Amare Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for making 'offensive comments against the LGBT community'

Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for making 'offensive comments against the LGBT community'

Retired NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire apologized Wednesday for recent remarks taken to be anti-gay.

“I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” Stoudemire said in a statement released by his current team, Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Premier League. “These remarks were taken from a larger interview where a reporter was asking me hypothetical questions, and all my answers had a comedic undertone.”

In a recent interview with Israeli website Walla Sport, Stoudemire was asked how he would deal with an openly gay teammate. He answered:

“I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m...

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