Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire may receive some backlash for the homophobic comments he made Tuesday.
The 34-year-old, who is playing professional basketball in Israel, was asked by Walla Sport whether he would have a problem with a gay teammate.
“I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner,” Stoudemire said.
“And I’m going to drive [and] take a different route to the gym.”
When asked by a reporter whether he really meant what he said, Stoudemire replied, “There’s always a truth within a joke.”
Celtics: Given this accepted trade, it’s clear the asset-rich Celtics just decided to not go after Cousins. They could have easily topped this offer. Some fans in Boston will not be pleased by that, but the opportunity cost going after Cousins at the expense of another star is real for them. Also, the fit with Al Horford raises more questions than the one with Davis. Overall, that one makes sense.
Warriors: It wouldn’t surprise to see the Warriors be aggressive on the buyout market for a big man. It was likely something they were going to look into anyway, but a potential first-round date against Cousins and Davis could raise some eyebrows for them matchup-wise, even if it’s still probably not enough to get the job done.
Rodriguez, 31, was the EuroLeague MVP in 2014 and helped Real Madrid win the EuroLeague title in 2015. He also has been a staple on the Spanish national team, which won bronze at the Rio Olympics.
He came back stateside in 2016-17, averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 assists for the 76ers.