Amare Stoudemire

Some people can't take a joke. Social media was in an uproar early Wednesday over a joke told by ex-NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire.

The 34-year-old, 6' 11" center currently plays for the Hapoel Jerusalem professional basketball club in Israel.

Stoudemire was being interviewed by Israeli website Walla Sport, when he made the comments that got him in hot water.

When asked if he had a problem with an openly gay teammate, Stoudemire laughed and said, “I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive — take a different route to the gym."

When asked by the reporter if he was joking, Stoudemire said there is a kernel of truth in every joke.

Clearly he was joking. It's amazing how the left demands tolerance from others but they criticize anyone with a dissenting opinion.

Following the uproar across the pond in the U.S., Stoudemire was forced to apologize.

“I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” Stoudemire said in a statement Wednesday. “These remarks were taken from a larger interview where a reporter was asking me hypothetical questions, and all my answers had a comedic undertone.”

He continued: "The answers I gave were meant to be taken as jokes and I am deeply sorry for offending anyone."

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  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Homophobe!!
    Remember those who squeal loudest...............

  • SpiceGirl

    errrrr.....damage control!!

  • jussaying

    lol doubtful he was joking. i really get annoyed by celebs who make comments that they know can be taken the wrong way and then back peddle. just say YEAH I SAID IT? AND? then be on your way.

  • KDub

    Ciara dodged a bullet

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Listen I am all for equal rights but a man/anyone has the right to feel some type of way about LGBT community if they want to, its called freedom of speech. It doesn't mean they are h*mophobic, it just means they are not willing and ready to accept them as they are. I wouldn’t call him ignorant I would just say he is stuck in his ways, just like anyone else that is brought up one way and lives by their beliefs.

    All I know is g*ys are everywhere so as long as they are not trying to force you into their type of lifestyle, live and let live. And those who don’t accept the lifestyle, as long as they are not being hurt or threaten, the LGBT community needs to understand that and continue to do them without trying to make it a big deal

  • Glorious Sun

    Right - stand by your words. You "man" enough to say be "man" enough to stand by it. But like HE said, there is a truth in every joke.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    “I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community...These remarks were taken from a larger interview where a reporter was asking me hypothetical questions, and all my answers had a comedic undertone.”
    ===
    I'm pretty sure Amare Stoudeminre didn't write this. Probably his publicist. It's all just professional, scripted damage-control at this point.

  • MissyJ

    I'd have to hear the interview in it's entirety... I TRY not to make a judgments based off a snippet in time.. But knowing Stoudemire I'm incline to agree with ya lol

  • Dr. P

    Yes she did

  • Dr. P

    I like how he's serving David Ruffin, I refuse to Let you go in this pic...he did that!

  • 9nmech

    agreed and add blacks Mexicans and Arabs

  • Buttercup

    Bigly

  • Buttercup

    The back peddling irks me as well.

  • Libra80sBaby

    WOW!! I knew I hadnt heard anything about him for a min. Didn't know he was playing ball overseas. What irks me is ppl being FORCED to apologize for EVERY fukin thang they say out of their mouth. It was a JOKE. damn .

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Protecting his coins. If he wants any chance of getting picked up by an NBA team again I guess he figured he had to come up with this kind of statement.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Off Topic: I am NOT here for this Xscape Reunion. Blah

  • Jen_no_juice

    Really??? Why come *lip quivering*

  • Libra80sBaby

    I just dont think they were big enough to do this and it be successful. Just dont think this will fair well

  • Jen_no_juice

    I'm mad at him for apologizing. It was a joke. You could hear the way he said it. Folks so sensitive these days

  • Libra80sBaby

    Several....Bow Wow, 50 Cent, Future....you name it

  • Jen_no_juice

    I don't see them headlining but I'd see them on a line up

  • imright

    stop fcking apologizing!!!!! ??

  • Vegas1989

    WOW...he look bad. I didn't know that he was out of the NBA.I thought he was on the injury list somewhere....SMH....

  • imright

    34???

  • Libra80sBaby

    RIGHT! Like why even say the chit, if you KNOW ppl gone be offended?? I think he THOUGHT since he over the pond, no one was gone read this chit

  • Libra80sBaby

    Chitlin Circuit at best. They wont be at the Garden for sure.

  • Phillybruh

    It simply requires people to think before they speak, everything I think should never ever leave my mouth.

  • Libra80sBaby

    True....But dont be putting out a statement after the fact. You said it, own it.

  • Jen_no_juice

    You know athletes age bad. The sport is hard on their body and the face seems to follow. LeBron and Kobe in they 30s looking 40-50 years old

  • Phillybruh

    So why say anything at all. Just collect your check and keep it moving, this was said to generate some interest in him that otherwise wasn't there. If you not worried about gays why are they even running through your mind in an interview.

  • Phillybruh

    So why say anything at all. Just collect your check and keep it moving, this was said to generate some interest in him that otherwise wasn't there. If you not worried about gays why are they even running through your mind in an interview.

  • Ni Ni

    Why do NBA players look so dang old? Are they taking some type of supplements?

  • Ni Ni

    Why do NBA players look so dang old? Are they taking some type of supplements?

  • Phillybruh

    Lebron looked 40 in high school though...lol

  • Phillybruh

    Lebron looked 40 in high school though...lol

  • Libra80sBaby

    LMAO....and did

  • Libra80sBaby

    LMAO....and did

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    •Nothing wrong associating with those whom you prefer.

    •Marginalizing someone for no reason other than who they are is wrong and suspicious.

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    •Nothing wrong associating with those whom you prefer.

    •Marginalizing someone for no reason other than who they are is wrong and suspicious.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Lol

  • Jen_no_juice

    Lol

  • Renee26

    Same....I loved them in the 90's and I know they will sound different in their more mature voices. If there's enough uproar saying how good the new music sounds then I may possibly cop the new joint. I didn't cop the newest Jodeci and only heard one of their songs...it was ok but not the same

  • Smurfette

    I remember my first communal shower? Back in college. Just lost the state championship match? Tried to drown my sorrows under the lukewarm water. My sorrows soon turned to joy? Boobies, booty, and coochie everywhere? Bigginz, littleinz, inbetweeninz, boobies boobies boobies. If I had a penis it definitely would have been erect? Good times. Good good times?

  • Renee26

    Open post good: Are we going to talk about Black Ink and that thigh tattoo Cease got? His matriarch's face possibly getting hit with his flaccid peen on a daily basis...Thigh tattoos on men? Can we discuss this

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Any chance Sandra's putting together a story about Jeff Sessions fibbing in front of congress?

  • jussaying

    right but see when i'm just kidding, i let the person know right then. not make a coy statement esp to a news reporter (lmao not article) but that's just me.

  • Renee26

    She has to find a way to spin it in their favor

  • jussaying

    lmfao. what a perv.

  • Renee26

    Lol...this is why I would never feel comfortable showering in a public setting...I didn't even like changing in the dressing rooms. Prying eyes

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "His matriarch's face possibly getting hit with his flaccid peen on a daily basis"
    ---------
    Why would you even put that image in our heads this early in the morning?
    #sowrong :-)

  • hi-liter

    This is a family blog ma'am.

  • Libra80sBaby

    lol

  • Renee26

    Lol...well it's the truth! It was huge and on his frontal thigh

  • Renee26

    Sike! LMAO

  • Angela

    She's trying to find a way to blame Barack?

  • hi-liter

    LOL....

  • Malcom Flex

    THE CLOSET KILLS. MALES WHO DISS GAYS ARE DOWN LOW HOMOPHOBES ARE GAY

  • hi-liter

    That's an awful picture of Amare.

  • Sucker Free

    Girrrlll...Kandi and Tiny don't need my coins. I'd watch them on an award show...but that's about it

  • Renee26

    or he just looks awful

  • Music lover

    You never mess with your money
    He could've said , I love all people no matter their sexual orientation and no I don't have a problem with an openly gay teammate.
    He needs to be carefull what he says in interviews

  • Smurfette

    Ha! Don't be skurred? Trust me when I say 9.5 out of 10 people in there with you are just as uncomfortable. It's natural. Normal. To feel as such? Highly unlikely anyone is looking at you in a sexual manner. For they're too concerned about he next one doing the same to them. In fact? I could be wrong, but I'd imagine women are more concerned with the other women judging them?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    That part! Umma even add the white racist people too.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Maybe he didnt say that, because that's not how he feels.

  • Smurfette

    I know rite?

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    Is that Amar’e Stoudemire? I thought I knew who he was, looking at that picture I don't.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Pretty Much...lol

  • Renee26

    Right...trying to be Mr. Funny Man. He could have just said I respect and appreciate all of my teammates and left sexuality out of the response all together

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Aging like old cheese.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I just bust out laughin....What you say, he aging like brie? lol

  • Sucker Free

    Been trying to teach my 17 year old this very thing...

  • Smurfette

    We are fam uh lee, take a communal shower with me??

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I agree why say anything but he does have the right to freedom of speech. I was taught that it doesn't matter what U say, its how U say it! And if u don't know what to say, then shut the fuk up! All I know is Amar'e needs to just dig himself a hole and climb in it bcuz the g*ys about to come for his neck!

  • Justlooknout

    Why is he up there looking like cross between Lamonte Sanford and Bill Withers.

    Thought this photo circa 72.

  • Justlooknout

    He could have shut the Hail up.

  • Libra80sBaby

    And why his 'stache look like that black bald man that been on Sesame Street for 70 years??

  • Libra80sBaby

    DASSIT...lol

  • Smurfette

    ??

  • KDub

    Who is YEW?

  • Libra80sBaby

    OT: Yall heard about Wayne being hooked on that "Boy" so bad, his veins collapsed??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    if a gay man bothers your azz or you feel some kind of way... Check yourself ... Nine times out of ten.... You sir are not that person's type obviously ...? look at ya ... Moving on... Any man that is so offended by gay men are totally hiding something ... Steer clear from these guys .... These the ones that will have ya with HIV

  • Vonn

    Imma tell Papa Smurf that you are nasty. Gonna get your name changed to Freaky Deaky Smurf.

  • SummerBaby

    :waiting:

  • Buttercup

    I was wondering the same thing. I don't think that's babe. This person had a Disqus account 8 years ago. I recall someone on the old blog with the handle Smurfette.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??????????

  • KDub

    So TMZ done came with the recepits on Tyrese wife? Who GAF man? Lord I wish they would go away. Okay. She black. Nobody cared when she was thought to be the opposite tho. Stop this mess

  • KDub

    Tell that person give us a sign

  • Smurfette

    JeNnaaaaay????????

  • Buttercup

    So Cryrese sent receipts to Harvey? Team too much.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Try that anytime you try to convince shyt is bound to fail .... Tyrese SMH

  • Vonn

    We are going to turn you over to Gargamel.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hey my sugga lumps ??

  • Renee26

    I think people were wondering mainly because he called her his black queen. So eyebrows were raised... African American, African, or foreign "black"

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah Fox News has already flipped the script talking about Obama left some type of cabal in the intelligence community and they are trying to bring Trumpy down.
    No mention that the allegations are true.

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    @alwaysajokester:disqus It's March. We made it. Patiently awaits that deposit while submitting new applications.

  • KDub

    You ever seen the video with Smurfette droppin it low an spreadin it wide for all the Smurfs including Papa...to the tune of Back That Thang Up? *cries*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!
    Let someone tell a black joke or female joke and see how you like it.

  • Smurfette

    Ha!??

  • Buttercup

    ? *in DMX's voice* Lord, gimme a sign

  • Renee26

    The ones that get fighting mad just being in a gay mans presence...or that are quick to point them out and look at them in disgust YEAH those are the ones to watch out for.

  • Vonn

    No, but I'll Google it later. This Smurfette May be inspired by that video.

  • Smurfette

    ??

  • Renee26

    DYING!!

  • KDub

    Comes to find out she a light skinned Jamaican like Mrs. Hart. I mean good for em. The part really done RE-pist me...is its tambout she makes 6 figures and has a masters. Whoop de damn DEW.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    man ????

  • Smurfette

    Smurfette????????

  • Renee26

    Wow....I thought he would have learned after OD'ing on codeine SMDH

  • Rayne

    Who Gordon? I sholl in the hell thought that was him too ???

  • KDub

    I got an interview tomorrow. I want my bonus and to K.I.M

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    Its unnecessary to do so much to try to convince people. If you're comfortable in your ish, you don't feel the need to do all that.

  • TOO REAL

    FORCED APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED. You, who recently, found out that you had some Jewish in you was so proud of that fact. Now question - after everything the Jewish people have gone through how in the hell can you be prejudice against any race, creed, color or religion. AGAIN YOU ARE AN IDIOT

  • SummerBaby

    I just went & read it. The part that I side eyed was they met after he posted an open letter to his future wife.

  • KDub

    Whale...I GUESS

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There is a reason that gay people call each other family--because we know who each other are and I think some mean go on the offensive when they are around other gay men because they don't won't to be outed.

    Basically they want to threaten the gay man in their presence if he tries to out them.

  • Smurfette

    ??

  • iWasteTime

    This is what he looks like #currently ...

  • Smurfette

    ??

  • KDub

    Im side eye'n most of it. It made sure to ADD that she is from US. Not Dubai. Peeped that too

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Sis.
    Folks cared in the comment section here yesterday.
    I stopped caring when Creflo counseled them ... lol #FOH

  • Rayne

    He does look like he played ball in the 70's tho. ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    true love is never boastful like this at all...

  • Libra80sBaby

    The comments on the Xscape reunion on another blog, got me cryin laughin!!

  • iWasteTime

    Yes and older than 35

  • Renee26

    Shorts mid thigh and socks to the knees...yeah

  • SummerBaby

    The way they posted her ancestory sounded like a commercial.

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    No interviews yet but I've just kicked a few things into high gear. Word on the street is our bonuses may hit tomorrow. If it does, I may call out.

  • KDub

    I think Wayne has alot of pain issues related to his shooting as a pre-teen and tries to medicate and mask. I dont think he is crazy. I dont think he is a traditional addict. I think its pain mgmt gone wrong.

  • Libra80sBaby

    "Cryrese" ....lmaoooooooo

  • Renee26

    He looks like he's lived a very HARD life...which is weird considering how in shape BB players tend to be....I wonder if he's another Rodman type

  • Yoni7

    You need to....pick yo afro Amar'eeeee, because it flat on one siiiiddeeee.

  • Buttercup

    I can't take credit for that one. I can't remember who said it yesterday, but it's stuck like Cassette Michelle.

  • Rayne

    ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The problem was that the joke was well-planned and thought out and fairly juvenile

    You would have sounded better if he had masked his homophobia with some sort of religious statement, but he had to talk about taking a shower.

    Again he's been thinking about this subject for a minute.

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    Jeff Sessions met with Russia ambassador to U.S. twice last year and lied about it during confirmation hearing.

  • Ms. YaYa

    When she was doing the tattoo, I was sitting there like, dang that's gonna be a huge tattoo and why put it there????

  • KDub

    A lot of folks cared yes. He has stated his feelings for black women and then tried to tap dance his way back on them to sell records, further himself whatever. But damn let that man choose who he wants. Now on flip side of that, Ty take your choice and get the hell on nah.

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    Well at the end of the day a joke is simple a joke. Good or bad. Whomever gets offended took that joke as a truth. That's not his fault. No apologies. That's like a comedian apologizing for being funny. Or trying ?

  • Libra80sBaby

    He knew he would get dragged if she wasnt black....he doing too much Al damn ready. Like, bye Tyrese

  • Carrington

    The left?!?!

  • KDub

    And loan a sister like myself some scrilla if you can. Thanks lmao.

  • KDub

    JESS said this above.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I ain't here for it... They was okay back in the day but nah not enough to want back... Maybe that 90's feel music... But not the group ... Besides too much negative attached to two of the members .... Bound to fail... Js ..

  • Yoni7

    New post - dummies and guns

  • Renee26

    Makes sense...a person should not be threatened by the appearance or mannerisms of another person unless it's threatening to them. They don't see a threat to their masculinity..it's a threat of revealing who they truly are.

  • Carrington

    Does he run from his brother? That is the question.

  • Renee26

    And will face no consequences behind it

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    I can let you hold $5 or $10. What's your rush card information?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    TRUE!

  • Renee26

    I'm shy

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    BLOOP!

  • Angela

    I think she moonlights at Faux News????????????????????

  • Renee26

    Right...of alll the places on your body you want it there....could have been on the calf muscle, back...anywhere but there. When I think of male thigh tattoos I think of something that would look like a scar, or a robotic leg or something...not mommas face

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I hope you get it. I got a couple promising emails so hopefully...

  • KDub

    You trying to break into nonprofits right? Or I got you confused with another Rose? Regardless that is a HUGE start to even be getting responses

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    You might be on to something

  • Libra80sBaby

    I aint here for it either. They were not big enough to be able to do this and it be successful IMO

  • Libra80sBaby

    I agree. But wayment, didnt he shoot himself??

  • Dkwitty

    Both he and his wife are ignorant assholes. They deserve each-other.

  • Libra80sBaby

    They say the OD was heroin , not codeine. Codeine was the gateway to heroine. Opioid tolerance with the lean go too high. Needed something stronger.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lmao

  • Solstice

    I see no lies! Speak that truth!! ??

  • KDub

    Yes.

  • KDub

    Was accident

  • Solstice

    When I heard about Creflo being his spiritual advisor or whatever I was done ? Like really? ?

  • tynamight

    "Clearly he was joking."

    "all my answers had a comedic undertone"

  • Libra80sBaby

    Oh! I see you meant ACTUAL pain. Not emotional pain.

  • Renee26

    See...I can't

  • Yoni7

    Hey! I asked about you yesterday. How are you?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Open POST: Roses I have a question....what do you do when you hate a friends spouse? I have a friend who is like a ray of light she is always smiling and being positive but she married a surly lil troll. He never speaks and is always ignorant which leaves awkwardness in the room at every event. He came to my place with her for the first time a few days ago and just sat there looking at his phone not responding to her questions or statements. Its like he gets off on embarrassing her to her friends. Anyway we are all going to an event this spring and Im not sure if I want to go anymore. Idk if I can spend a minute around someone so damn mean. Im thinking about backing out cause she invited him without telling us in the first place. The minute she told our circle he was coming there was a collective eye roll. My one gf backed out already so that justs leaves us three going as of today. Idk what to do smh...

  • puppylove

    You could tell her yall thought it was a girls trip. Either bring your S/O or tell her you aren't coming.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    It's me, yes trynna get with a non-profit. Had interview at a cancer one and a respite one emailed me the other day

  • Rachel

    I don't see what the problem is. People need to under this man was being interviewed by an Israeli reporter. I'm sorry but every country ain't gay friendly. Like what they expected him to say in a country where he working for income and a country that is not putting LBGT issues in the limelight.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Everyone isn't going to embrace it but don't say what you mean and apologize when you truly mean it. Null and void.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Either all your girls could back out and that might send a clear message that nobody wants to be around her troll of a husband or you girls can go and ignore the shyt outta him!!! Make it a point to speak with her only and act like he's not even there. If it's just you her and him going I wouldn't do it...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Hey sweetie! Better than i was before, thank u for asking!!???

  • KDub

    Every SMALL step man. This is GREAT news!!!

  • nekkkyj

    Everybody wants gay people to be treated like saints nobody can say anything bad about them they are sinners

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yup.. He said it so he should own it. Nobody believes a lame apology after the fact.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I would just simply ask him why are you so mean. It seems like he wants all the attention so that will let him know he bring negative vibes with him. Say it in a nice way tho.

  • first page

    OKAAAAAAYYYYY!!! IT WAS A JOKE!!!!

  • Evillene

    That's just stupid sh*t to say. Intolerance is always a bad look.

  • YellowSauce

    nope .. people these day apologize to keep their contracts ... people say things and THEN remember they need to feed their families AND THEN apologize FOH ... furthermore gay bashing is not funny so where is the joke .. he mean that sh!%& ... stop letting people mess with your intelligence especially these "celebrities" they think lying to you is a game

  • bemetoo

    It was a joke got damnmit... But the gag is DONT NOBODY WANT HIS LIL ? they want them ??

  • first page

    We are human and make mistakes there is no way we have to be held accountable for EVERY THING WE SAY!!! Sure he has to keep his contracts but that just means say it at the dinner table and NOT on social media. I played the dozens with hetero's and gays!!! It was a joke! Trump is a joke and THAT is NOT funny!

  • Jen_no_juice

    I heard them all the time. Most aren't offensive because it's a JOKE! And know not to take it that serious

  • Username 222

    Exactly..I don't really think he said anything that bad even if he wasn't joking. Some men aren't comfortable showering and being naked around a gay man. What's really wrong with that?

  • missk85

    not acknowledge and keep it moving. been there before with fam and friends. we can be in the same room and I will try to be cordial but don't push it lol

  • Username 222

    Ignore his azz and have fun with your friends.

  • CaramelDrop

    He looks JUST LIKE Frederick Douglas! It so uncanny!

  • NAYB

    How are you asking to be treated like a saint simply by wanting to be able to be in a locker room and mind your business like everyone else is without negative vibes .you sound so dumb. That's merely wanting to be treated the same, no one is asking for special treatment.

  • YellowSauce

    listen .. I agree about him making human mistakes … yes we all make them and now here is the but …. he did say it out loud and it is not the first time he said it … he did NOT say it at the dinner table …. I work in a corporate office and so i am well aware of the repercussions of such actions …. so yes please make allowances for irresponsible behavior and this is why "they " KEEP doing it ….

  • first page

    Can you imagine your life, right now, being recorded? It is still a mistake. How many times can you make a mistake? How many times can you make the SAME mistake? We are human and unfortunately ignorance lives as well as the "i dont give a fck" attitude...what can you say? I will say it is very good of him to make a public apology of something HE felt inappropriate:-/