Amar’e Stoudemire Punches Fire-Extinguisher Glass Case, Could Miss Thursday’s Game
The New York Knicks were going to have a tough time beating the Miami Heat during the first round of the NBA playoffs, but things got a lot worse shortly after game 2. Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly punched a fire-extinguisher glass case after the loss and severely cut his hand. Paramedics were called to the scene and Stoudemire’s status for Thursday’s game is uncertain.
Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that that Stoudemire had suffered cuts to his hand during a postgame accident. Supranowitz also said that paramedics were called in to treat Stoudemire but did not give any further details.
Later that night Stoudemire tweeted:
“I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start.”
The Knicks don’t seem to know if Stoudemire will be playing when they face the Heat for game three this Thursday. Tyson Chandler said that he didn’t know Stoudemire’s exact condition but did say that the Knicks star would probably be out of Thursday’s game. Chandler said:
“I just know that he has a laceration and he’s probably going to be out… Amar’e is a huge piece of this team and without him, it’s going to make it more difficult…. It’s tough. Your emotions are running high and a split-second decision can obviously alter things. You can’t fault anybody because Amar’e is a good person that has high emotions at times. One quick decision making mistake and now you’ve got to deal with the repercussions.”
Do the Knicks have a chance if Amar’e Stoudemire sits out of game three?