16th Technical For Knicks’ Stoudemire Could Mean Suspension
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire picked up his 16th technical foul on Thursday night, which would mean an automatic one-game suspension if it is upheld.
Stoudemire and Mavericks center Brendan Haywood received offsetting technicals during the second quarter of New York’s 127-109 loss to Dallas. It was such an innocuous confrontation that both players came away laughing, baffled by the call from official Bennett Salvatore.
“I feel confident they can rescind it,” Stoudemire said. “We laughed about it later and the official agreed with us it wasn’t that bad. … We got tangled up, that’s it.”
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t find it so funny, apparently because he understood the ramification. His griping drew another technical foul.
The only way Stoudemire can avoid the punishment is if the league rescinds the technical. He’s had two others rescinded this season.
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