Here's Amar'e Stoudemire's Explanation Of His Fight With The Fire Extinguisher

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The Knicks play the 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 per cent metal and 2 per cent 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 I 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,” he told the Times.

But Stoudemire is confident he’ll play on Sunday:

“I’m expecting to heal up fast,” Stoudemire said. “I think there’s a great chance I can play Sunday.”

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