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Old 06-25-12, 07:14 AM
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Amare's latest tweet could land him in trouble...

The NBA held its first annual social media awards last week to commend the best tweeters, with the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields copping honors. Now the league is looking into the dark side of player Twitter interaction with fans. A source told The Post the NBA plans to look into the authenticity of a profane direct message allegedly sent by Amar’e Stoudemire to a fan over the weekend. Stoudemire allegedly called the fan a homosexual slur in the direct message, which was forwarded to Deadspin.com via photo. A Twitter direct message is visible only to the recipient, unlike a normal Twitter post which can be seen by anyone.

The fan ignited Stoudemire’s alleged reply by saying he must step up this season in harsh tones. “You better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season, dead[butt].’’ Stoudemire’s alleged reply was: “[Expletive] you. I don’t have to do anything [slur].’’ Stoudemire’s spokesperson did not return several messages the past two days seeking comment on whether Stoudemire actually sent the message...

Stoudemire is in Spain working at a basketball camp. He has tweeted since the exchanges but didn't reference the exchange. He did, however, retweet a positive tweet from @BFerrelli and wrote, "Thx bro 1love, big year next year !!" The fan later tweeted to Stoudemire: "@Amareisreal sooo after all this that happened can I get a follow back or tickets to a game lol or is that pushing it?"

NBA will investigate Amar’e Stoudemire’s alleged homosexual slur to fan on Twitter - NYPOST.com
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Old 06-25-12, 07:30 AM
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Old 06-25-12, 10:50 AM
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Somewhat boorish, but I really could care less if a player sends a private message in response to a fan who insults and curses him on Twitter.

And I find it amusing that apparently the most offensive part of this is the use of the "homosexual slur."
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Old 06-25-12, 02:18 PM
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the hilarious part is the fact it's a private message. the person wanted the attention of Amare b/c you get an e-mail when you get a DM and didn't want their message where it would be probably be discussed in public as a tweet.

any response (good or bad) would've been by Amare would have been dissected. if he gets tough in whatever way, it's bad. if he responds in a good way, he'll be seen as "soft and doesn't have passion".

the guy punched a glass container of a fire extinguisher, did anyone really expect a decent answer anyway?
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Old 06-25-12, 02:41 PM
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Good point. If the guy can't handle glass cages for fire extinguishers, it's hard to figure he'll control himself with social networking.
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