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NY Tabloids Responded To Amar'e Stoudemire Punching A Fire Extinguisher With Some Epic Headlines
Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2012 | Tony Manfred

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/01/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Amar'e Stoudemire went and attacked a fire extinguisher last night after the losing to the Heat, and now he'll possibly be out for the season with a lacerated hand.

This morning, as you can imagine, the New York tabloids responded with some solid headlines.


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TOPICS: Society; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: amarestoudemire; knicks; newyork; tabloid

1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

For those who did not know...

See here:

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/other_nba/view.bg?articleid=1061128488&srvc=sports&position=recent

Amare Stoudemire cuts hand following Game 2 loss

EXCERPT:

MIAMI — Amare Stoudemire draped a towel over his left hand as he walked into the privacy of the New York Knicks’ training room an hour after the game, needing a sanctuary from prying eyes.

The specifics of what Stoudemire did immediately after Game 2 were unclear. Only this was certain: His hand was cut so severely that doctors and paramedics were summoned, drops of blood stained the carpet, a piece of glass in the door to a fire-extinguisher case needed to be replaced, and a bad night for the Knicks on the court got much worse when Stoudemire walked off it.

Stoudemire’s availability — and New York’s hopes — for the rest of this Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat look bleak at best, first because the Knicks were beaten 104-94 on Monday night to fall into a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven matchup, then because of whatever emotions boiled over near the locker room afterward.

“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,” Stoudemire wrote on Twitter about two hours after the game.

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2 posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

While smashing the glass was dumb, as a Knick fan, part of me is glad that Stoudemire cares enough to be that angry after a loss.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“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,” Stoudemire wrote on Twitter about two hours after the game.

Thank God he can still tweet.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:11 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Real tough guy. Fire extinguishers don’t hit back.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Above My Pay Grade
While smashing the glass was dumb, as a Knick fan, part of me is glad that Stoudemire cares enough to be that angry after a loss.

He's the anti-Lamar Odom, he would have just yawned and said "Oh, Well...where's my paycheck?"

6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Above My Pay Grade; ml/nj; All
Stoudemire isn't the first athlete to suffer a hand injury by hitting some object in frustration and anger, and he won't be the last.
7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SeekAndFind

Better a fire extinguisher than some other guy’s face.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:12:50 AM PDT by DManA
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To: circlecity

“Real tough guy. Fire extinguishers don’t hit back.”

They don’t feel pain or have families, either. Would you rather have him hit a person?

I like Stoudemire. He came from a REALLY bad family, with his father absent and his mother and brothers in and out of prison all through his life, but has managed to stay out of trouble and make something of himself.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:13:54 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
While smashing the glass was dumb, as a Knicks fan, part of me is glad that Stoudemire cares enough to be that angry after a loss.

Exactly what I was going to say. A lot of big-money players don't seem to give a rat's butt about anything but their own personal careers.

10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: justiceseeker93

Could be much worse - I still remember the video of the Argentine (I think) basketball player who rendered himself a quadriplegic when he slammed his head into the basketball goal support after missing a layup. Tragic what uncontrolled pride can do.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:14:52 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: SeekAndFind

Happened in the ‘85 World Series. John Tudor was frustrated and punched a ceiling fan. He eliminated himself from the Series.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:15:16 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

NY Post: Fire Drilled!


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:20:19 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Did he say, “This is for Trayvon” before he hit the extinguisher?


15 posted on 05/01/2012 7:21:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
As a PHX Suns fan, I agree. I loved him in PHX. No, he doesn't play defense. You can get four other guys for that. But he does care.

I remember Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke his hand when smashing the structure that held the baskets up. I think that happened at the same time when he caught a finger in his eye that caused him severe eye damage. But thank God someone somewhere in pro sports still cares about winning and losing.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Above My Pay Grade
"They don’t feel pain or have families, either. Would you rather have him hit a person?"

Uhhh, I would rather him hit nothing and not betray his team by eliminating his contributions for the rest of the playoffs. He may have just cost his teammates a championship. Looks like he has a ways to go.

17 posted on 05/01/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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Uhhh, I would rather him hit nothing and not betray his team by eliminating his contributions for the rest of the playoffs

Which would have been all of two games.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: circlecity

It was a very, dumb thing to do, as Stoudemire has admitted.

My main response was to the other poster derisively calling him a “tough guy” for hitting a fire extinguisher that can’t fight back. The implication was that a “real” tough guy would punch a human who could fight back. (Think Meta World Piece of &$^% visciously elbowing Harden).

As for the championship, after going down 2-0, it didn’t look like that was happening anyway.

At any rate, if this is the worst thing he ever does, he is OK in my book.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 7:33:50 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: dfwgator
Did he say, “This is for Trayvon” before he hit the extinguisher?

He let his hoodie do the talk'n.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind
It would have been more interesting if he had a made up name like Amar'e Fire Safety instead of Stoudemire to mirror Metta World Peace thugging it up on the court.
21 posted on 05/01/2012 7:43:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: jagusafr; SeekAndFind; ml/nj; All
Could be much worse.

Yes, he could have fractured a bone or cut a tendon. That would have kept him out for the rest of the playoffs.

22 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: circlecity

Stoudemire did not cost his team a championship. When the Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony aka Mr. 1-on-5, THAT’S when they lost their championship hopes.

Any team who thinks they can win a championship with Carmelo Anthony is high off their a**. Carmelo is the most selfish and overrated player in the NBA.

You win a championship through having a team. Having Carmelo automatically disqualifies you on the “team” aspect.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: dfwgator

The fire extinguisher was not the problem. It was punching the glass face of the the fire extinguisher storage case. That’s where the player’s hand really got cut up, when he struck the glass.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 12:07:04 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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