Our old buddy, Amar’e Stoudemire has gotten himself into trouble. The former Suns player was just fined $50,000 by the NBA! See, this is what happens when you move to New York City. Here in the Valley, he was mild-mannered and an all around nice guy. Two years in Gotham, and he’s a menace to society!!! So, what did he do?
The problem started when a fan tweeted something less than flattering about Amar’e and the New York Knicks. Hey, at least THEY made the playoffs! But, I digress. I guess Amar’e didn’t appreciate the tweet. So, he sent a “less than less than flattering” direct message to the guy who, in turn, tweeted a screen shot of the message. I’m not going to quote it here. Let’s just say it was a gay slur.
Amar’e was subsequently fined 50 grand and released this statement: “I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people. I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan. I should have known better and there is no excuse.”