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It was an embarrassing year for the New York Knicks. With such a talented roster playing in a big market, there were a lot of expectations. After a midseason resurgence led by Jeremy Lin, it looked like the team might live up to the hype. Then a quick five-game series with the Miami Heat ended their season in a flash. The tension hit a breaking point after Game 2 of the series when Amar’e Stoudemire punched a fire extinguisher case and needed stitches to close the gash on his hand. He missed the next game and the Knicks eventually lost the series. In a recent interview, Stoudemire defended his actions. “It wasn’t a punch at all actually. It was more like a slap against the wall, but I caught the edge of the fire extinguisher. Some people think I balled my fist up and punched through a glass fire extinguisher, which is totally opposite of the truth. It was more like a smack against the wall, kind of a backhand or a reach back slap across the wall and caught the edge of the fire ...
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