And I Thought Punching a Fire Extinguisher was Stupid…
Frank Francisco has nothing on this! Last week’s chicken taunt is rated PG when you compare it to what Amare Stoudemire tweeted yesterday to a fan who was taunting him. In response to a fan tweeting that Stoudemire has to come back next year, referencing the fact that he had a down year, Stoudemire sent him a direct message saying ““F*ck you. I don’t have to do any thing f*g,”. Honestly, can this guy get any stupider? Hey Amare, just because you send somebody a direct message on twitter does not mean that nobody is going to see it. What the hell is going through his mind as he is writing that?
The Knicks are paying Amare about $100 million dollars over 5 years for brilliance like this. Amare Stoudemire might be a bigger waste of money than current NBA Champion Eddy Curry. In two years with the Knicks, Stoudemire has won 1 playoff game. So he’s about 40 million into the salary and that’s what he has brought to New York. In fact, Amare has both punched as many fire extinguishers and hurt his back while practicing dunks as he has won playoff games. With his stats steadily on the decline, his injury count going up and his stupidity skyrocketing at a record pace, the Knicks need to act now to find trade him to anyone who will take a chance on this guy.
What do LeBron James, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard have in common? They all make LESS money then Amare Stoudemire! Is there any wonder as to how the Knicks decision makers have run this perennial contender into the ground for over a decade now? As LeBron celebrates his first championship and Deron Williams and Dwight Howard look to join forces to do the same, Knick fans will wrongfully look at the future as being bright. If New York fans are satisfied with making the playoffs and losing in the first two rounds, then they might be ok with the current roster. The Knick fans I know are hungry for a title and there is no way that will happen with Amare sucking so much of the payroll up.
The NBA has been on the forefront of fighting anti-gay language and actions for year. After his tweet, Amare send out a message saying “I apologize for what I said earlier.I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No Excuses. Won’t happen again.” Oh yeah, of course, a plane ride usually makes people sound like bigoted assholes, don’t worry about it Amare! Now I’m not stating anything about Amare’s beliefs, as he may have possibly just used the dumbest word possible without thinking about the message it sends, but come on man, you have to be smarter than that. Amare, you play in New York where there are millions of people with different races, religions, sexual orientations and any other background imaginable. Many of them are big fans of the Knicks and yourself. Well, at least they were.