Tragedy struck the Stoudemire family, when Amare’s older brother, Hazell Stoudemire died instantly after his automobile crashed into a tractor trailer on Route 27 in Lake Wales, Florida. According to the Florida State Patrol, Hazell was driving his car at high rate of speed without wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Amare will miss at least tonight’s game against Utah and may miss the game on Wednesday in Washington. Reportedly, Jeremy Lin will start tonight along with Jared Jeffries who will replace Stoudemire in the startign line-up. (Report from TMZ via the New York dailies.)
Prayers and condolences to the Stoudemire family from the Fanatics.