Twitter just keeps getting athletes into trouble. Today the NBA fined Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks $50,000 for “offensive and derogatory language” in a Direct Message on Twitter. Over the weekend, Amar’e got into it on Twitter with a Knicks fan, @BFerrelli.
Amar’e said he had finished working out and “B Forreal!” presumably tried to joke around with Stoudemire by tweeting:
@BFerrelli: @amareisreal: you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!
He had a point, but Amar’e wasn’t hearing it, so he DM’d the guy the message, “Fuck you. I don’t have to do any thing fag.” If there was any question whether or not the exchange was real, a $50K fine should answer that. This is the latest lapse of judgement for Amar’e this summer. First he punched a fire extinguisher and cut his hand. Then he wore that outfit in public. Now this. Basketball can’t get here soon enough.