Watch Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Take a Wine Bath

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In a new video from ESPN, New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire talks to reporter Sam Alipour about his favorite way to relax and recover after a long day—a wine bath. The two get close in a tub full of red wine as Stoudemire explains his affinity for the oddball therapy.

Despite ridicule that Stoudemire may endure from the other players and questioning from his own physical therapist, he overcame his own doubts, and, after the first plunge, was hooked: “They say drink a glass of wine a day, keeps the doctor away… so I took it upon myself to really submerge myself into some red wine,” he explains.

Whether these baths have any real health benefits is unclear, but if you’ve got the money to burn (or soak), do as the Knick does, and jump in the tub. See the full video here. [ESPN][Photo: Flickr/Tom Merton]