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.
“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.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.