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

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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.