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The Indiana Pacers want to protect your hands and their fire extinguishers

After finishing his playing career with unremarkable stints in Dallas, Golden State, Milwaukee and San Antonio, former longtime Indiana Pacers forward Austin Croshere returned to the Hoosier State to work as an analyst on Pacer broadcasts for Fox Sports Indiana. While providing hilarious comedy is not necessarily part of his job description, he does maintain a Twitter presence, which he used Wednesday evening to deliver this Twitter goof about the Pacers' training staff allegedly taking every precaution, because you can't be too careful these days:

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(Image via @AustinCroshere)

For those somehow unaware despite reading an NBA blog during a three-playoff-game Wednesday night in the beginning of May, "* Please Do Not Hit *" references New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire injuring his hand (and perhaps more than that) with a postgame punch of a fire extinguisher case following the Knicks' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, a punch heard 'round the world.

The injury, which sounds like it was pretty gross, has inspired both scorn and sympathy for Stoudemire, as well as myriad goofs in the form of garments, GIFs and now Croshere's graphic prop comedy. No ex-Pacer ever tires of needling a Knick; I'm sure if the roles were reversed, the approach would be the same.

But seriously: Don't hit it, guys. Hit something soft instead.

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