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Amar'e Stoudemire's Fire Extinguisher Punch: Awesome or Epic Fail?

Sports 2012/05/01 19:00:00
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Tell us if you've ever read this headline before: "Team loses game. Star player injures hand after punching glass, fire extinguisher." Chances are, until Monday night, a headline like that would have never crossed your mind. Now it's in the minds of every single New York Knicks fan, and it's currently the butt of jokes throughout social media.

The Knicks lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Miami Heat by a final score of 104-94. It was a hard fought game, but ultimately, like Game 1, the end result was the same. And while there's not necessarily moral victories in sports, Game 2 certainly wasn't an embarrassing blowout like Game 1 was.

It's bad enough the Knicks have had to deal with injuries throughout this year, among Jeremy Lin, Amar'e Stoudemire, Baron Davis, Iman Shumpert and others. Now it looks like they'll lose an important member of their team yet again. Only this time, the injury is due to stupid, rather than just plain bad luck.

After the Knicks' Game 2 loss, Stoudemire punched a glass casing that contained a fire hydrant. He reportedly injured his hand, needed stitches due to several lacerations caused by the punch, and was even caught on camera walking out of the Heat's home arena in a sling. Uh-oh. Sources tell ESPN that Stoudemire may not just be out for Game 3, but possibly the rest of the playoff series. Stoudemire apologized on Twitter without going into details, but it may be too little, too late for him -- and for the Knicks' playoff hopes this year.

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  • Arel 2012/05/05 23:00:57
    Epic Fail
    Arel
    So silly.
  • GotAProblem 2012/05/04 04:48:32
  • compufreek 2012/05/03 12:00:45
    Epic Fail
    compufreek
    Dumb!!! Doesn't he now have a broken hand???? How's that going to help his team go further into the playoffs??
  • john 2012/05/02 23:23:34
  • Callaway 2012/05/02 20:55:45 (edited)
    Epic Fail
    Callaway
    +1
    Your team is in the playoffs and your having a bad game, your rookie phenom is gone for the year and the best you can do is smash a fire extinguisher and injure yourself and your suppose to be a team leader??? A WTF moment in sports I doubt Willis Reed or Patrick Ewing would have done that of course they understood the meaning of team.
  • jacktown kid 2012/05/02 15:05:03
    Epic Fail
    jacktown kid
    +2
    That was just downright STUPID
  • antonio 2012/05/02 14:38:43
    Epic Fail
    antonio
    +1
    He punched it in game 2 when game 3&4 are hosted at newYork like honestly? are you that dumb
  • jackie 2012/05/02 13:30:17
    Epic Fail
    jackie
    +1
    ROFL and rofl at top comment gif
  • bozo 2012/05/02 13:27:27
    Epic Fail
    bozo
    +1
    another over paid over egoed, out of control basket ball player.

    Yo amare, its a game your playing a game,
    try to get a grip on reality, get into therpy someplace,

    professionals and a medication adjustments should be able to assist you lead a normal life again.

    man ya can take to boy out of the ghetto but ya can't take the ghetto out of the boy,
    hummmmm when if ever do they grow up????
  • GoodEncounter 2012/05/02 12:19:05
    Epic Fail
    GoodEncounter
    +2
    All that money and no common sense or self control. What a waste.
  • ann 2012/05/02 08:24:31
    Epic Fail
    ann
    +1
    never like it
  • Bob DiN 2012/05/02 07:45:56
    Epic Fail
    Bob DiN
    +1
    Too much fighting in basketball. You see more punching in a basketball game than in a boxing match.
  • Ramon 2012/05/02 07:21:27
    Epic Fail
    Ramon
    +2
    What a loser!! I bet he feels really stupid now. He's going to miss the rest of the series with Miami...and maybe the rest of the playoffs for New York.
  • Nimara 2012/05/02 07:10:16
    Epic Fail
    Nimara
    +4
    Um, dude, you get paid money no matter if you win or lose a stupid game!!!
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/05/02 06:52:08
    Epic Fail
    cmdrbnd007
    +3
    Pretty damn stupid if you ask me.
  • angie 2012/05/02 03:57:55
    Epic Fail
    angie
    +2
    Fire him.
  • Sterling angie 2012/05/02 05:59:11
    Sterling
    +1
    You don't watch basketball much eh?
  • MrFabulous47 2012/05/02 02:58:45
    Epic Fail
    MrFabulous47
    +3
    What an idiot! Completely self-centered & thoughtless action. This guys been around long enough to know how valuable he is to this team. Knicks are so deep they should be able to just show up to the court & win the majority of their games. But they barely played .500 ball this year & got one coach fired. Bunch of headcases who can't play even the slightest bit of defense. Watch LeBron & D-Wade just cruise down the middle all night long at the next game. Typical.
  • Dick Nixon 2012/05/02 02:26:19
    Epic Fail
    Dick Nixon
    +1
    Duh!!!
  • blissful 2012/05/02 01:35:50
    Epic Fail
    blissful
    +1
    What'd he go and do that for!? I think the wall would have been safer.. Lol!-lol!
  • Firefly 2012/05/02 00:22:24
    Awesome
    Firefly
    +3
    # 1

    on the

    Dork list...

    AWESOME ;0 )
  • george 2012/05/01 22:14:50
    Epic Fail
    george
    +3
    Emotions got the best of him. It doesn't matter for the Knicks, they're not going anywhere.
  • mblack 2012/05/01 21:44:57
    Epic Fail
    mblack
    +1
    Heat are better.
  • jermo 2012/05/01 21:05:06
    Epic Fail
    jermo
  • gone i guess 2012/05/01 20:43:14
    Epic Fail
    gone i guess
    +3
    lol,hes stupid
  • This is W³ 2012/05/01 20:19:25
    Epic Fail
    This is W³
    +13
    What a dumbass:

    dumbass
  • Nimara This is W³ 2012/05/02 07:11:10
    Nimara
    +2
    That is hilarious
  • Bob DiN This is W³ 2012/05/02 07:47:30
    Bob DiN
    +2
    A crazy dumbass.
  • smitty 2012/05/01 20:07:22
    Epic Fail
    smitty
    +2
    I punched a steel door when I was a kid. Broke some bones in my hand. Stupid Stupid Stupid.
  • Yoyoyo 2012/05/01 19:57:18
    Epic Fail
    Yoyoyo
    +2
    Flippin idiot.
  • mike schwartz 2012/05/01 12:40:07
    Awesome
    mike schwartz
    +6
    Glasshole!
  • mm61675 mike sc... 2012/05/01 20:28:10

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