JERUSALEM — Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire has told an Israeli sports website he would avoid a gay teammate.

Of a gay teammate, Stoudemire tells Walla Sport, “I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner.”

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When asked if he was joking, he said “there’s always a truth within a joke.”

Stoudemire now plays for a Jerusalem team in the Israeli Premier League.

When he was with the Knicks in 2012, Stoudemire was fined $50,000 by the NBA after he tweeted a gay slur at a fan. He apologized for that incident in a statement, saying he’s “a huge supporter of civil rights for all people.”