Monday, February 6, 2012

Amare Stoudemire to miss tonight's game due to brother's death

The brother of Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire was killed in a car accident this morning, per the Orlando Sentinel.

Our condolences go out to Stoudemire and his family.

As you might expect, Stoudemire is headed to Florida, where his brother lived, and won't play tonight against the Jazz.

"My thoughts and prayers and everything is with him," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said, per the NY Daily News. "Whatever time he needs to take, he'll take. And we'll get him back as soon as possible.

"I know he's very close to his brother so my heart goes out to him. He cherishes his family. He does a great job of maintaining all the relationships. It's just a trying moment for him."

On the season, Stoudemire is averaging 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

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