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Miami Heat Apologize to Amar’e for “Extinguished From the Game” Announcement

I personally thought it was hilarious.

Everyone has to be so politically correct these days, no one can have fun. Amar’e knows this was funny, you can’t take everything so seriously.

No one was even thinking about this, just apologizing for no reason.

“That’s Stoudemire’s sixth personal foul,” Baiamonte announced after Stoudemire was called for an offensive foul on a drive into the lane. “He has been extinguished from the game.”

Baiamonte’s comment was in reference to Stoudemire banging his left hand out of frustration into a fire extinguisher case outside of the Knicks’ locker room after New York’s 104-94 loss on April 30 to trail 2-0 in the series against the Heat. Stoudemire missed Game 3 after having surgery to repair a gruesome cut on his hand.

Moments after Baiamonte made the statement during Wednesday’s game, Heat media relations director Rob Wilson approached Baiamonte at the scorer’s table and the two exchanged words briefly.

“Last night at our game, our PA announcer had a momentary lapse of judgment and used a poor choice of words in describing Amare Stoudemire’s fouling out of the game,” the Heat said in Thursday’s statement. “This is not who we are as an organization or who he is as an announcer. Both the Miami Heat and Michael Baiamonte apologize to Amare and the New York Knicks for the inappropriate choice of words.”

I know Baiamonte has to keep his job, so he had to apologize, but you know in a quiet moment he doesn’t regret saying it.