New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire recovered from Wednesday night’s heartbreaking loss to the Boston Celtics by cozying up to Kanye West’s ex-flame, Amber Rose, the New York Post reported Friday.
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The power forward left Madison Square Garden with curvaceous Rose after the game and partied with her at Midtown lounge Covet, and they left together at 2:00am Thursday.
Bald, bodacious Rose attended the game with a friend and taped a viral video Tuesday night to encourage fans to vote Stoudemire to the NBA All-Star team.
Sources told the Post that Rose and Stoudemire arrived at Covet with two friends about 12:30am.
"He had his arm around her shoulders when they walked in," reported a spy.
"They weren’t overly affectionate, but he was whispering in her ear all night. It was so obvious they were together," said our source.
But Stoudemire’s rep shot down rumors of romance, saying, "They’re just friends."
But a post on Stoudemire’s Twitter feed implies he hasn’t known Rose for very long.
On Dec. 5, he wrote, "Can someone send me a pic of Amber Rose? I need that. I keep hearing how beautiful she is, show me. Gone!!"
His rep said of the Twitter post, "I think he meant to be funny."
Model Rose gained fame by dating West for two years. She’s since gotten a reputation as arm-candy for rap stars, having been linked to Drake and Chris Brown, and recently was rumored to be pregnant by Fabolous.
Rose is working on a reality show, "Behind Her Shades," about a vintage-sunglasses store in Vegas. She signed with Ford Models in 2009 but the agency said it no longer reps her.