Stoudemire breaks quarantine for second time; faces two-week suspension in next incident

2020-06-19T21:40:31+00:00 2020-06-20T16:38:58+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

19/Jun/20 21:40

If Stoudemire breaks the quarantine again, he’ll be suspended from training and playing.

By Eurohoops Team/

Maccabi Tel Aviv center Amar’e Stoudemire broke the quarantine ahead of the resumption of the Israeli championship Sunday (21/6) which resulted in the Winner League fining the club 30,000 shekels.

This was the second time that Stoudemire breaks the quarantine and Maccabi is imposed with this fine. The six-time NBA All-Star had been sighted visiting a mall in Tel Aviv in late May.

“The league management is very serious about Amare’ Stoudemire violating the quarantine rules again. This is about the player disregarding the league, the health, and the risks on his teammates and other players. The management fines the team for an additional  30,000 and announces that in the case of another violation, the player will be forced to two weeks of quarantine without practices and games,” the league stated per ONE.

According to the Winner League rules for the resumption of the season, all players are to be quarantined in their homes with the exception of games and practices until the championship is completed on July 30/31. Stoudemire had stated that he doesn’t plan to keep the quarantine rules since it’s impossible for him to do that and still be able to take care of his son: I’m a single parent who has to take care of my son (food, school, afterschool activities). There’s no chance I’m staying home for two months,” Stoudemire had said.