Amar'e Stoudemire has missed the past four games after his older brother Hazell Stoudemire Jr. passed away in a car accident involving a tractor-trailer. To honor Hazell, who he considered his guardian angel, Amar'e got a teardrop tattoo to represent that he will forever be crying inside. In his return against the Raptors, Stoudemire and the Knicks made a nine-point fourth-quarter comeback and won on a Jeremy Lin three-pointer at the buzzer. Stoudemire finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds and dedicated the victory to Hazell on Twitter after the game.
That game was for u Bra (Hazell Stoudemire Jr) , for ever crying inside. Love you !!— Amar'e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) February 15, 2012
[via Larry Brown Sports]
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