Lost in the Giants Super Bowl hysteria and Jeremy Lin obsession, Amare Stoudemire has been dealing with the death of his older brother, Hazell. Hazell Stoudemire Jr. died instantly when his car hit a tractor trailer. Stoudemire, who is a very emotional player on the court, did not hold any emotion back during his brother’s funeral. 

Stoudemire has not played since February 4th and will likely rejoin the Knicks in the upcoming week. When Stoudemire comes back, expect a lot of emotional play from the Knicks power forward. Don’t forget that the last time Stat played with a pass-first, pick-and-roll point guard (Steve Nash), he was a perennial All-Star…

As always, our thoughts and prayers go out to Amare’s family.

Stat Will Be Back Soon--AP Photo