Epic Fail of The Week: Amar’e Stoudemire’s Self-Inflicted Injury and Straight Backs

First it was the cornrows now this.

By: Taren Vaughan

NBA playoff time is here and we all know what that means. The competitive spirit is alive and well and emotions start to flare from even the calmest of players. As the games remain intense until the very end and teams are starting to feel good about their chance to make a run for the championship, the dreaded injuries start popping up.

Star point guard Derrick Rose just recently went down with a torn ACL in the Bulls’ series opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, putting a huge damper on the Bulls’ chances to go far. Unfortunately, this has been the story line for quite a few players from injured knees to bad backs. Amar’e Stoudemire now joins the this bunch. Only difference is, his injury had absolutely nothing to do with dribbling or shooting a basketball.

Stoudemire punched a glass door with his fist after the NY Knicks took an L Monday night against the Miami Heat, a glass door that had a fire extinguisher behind it mind you.

As most celebrities do after doing something completely foolish, he took his guilt and apologies to Twitter:

“I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions. Headed home for a new start.”

Nice gesture but that mini tantrum will cause him to miss Game 3 of the series.

Why is Amar’e acting like he is a non factor?

He is one of the most dominant players on the Knicks’ squad and in the league period. And during a time like this, there is no room for nonsense.

His behavior off court was uncalled for, not to mention he is slippin’ in the hair department too. Everybody can’t rock cornrows with grace. And there damn sure is an age limit attached to them. Having a lot of money won’t magically make them look better on you either.

Stitches and straight backs…Epic fail times two.


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