Amar'e Stoudemire on playing with a gay teammate: 'I'm going to shower across the street"

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire is currently playing professional basketball in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, a team he co-owns. 

This week, Stoudemire was one of several players in the Israeli Basketball Premier League asked by Happa Sports how it would feel to have a gay teammate. 

Stoudemire’s answer? 

“I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner, and drive — take a different route to the gym.” 

The interviewer followed up and asked if he was trying to make a joke. 

“I mean, there’s always a truth within a joke,” Stoudemire responded. 

Every other player included in the segments, meanwhile, did not hesitate to say that having a gay teammate would not be an issue whatsoever.


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