Violation: Amare Stoudemire attacks the glass.
Explanation: After losing game 2 to the Miami Heat, New York Knicks Amare Stoudemire punched a glass casing surrounding a fire extinguisher. Really? Some throw chairs in frustration. Others just hang their heads. Amare punches glass. Not the brightest crayon in the box, but at least he finally started showing some emotion in this series. He even tweeted: "I am so mad at myself right now. I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions. Headed home for a new start." But then, right after I saw that, I watched video footage of him leaving the arena in a sling and nonchalantly munching on some snacks without a care in the world. It's okay to be frustrated about playing time and not being involved in the offense. It's not okay to respond to said frustration by sucker punching a fire extinguisher.
Punishment: Amare suffered lacerations in his left hand which required stitches, so he is out for game 3 and possibly the rest of the playoffs. This may be a blessing in disguise, as he will no longer have to risk being outplayed by Chris Bosh, the softest big man in the league. Fortunately for the Knicks, this year the team actually has a better winning percentage without Stoudemire than with him.
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