The Knicks big man was so mad, in fact, that he decided to punch a glass case holding a fire extinguisher following New York’s Game 2 loss to the Knicks. That, of course, was not a good idea.
Stoudemire left American Airlines Center in a sling and his status for the rest of the playoffs is uncertain after causing a bloody mess in the moments following the loss.
Letting your emotions get the best of you after a loss or poor outing is nothing new in sports. It’s also nothing new in New York sports as A.J. Burnett or Kevin Brown will tell you.
Dumb sports injuries can’t always be blamed on escalating tempers. Sometimes, like in the case of Steve Smith or Aaron Boone, it’s getting a little overzealous when it comes to pick-up games away from the workplace.
Whatever the reason, one thing usually remains the same: These are some dumb decisions.