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Stoudemire’s Brother Killed in Car Crash, Amar’e Takes Leave
Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire, was killed Monday morning in a car crash in Florida and Amar’e has taken a leave of absence from the team.
“He has left for Florida to be with his family,” a Knicks spokesman said.
The new of Hazell’s death was first reported by TMZ.
The accident occurred on Route 27 in Lake Wales, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol said Stoudemire was driving at a “high rate of speed” when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer, TMZ reported.
Stoudemire, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died on the scene.
The Knicks host Utah Monday night and leave for Washington Wednesday. It remains unclear how long Amar’e will be away from the team.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.