Amar’e Stoudemire is still waiting for that all-important call back to the NBA although several other things are going on in his life. That includes the 36-year-old filing for divorce from his wife and, most recently, being pulled over for speeding.

According to The Blast, Stoudemire filed for divorce from his wife of nearly six-years after it was revealed he was fathering a love child. The former NBA star filed a petition for dissolution of marriage with minor children against Alexis Welch. The two have been dating since the 2000s and both officially tied the knot in 2012. They have four kids: Ar’e, Amar’e Jr., Assata and Alijah.

The split comes after it was found that the 9th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft fathered a love child with a Florida woman named Quynn Lovett. The latter sued Stoudemire in 2017 for paternity and sought child support for a baby girl named Zoe Renee. The case was eventually settled in October of that year. But his woes seem far from over, leading to the most recent divorce proceedings.

The courts dismissed Stoudemire’s divorce case since legal papers were never served. The former NBA star did request for an extension in February but never followed it up. Such caused the judge to dismiss the entire case, The Blast revealed in another report.

Now, a new issue has cropped up with Stoudemire reportedly being pulled over by Florida law enforcement. He was caught doing 90 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone by a laser while driving alone in a 2018 Black Tesla. Aside from that, the apprehending officer also noted how the 6-foot-10 cager’s license had the wrong gender listed.

Stoudemire claimed he thought he was on an express lane and alleged that his dash showed a speed limit of 65. The officer noted, however, the former NBA star had a very good attitude at the time. He will have to pay only $280 and the case will be closed.

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for Stoudemire who is attempting to make an NBA return. He worked out in Las Vegas recently and believed he showed just about enough to possibly get a call. As of this writing, the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year continues to wait.

Amare Stoudemire averaged 17.5 points per game last season.
Amare Stoudemire averaged 17.5 points per game last season. Reuters