Amar'e Stoudemire needs David Spade's help?

Fri, Dec 18

Is the Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire actually getting lessons from actor David Spade on how to make it to the "Next Level"?


Stoudemire enlisted Phoenix native Spade to help him become the starting center for the Western Conference NBA All-Star team.

And they created a four-week video series to try to make that happen.

"I wanted people to be excited about voting for the All-Star Game," said Stoudemire, who has made the team three times. "I wanted to locate the funniest person I knew, and Spade came on board and ripped it up. He's naturally funny."

With Orlando's Dwight Howard dressing as Superman and New York's Nate Robinson talking Kryptonite, Stoudemire wanted to create a viral phenomenon before the game on Feb. 14 in Arlington, Texas.

So, in the clips, Spade is giving pointers to Stoudemire.

"I would like to be an All-Star, but that's not why I did this," Stoudemire said. "I just wanted to show off some acting skills."

So, Page 2 will showcase this and the next one on Tuesday. And we'll talk with Stoudemire about his future acting plans.

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