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Amar'e Stoudemire has spoken about his fight with a fire extinguisher

It’s even funnier than we first suspected…

THE NEW YORK Knicks play the MIAMI Heat tonight in the first round of the NBA playoffs but Amar’e Stoudemire won’t play a minute because of his incident with the fire extinguisher.

Stoudemire tried to release some rage after the Knicks’ game on Monday when he punched a fire extinguisher, but his hand ended up a bloody mess.

After the tabloids poked fun at Stoudemire as much as possible, he told his side of the story to the New York Times:

“I was walking down the corridor frustrated that we were down, 0-2, and I swung my arm at the wall. The fire extinguisher door was 85 percent metal and 2 percent glass, or whatever. I didn’t see the glass.

“I swung my arm backward. It wasn’t like I had a closed fist and punched the glass. I was letting off a little frustration — trying to make some noise, not injure myself.


“When I saw that my hand was cut, I was like, what? I was very upset and upset with myself. But never in a million years did I think I would cut my hand.”

But Stoudemire is confident he’ll play on Sunday: “ I’m expecting to heal up fast, I think there’s a great chance I can play Sunday.”

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