There are certain embarrassing mistakes that you will never live down. Every person has done at least one thing in their lives that, when their friends or family members see them, they will always remind them about.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire had the misfortunate of committing his really embarrassing act with the eyes of the world on him.
Mad at life because his New York Knicks were getting absolutely rocked by the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2012 Playoffs, Stoudemire opted to put his non-shooting hand through a glass fire extinguisher encasement. The end result was a lot of blood, many stitches and more humiliation than even the frequently-humiliated Knicks are used to.
This was last week. Needless to say, though, folks are still bringing the incident up as if it happened yesterday.
During Wednesday night’s Game 5 battle between the Heat and Knicks, Stoudemire wound up fouling out of the game after delivering a particularly unnecessary hit on Shane Battier. Right after that, in what appeared to be an act of good sportsmanship, he reached down to help Battier stand up. Only when Battier tried to grab his hand, Stoudemire hilariously pulled it away. Maybe in response to that, or perhaps in a totally unrelated decision (I’m hazy on the order in which this happened), the Heat PA announcer then said: "Offensive foul on the Knicks. Amar'e Stoudemire. That's his sixth. He has been extinguished from the game."
The best response to that shot came via Twitter must-follow, @netw3rk:
Next year NY's guy will say Lebron 'receded' to the bench. RT @hothothoops: Miami Heat PA Announcer Says Amar'e 'Extinguished' From Game.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 10, 2012
(Kudos to CBS Sports for the find)