During a Twitter battle on Saturday, Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire allegedly lashed out at a fan with a homophobic slur, reports USA Today.
Twitter user Brian Ferrelli had some criticism for Stoudemire’s performance last season, to which the 29-year-old baller tweeted back, “Fuck you. I don’t have to do any thing fag.”
Ferrelli posted a screenshot of Stoudemire’s alleged retort, along with a follow-up apology: “I apologize for what I said earlier.I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No Excuses. Won’t happen again.”
The tweet doesn’t appear on Stoudemire Twitter feed and he’s yet to make a public comment about it. The NBA, which fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using the same slur during a game in 2011, hasn’t announced whether it will penalize Stoudemire.
Photos: Brian Ferrelli, Keith Allison