New York Knick star
The fan, whose twitter handle is @BFerrelli, tweeted to Stoudemire: "You better come back stronger and quicker to make up for last season." The tweet also had an obscenity at the end of the sentence.
Stoudemire then apparently sent a direct message to @BFerrelli, which included a gay slur and foul language. The fan took a screen capture of the message and tweeted it out for his followers to see. Numerous websites picked up on the incident and reposted the tweet.
Stoudemire then tried to make nice with the fan and sent him another direct message Sunday morning, which featured an apology.
Wrote Stoudemire: "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."
Then fan retweeted that message as well.
The fan later wrote: "@Amareisreal sooo after all this that happened can I get a follow back or tickets to a game lol or is that pushing it?"
Soon after those events, the NBA created a public service announcement featuring