Stoudemire’s Brother died in a terrible car accident early Monday morning in Florida against a tractor trailer at about 1:42 am. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, his brother was driving at a high speed rate, with no seatbelt on and collided with the rear of a tractor. He was instantly pronounced dead at the incident.
The team said that Stoudemire was traveling to Florida to be with his family and would not be with the team for Monday night’s game against the Jazz in New York. The team did not know when he will return. Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said Stoudemire can take “whatever time he needs to take” before returning to the team.
Following the Knicks’ 99-88 win against Utah, Stoudemire tweeted: “Even though I’m going through hard times right now. #SadDay. Great job tonight team. Jermeny Lin that’s how we play. Ya boy SunTzu.”