Amar’e Stoudemire used a gay slur when lashing out at a fan in a message on Twitter, and had to issue an apology once the story blew up online. Per the NY Daily News: “In a case of atrocious timing, Knicks superstar Amar’e Stoudemire chose Gay Pride weekend to hurl a homophobic slur at a fan on Twitter. The NBA All-Star sent the crude remark Saturday in a direct message response to Brian Ferrelli’s tweet that he’d ‘better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season.’ Ferrelli — known on Twitter as Knicks superfan ‘B ForReal!’ — didn’t keep their covert exchange to himself. He retweeted for public consumption a screen-save of Stoudemire’s direct message, including its anti-gay slur: ‘F— you! I don’t have to do any thing f–.’ Once Ferrelli’s tweet of Stoudemire’s derogatory comment became a trend topic on Twitter and blew up on the sports blog, the player made a quick mea culpa. ‘I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off a plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No Excuses. Won’t happen again,’ Stoudemire wrote in another direct message, which Ferrelli posted for all to see on Twitter.”