he likes to stay busy — on the court and off.
“There’s never a day I don’t do anything,” said Stoudemire, who had a hysterical celebrity cameo in Trainwreck. “There’s always something. It’s a lifestyle at this point.”
He also filled Sports Illustrated in on a few of his extracurricular activities — and we don’t mean joining Snapchat.
“I enjoy going to different art galleries. Little Haiti’s also another great place. I also enjoy going to the movies, casual dinner. But also spending time with my children, taking them to sporting events, and kind of giving them the rules to the game.”
Galleries? Why, yes. The 33-year-old power forward/center is also an avid art collector and budding artist.
On Wednesday night, Stoudemire showed off his creative side at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach during an event benefiting his namesake foundation called “In the Paint Series.”
Guests sipped on champagne while watching the big man in action, putting some signature touches on an abstract art installation for the property that was ably started by Costa Rican artist/sculptor Tatiana Blanco. She gave No. 5 a quick lesson and soon the basketball star’s paintbrush was ready to go.
Stoudemire added to the mural, full of various colors, shapes, letters and a giant lion on the far left.
“He seemed to be enjoying the concept and watching it evolve into the finished product,” said an onlooker.
The piece is will live on at the Ritz and will eventually be donated to one of the schools that are part of the The Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation.