Most people are smart enough to know that you shouldn’t punch the glass case that fire extinguishers are incased in but apparently Amare Stoudemire isn’t that smart. It all went down tonight after the New York Knicks dropped a second playoff game to the Miami Heat.
Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire had to be treated for a left hand laceration that resulted after the star power forward punched glass area that enclosed a fire extinguisher out of frustration for playing such a terrible game.
Twitter was abuzz with jokes like "Amar'e finally figured out how to hit the glass" “Amare's hand was a "crimson mask" after punching a fire extinguisher.” and my favorite The Bobcats would lose by 27 to the fire extinguisher Amare Stoudemire punched.
In all farness Amare was probably just trying to get the fire extinguisher too put out the heat who have been burning the New York Knicks the last two games. To the right is an image of Stoudemire leaving the arena, confirming that he does indeed have his left arm in a sling.
It’s nice to see a player show some fire but when that causes them to hurt themselves and probably end up with a DNP for the remainder of a playoff series it’s just idiotic and not something a veteran captain and NBA all star should be doing. If the New York Knicks hadn’t wasted their amnesty clause on Chauncey Billups I could seriously see them using it on him this offseason. If I’m the Knicks I’d be trading Amare ASAP unfortunately however nobody will want him because of his health problems and non insurable insane NBA contract.