Amar’e Stoudemire Makes Anti-Gay Comments
Amar’e Stoudemire is coming under fire after making comments that are considered anti-gay. During a recent interview, the former player says that if he found out a teammate was gay, he would try to avoid them. He says,
I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive — take a different route to the gym.
Asked if he was joking, Stoudemire responded,
I mean, there’s always a truth within a joke.
Stoudemire currently plays for Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Premier League. Back in 2012, while playing for the Knicks, he was fined $50,000 after he tweeted a gay slur on social media.