In sad news, NY Knicks star, Amar’e Stoudemire, lost his brother in a car crash early this morning.  Details inside…

Hazell Stoudemire, Jr., older brother to Amar’e, died in a car accident in Amar’s home town of Lake Wales, Florida this morning.  TMZ reports:

The accident happened on Route 27 in Lake Wales. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stoudemire was driving at a "high rate of speed" when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer.

He died on the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year old Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt when he smashed into the big rig … and they are unsure if alcohol was a factor.

Amar’e has struggled with a tough family life since he was a kid, including issues with his mother Carrie.  Such sad news.  Our condolences to his family.


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