As widely reported yesterday, Amar’e Stoudemire took exception to a Knicks fan publicly suggesting that he should “come back stronger next year…deadass”, replying with the above direct message (screen shot courtesy @BFerrelli). Though Stat quickly apologized, an NBA representative promises the incident, “will be reviewed”. It’s an unfortunate turn for the Knicks forward and not the first time recently his judgement and maturity have come into question.
That said, fair play to Stoudemire for clearly stating there was “no excuse” for his correspondence. As opposed to, y’know, claiming there was a moral imperative behind his words.