Posted February 6, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Amar’e brother killed in car accident

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Amar'e Stoudemire's brother Hazell and Mother Carrie attend a Knicks game in 2010

#BreakingNews: NY Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire’s older brother, Hazell, was killed in an car accident in Florida this morning. He was reported to be traveling at a high speed (in a SUV), and smacked into the back of a tractor-trailer on Route 27 in Lake Wales, FL. Hazell was only 35 years old, and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. They are still determining if drinking was involved.

Amar’e will miss tonight’s game against the Jazz, and possibly Wednesday nights game in Washington! Stat has a huge heart and a big back bone, so he must be devastated! Check out some of his teammates comments below!

“My thoughts and prayers are with him. Whatever time he needs to take he’ll  take. And then we’ll get him back as soon as possible,’’ coach Mike D’Antoni said.

“He cherishes his family and does a great job maintaining relationships. Like I said, it’s a trying moment.”

“Our prayers and thoughts all go out to him and hopefully he’ll find comfort during this time, because obviously it’s crazy,” Knicks PG Jeremy Lin said. – nypost