By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will pay a fine of 30,000 Israeli shekels because Amar’e Stoudemire broke the quarantine rules implemented by the Israeli league ahead of the 2019-20 Winner League resumption, his team announced on Friday.
The 37-year-old big man warned he had no intention to follow the protocols set by the Israeli league. He was ultimately spotted wearing a mask in a mall at Tel Aviv.
In its press release, the Israeli powerhouse notes that the 6-time NBA All-Star tested negative in Thursday’s coronavirus tests all players underwent.
Per Maccabi: “Amar’e Stoudemire is a single parent living with his son. We saw the photos where he was seen shopping at a shopping center adjacent to his residence with a mask on his face. According to the guidelines, Amara is not allowed to go outside and shop and this is a violation of the guidelines. Players must adhere to the rules and the club severely considers any directive violation. All players must follow the rules.
It is worth mentioning that the team conducted it’s second covid-19 test yesterday. Amar’e tested negative to the virus by the results we got this morning.”
Another ex-NBA player, Jordan Hamilton previously broke quarantine as well. His team, Hapoel Tel Aviv was also fined 30,000 shekels.
The Winner League is set to restart on June 21 with all twelve top-flight clubs back in action for Round 22 of the regular season.