By Easton L
Well, if you’re a healthy body and can play at a decent level; the New York Knicks would probably like to have a word with you. The Knicks lost Iman Shumpert for the rest of the season in game 1 and the rest of the Knicks have their work cut out for them going forward.
Following another frustrated performance by the Knicks in game 2 NBA playoff action, apparently that frustration inspired one of their star player, Amare Stoudemire, to punch out the fire-extinguisher glass in the Knicks dressing room following their 2nd loss to the Miami Heat last night.
The glass portion of the fire-extinguisher case was quickly replaced. And
Amare Stoudemire needed doctors and paramedics to treat a cut on his left hand.
Game 2 probably wasn’t all the Knicks lost in Miami on Monday night.
Stoudemire left the building with his arm in a sling and what appeared to be a bulky wrap over his left hand, long after the Heat took control of the teams’ Eastern Conference first-round series with a 104-94 win over the Knicks, going up 2-0.
It resumes Thursday in New York, and although the Knicks were saying nothing for certain, it seems most unlikely that Stoudemire would be able to play.
“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,” Stoudemire wrote on Twitter after the Knicks left the arena.
Knicks center Tyson Chandler said he did not expect Stoudemire to play Game 3. An update from the Knicks said, “Extent of injury is unknown at this time.”
Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, but their night was completely overshadowed by whatever went on with Stoudemire in the hallway that’s just a few steps from the edge of the court.
“You never want to hear anyone gets hurt,” Wade said. “Hopefully he gets better. We want all their guns on the court.”
Everything the Heat did seemed like old news quickly after the game, when all anyone really wanted to talk about was what was going on in the Knicks locker room. Miami-Dade paramedics — who staff every game — were summoned while reporters were kept outside much longer than the typical 10-minute cooling-off period.
“We’re all frustrated,” Chandler said.
Stoudemire declined to say anything when he walked out of the shower area in the locker room, one towel around his waist, another shielding his left hand, which he held elevated as he slipped into the privacy of the training room, which is off-limits to basically everyone but team personnel.
Source: AP / addMoreJuice.com