Amar'e Stoudemire has issued an apology for the homophobic comments he made while speaking to an Israeli media outlet about how he'd feel if one of his teammates were gay.

Stoudemire told the reporter that he'd "shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner,' and when asked if he was joking he responded, "there's always some truth within a joke."

In his apology, STAT said his answers were meant to be taken as jokes. 

Per ESPN,

"I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community," Stoudemire said in a statement. "These remarks were taken from a larger interview where a reporter was asking me hypothetical questions, and all my answers had a comedic undertone."

"The answers I gave were meant to be taken as jokes, and I am deeply sorry for offending anyone," Stoudemire said.

Former NBA player, and one of the first openly gay athletes, John Amaechi, issued a statement of his own following Stoudemire's initial comments which you can check out here.