Even though the New York Knicks aren’t in the NBA playoffs, no one can say that Amar’e Stoudemire isn’t making good use of his time.

Over the weekend Stoudemire proposed to longtime girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Alexis Welch, while the two were vacationing in Paris.

How did he propose?

Ladies…tell your man to take note. The two were having a romantic dinner at their penthouse suite at the Le Meurice Hotel Belle Etoile overlooking the Eiffel Tower and dreamy Parisian skyline and he popped the question.

And the ring?

Designed by the b-baller himself with the help of Los Angeles-based celebrity jeweler Shayan Afshart. There’s nothing like an 8.5 carat radiant-cut diamond ring worth $1 million to say ‘I Love You’!

Congratulations to Amar’e and Alexis, we wish you nothing but joy and blessings!

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English