Amare Stoudemire is a former NBA star turned coach. The 6’10 athlete has been active since 2002 with stints on the Pheonix Suns, The New York Knicks, and Miami Heat. Now retired, the father of four recently graduated college and received his MBA. However, he recently ran into some trouble for the way he chose to discipline his daughter.
Stoudemire is a married father of four children – Amare Jr, Are, Alijah and Assata. He and his estranged wife, Alexis Welch, have dated since 2002 and married in 2012. The couple filed for divorce after it was revealed that Stoudemire fathered a love child with his mistress, Quynn Lovett back in 2017 . Despite filing for divorce, the case was dismissed in 2019 after Amare Stoudemire failed to provide proper paper work. Now fast forward three years later, Stoudemire’s family is back in the news after the former basketball player was recently taken into custody after disciplining his teen daughter.
The family was staying in their Brickell Key condominium in Miami last month, where things reportedly got ugly between him and one of his two daughters. Police reports claim that Stoudemire was taken into custody after he reportedly struck one of his daughters. Amare Stoudemire’s estranged wife shared images from the incident with law enforcement. Following the allegations, Amare released a statement declaring his innocence. “Over the last 24 hours, an incident at my family home led to my being charged with assaulting my daughter. It is an allegation based on a report that does not square with the facts.”
The incident is said to have stemmed from the young lady being disrespectful to her grandmother. After posting $1,500 bail, Amare was also hit with a stay away order, which means the basketball player can not have any contact with his teen daughter. This isn’t Amare Stoudemire’s first run-in with law enforcement. In 2019, the former NBA player was pulled over for speeding. He was said to be going 90 in the 70 mph zone and was alone in his 2018 black Tesla. Amare complied with police and said he thought he was in an express lane. The officer noted he had a good attitude and gave him a citation for $280.
December 18, 2022
Despite Amare Stoudemire’s daughter’s claims, the former NBA Player continues to declare his innocence.