Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/2/12

Amar'e Stoudemire losing a fight with a fire extinguisher was the latest turn in what's been a really weird season for the New York Knicks. From their awful start, to "Linsanity", to 'Melo going to hero to villain back to hero (and getting a coach to quit in the process) in approximately 30 days, Gotham didn't seem to have a quiet week all season long.

A series with the Miami Heat was dramatic enough it didn't need any extra juice, but there was Stoudemire trying to cold **** a fire extinguisher.

Unless Carmelo goes off for 75 points a game for the rest of the series, Stoudemire's season is likely over. And what a tough season it's been.

First there was an inevitable adjustment period to working with 'Melo and Tyson Chandler, then his brother died suddenly, causing Stoudemire to leave his team to be with his family and adjust to life without a loved one. Then his back gave out on him and he missed a month of action with a herniated disk. His rhythm was off all season. There wasn't one reason for it, there were many.

What next? Are the problems Stoudemire had this season temporary? Did the Knicks make a $100 million mistake?

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