Amar’e Stoudemire and Anna Wintour became fast friends last fashion week–the editrix personally invited the Knicks’ star to attend the Fashion’s Night Out runway spectacular and later that week Stoudemire sat front row at Tommy Hilfiger, flanked by Wintour and Hamish Bowles.
Wintour has put a basketball player on the cover of Vogue before–LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen covered the mag’s April 2008 issue (which garnered controversy for being racially insensitive)–so rumors quickly followed that Wintour was keen on Stoudemire for a cover. Only Stoudemire later told the New York Daily News that “Anna [Wintour] will bless me to be on the cover of Vogue, but it hasn’t happened yet.”
But now the Page Six is reporting that the stylish b-baller was shot for Vogue‘s April issue. “Hamish Bowles and the Vogue team took over Riverside Boulevard apartment building The Alydn’s full-size basketball court earlier this week,” sources told Page Six. No confirmation yet on whether Stoudemire’s got the all-important cover, but we’ve been seeing internet chatter for months that suggests he might get it.
Of course, since last fashion week, Stoudemire has upped his fashion cred, announcing that he’ll collaborate on a line with Rachel Roy. Perhaps Wintour was impressed with his dedication?