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Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:32 am
Edited on: February 6, 2012 6:52 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com has confirmed, via a Knicks spokesman, a TMZ report Monday morning that Hazell Stoudemire, Amar'e Stoudemire's older brother, died in a car accident early Monday morning. Amar'e Stoudemire has left the team in route to be with his family in Florida and will miss Monday's game vs. the Utah Jazz

Stoudemire is originally from Lake Wales, Florida where the accident occurred.

From the AP:

Authorities are still investigating and awaiting test results to find out if alcohol was a factor. The Florida Highway Patrol said 35-year-old Hazell Stoudemire was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

"Our thoughts and prayers and everything's with him, and whatever time he needs to take, he'll take, and then we'll get him back as soon as possible," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said after the team's morning workout in Greenburgh, N.Y.

The highway patrol report said Hazell Stoudemire's SUV struck a trailer that was being towed by a truck early Monday morning. He had been driving on a highway in the heart of Florida's citrus country.

Hazell Stoudemire, who lived in Lakeland, Fla., was one of Amare's four brothers. The Knicks' forward also has three sisters. D'Antoni said Stoudemire "cherishes his family and he does a great job of maintaining all relationships."

Jared Jeffries will replace Stoudemire in the lineup.
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Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Amare is a class act. Take  time for grieving and come back with a vengence and deeper purpose. If Amare was the elder brother he may have had the opportunity to instill some values and guidance and change the course of his brothers life. Unfortunately individual decisions have to be made and are often made not utilizing good judgement. The Knicks will be waiting for you Amare. 



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:58 am
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

The dude went to jail for drug trafficking, sexual abuse, impregnating a minor and was accused of rape by his wife. So I'd say @philsfan77 was pretty much hitting the nail on the head... still not nice to speak ill of the dead, but he wasn't exactly a saint.


sexylollytall
Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:38 am
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Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:25 am
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

@philsfan77 Dude you need to elaborate on why he is a dick or else you are an even bigger scumbag


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Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:13 am
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Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:58 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

damn, i hope the best for the Stoudemire family


sexylollytall
Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:58 pm
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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:26 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

<that being said his brother was a total scumbag. >@philsfan77........seriously was that statement of yours necessary? never speak ill of the dead wether you think you are right or not it's just bad karma!



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 7:34 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Always a sad day when someone loses a loved one...that being said his brother was a total scumbag.
This is an unfortunately true statement. But certainly, still likely a sad day for Amar'e and his family, so my condolences to them.


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