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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 28, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:40 pm
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Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:55 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Knicks never win in Utah ever. Let Stat do what he needs.



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:49 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Another tragedy that shows us family is always the most important thing we all share. Take care of your family, take all the time you need to do so and god bless to you and yours.




Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:44 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Why is it these deadly car wrecks happen so often in Florida? Send my sympathy to Amare for his loss though. 

So now that the best player on the Knicks won't be playing tonight, it'll be interesting to see how well they fare against Utah, a good but not great team. 



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:04 pm
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

wow, bad news, sorry for your loss Stoudemire family.



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:59 am
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

That's a shame.  time for Jeremy Lin to go off for 40pts.




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:10 am
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Damn what a shame. RIP.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:58 am
 

Brother of Amar'e Stoudemire killed in car crash

Wow that is a real tradgedy.  I'd hate to see Amare miss time now that they are starting to figure out the pick n roll, but he needs to be with his family right now.  My prayers go out to him and his family today.


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