Amar'e Stoudemire has become a star in New York.
Stoudemire signed in the offseason as the Knicks' consolation prize for losing out on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. But as Stoudemire continues to put up monster numbers and the Knicks continue to win, he's become a media darling.
Perhaps nothing proved that more than last night, when Stoudemire appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The Knicks have long been punchlines on Letterman's show (and he jokingly admitted he can't make fun of the Knicks anymore), but Stoudemire's appearance continued the Season of Redemption for the Knicks.
The interview was filled with what one would expect from a late-night talk show, but it did have it's moments.
To be honest, I was unaware that Stoudemire had to pretty much lie on a table 22 hours a day for 10 straight days, or that he used to joke goggled rebounder Bo Outlaw about his eyewear.
Obviously, nothing serious came out of the interview, but the Knicks got some fantastic PR (something they're not used to, at least recently), and the country got to see a little bit of Stoudemire's personality off the court.
All in all, it was a win for both player and team, not to mention the ratings bump Stoudemire gave Greg Allman, who was performing after him.
And hey, we learned something very important from this interview. Perhaps after his basketball career, Stoudemire can start a line of "fashionable" designer sport goggles.
It'd be a huge upgrade over the Horace Grant Rec Specs.