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New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said Monday that he had to “walk out of the building” after he was fined $4,000 by the league for “insulting” referee Mike Conley after he made a derogatory comment about Conley’s accent.
“He told me to sit down,” Stoudamire told reporters at the team’s facility.
“I didn’t say anything.
He told me, ‘Go sit down.
Go sit down, Amar.’
And I just told him, ‘It’s fine.
That’s the way I am.'”
Stoudomire was fined for his comments after a game against the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 6, when he made the remarks.
“It’s not the first time I’ve made a mistake, I can tell you that,” Stroudamire said.
“But it’s just a matter of what you do.
I have to keep doing what I do.”
Stoudamaire was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2013.
He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in 2016, and was named Eastern Conference Sixth Man for the second consecutive season.
Stoudemanire was one of the top rookies in the Eastern conference this season.
He had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Stroudomire missed the last five games of the regular season because of a strained left hamstring.