Plenty of NBA players this past season established themselves as style all-stars off the court. Each locker room walk-through felt more like a style battle. Players even took to Instagram to show-off their style. And New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire is no stranger to looking dope.

Gilt MANual recently caught up with the power forward for its on-going Men of Style series to ask him a few questions on his fashion. Stoudemire describes his personal style as “clean and classy.” Far from his old choice of clothing which he only defines as “things that teenagers wear.”

His pick on the most stylish man in the NBA might come as a surprise to most. Amar’e mentions Kobe Bryant, and even though the spotlight has been on other players this season, we can’t argue with that. “I like the way Kobe Bryant dresses. It’s very contemporary, very easy. He’s not doing too much. It’s always good to see a little class with fashion,” he says.

As for the best fashion advice he received? “Don’t try to hard—it shows.” For the rest of the interview, visit the Gilt website

[via Gilt]