Heat Apologize For Announcement that Amar'e Stoudemire Was "Extinguished" From Game

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You might have missed it if you were watching the game on television last night, but the arena announcer at the AAA got in a pretty A+ zinger when Amar'e Stoudemire fouled out of last night's game.

"He has been extinguished from the game," shouted announcer Michael Baiamonte.

Because, you know, last time Amar'e was at AAA he punched a fire extinguisher. There's a video clip with clear audio over at Deadspin.

As much as we like the idea of the entire Heat organization being taunting jackasses (at least toward a New York sports team), the team has now offered up an official apology:
"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. 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."
Stoudemire himself laughed off the comment, and apparently playing "Hit the Road, Jack" when an opposing player fouls out is standard practice at AAA. We're not sure how that's any less taunting. Whatever, the team apologized. Good for them. Meanwhile, we're still waiting for an official apology from Stoudemire for defacing our damn property.

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Sleazy Heat
Sleazy Heat

The Heat keeps collecting money from it's illegal LED billboard facing Biscayne Blvd. Now the Heat puts illegal ads on revered taxpayer owned palm trees on a public street. How sleazy and desperate have the Heat become?

Dirtbag deadbeats
Dirtbag deadbeats

The Heat need to start respecting the taxpayers who paid for their waterfront site. PAY THE RENT.

Sleazy tire ads
Sleazy tire ads

Now the Heat are ruining their waterfront site by selling tacky tire ads and nailing them to $15,000 taxpayer owned Royal Palm trees on the public right-of-way.

Deadbeats
Deadbeats

When will the sleazy Heat Management stop stiffing the taxpayers and start paying rent?

Christopher Gott
Christopher Gott

Anyone who has ever been at Clevelander when ANY NY team is in town knows what complete asswipes NY fans are when they visit.   Screw them.

Illegal billboard
Illegal billboard

The Heat still have an illegal LED billboard attached to the AAA Arena. Ugly.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

Awesome. Baiamonte is a hero.

Pay your rent!
Pay your rent!

When are the Heat going to pay rent to the taxpayers who provided the waterfront site?

Shitbull
Shitbull

Sorry, really-NOT-really! It's funny! Someone's gotta stick up for that fire extinguisher! 

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