On the heels of the first annual NBA social media awards last week to commend the best tweeters, the league has shifted their attention to Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire, regarding tweets he sent over the weekend.
Stoudemire allegedly sent a tweet to a fan calling him a f*g in a direct message, which was revealed by Deadspin.com.
Now a source tells the NY Post the NBA plans to look into the authenticity of the profane direct message sent by Stoudemire.
The fan ignited Stoudemire’s alleged reply by saying he must step up this season:
“You better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season, dead[butt].’’
Stoudemire allegedly replied:
“[Expletive] you. I don’t have to do anything [slur].’’
Stoudemire later apologized to the fan in a subsequent direct message, but after the story had come out yesterday:
“I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No excuses. Won’t happen again.”
Stoudemire is coming off hand surgery during the playoffs when he punched a glass-enclosed fire extinguisher following a Game 2 loss in Miami.
He missed Game 3 and played with one hand heavily bandaged in Games 4 and 5. Looks like the off-season isn’t starting off to well for Stoudemire as the Knicks look to rebuild for the upcoming season.