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Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 12:14 pm  |  26 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Brother Dies in Car Crash

Heartbreaking news out of Florida, where the older brother of New York Knicks star forward Amar’e Stoudemire tragically died Monday morning in a car accident on a Lake Wales, FL highway. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Amar’e and his family. From the NY Daily News: “Amar’e Stoudemire returned to Florida early Monday following the death of his older brother, Hazell, who died in a car accident. The Knicks announced that Stoudemire would not be available for Monday’s home game against the Utah Jazz and that there is no timetable for his return. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. The Knicks play four games this week, including Wednesday at Washington, Friday’s home game with the Lakers and at Minnesota on Saturday. “My thoughts and prayers and everything is with him,” said Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. “Whatever time he needs to take, he’ll take. And we’ll get him back as soon as possible. “I know he’s very close to his brother so my heart goes out to him. He cherishes his family. He does a great job of maintaining all the relationships. It’s just a trying moment for him.”According to Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Route 27 in Lake Wales. The older Stoudemire was driving at “a high rate of speed” when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer. He died at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol says Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and they are unsure if alcohol was a factor. Last week, Stoudemire said he was hopeful to make the All-Star team because the game is being played in his hometown of Orlando. He added that it would be a special moment for he and his family, including his brother Hazell.”

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  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Rest in peace Hazell…

  • Red

    Dang that’s tragic much as I dislike Amare I hope him the best that’s gotta be devastating. Hope he gets the All-Star nod. I’m sure if he does he’ll end up MVP.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    My condolences to Stat and the Stoudemire family…

  • http://caseyvaughn.com AlbertBarr

    Condolences Amare. Too sad.

  • David Moore

    #PrayedUp for Amare and his entire family.

  • jayrose

    My condolences to the stat family. May your bro rest in peace.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to Amar’e Stoudemire for the loss of his brother, Hazell. God bless him, and may Amar’e and his family be strong during their time of sorrow.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    cosign everybody
    R.I.P Hazell stoudemire
    I hope Amare can turn a tradegy into something postive on the court.

  • Dan

    my sincere condolences to stat and his family. when things like this happen, we all get reminded of how unimportant any sports issues are…

  • Mike from Spain

    This is terrible news. If it’s worth anything, here are my words of condolence to STAT

  • Natty dread 3i

    Condolences to Amare and his brother Hazell may he rest in peace. I have a brother i love him to death and i miss him if this ever happened to him I would be devastated god bless

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    R.I.P.
    Puts basketball’problems’ into the right perspective.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Damn. This is terrible

  • CARTEL

    This is really sad to hear. My condolences and prayers go out to Amare and his family. God bless and Rest In Peace to Hazell.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    wow, RIP. this is very sad. feel for the Stoudemire family.

  • gusisit

    poor stat, as if dealing with this terrible season the knicks are having wasnt enough , but this as well, i hope he can pull through

  • Mooney10

    My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family, can’t imagine losing a brother.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    damn…gotta start wearing a seatbelt at all times.

  • LA Huey

    Just awful…

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    Sad stuff. Dude’s NOT had an easy life, to say the least. He’s been through sh*t and came out on the other side, but these kind of things are always insanely difficult.
    Stay Strong STAT

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    RIP, sad sad news.

  • robb

    Man, terrible news. My deepest condolences to him and his family

  • l2ising Phoenix

    My condolences go out to the Stoudamire Family.Stay strong bro.

  • D-RAV

    My condolences to Amare and his family. R.I.P Hazell

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    So sad when I heard this… R.I.P Hazell. My prayers are with the Stoudemire family.

  • http://yahoo. TYE

    my prayers go out to u and your family Amar’e. stay strong for your family and may god bless you.

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