You stay classy, Miami Heat PA announcer.
Shortly after Amare Stoudemire picked up his sixth foul in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, the PA announcer at American Airlines Arena said Stoudemire "has been extinguished from the game."
It was meant to get the crowd to chuckle. But, in reality, it was a cheap shot at Stoudemire, who suffered lacerations to his left hand when he hit the glass encasing of a fire extinguisher after the Knicks' Game 2 loss.
Sure, the wound was self-inflicted. And Stoudemire was at the butt of plenty of jokes after the incident.
But PA announcers are supposed to be a bit more traditional, a bit more buttoned down.
Stoudemire told ESPNNewYork.com after the game that he didn't hear the announcer's cheap shot at the time. But, when it was brought to his attention, he laughed it off.
"That doesn't bother me," he said.