Amar’e Stoudemire — I’m Sorry for Homophobic Slur

Knicks star Amar”e Stoudemire is owning up to a homophobic message he sent to a fan on Twitter this weekend — and now wants to publicly apologize, telling our sources, “I should have known better and there is no excuse.”

Amar”e adds, “I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people. I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan.”

The NBA just announced … Amar”e has been fined $50,000 over the incident — for what the league called “offensive and derogatory language.”

Amar”e sent the message Saturday in response to a bitter fan, who criticized Amar”e for the Knicks” poor finish last season. The fan wrote, “@Amareisreal you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!”

Amar”e responded in a direct message, saying, “F**k you. I don”t have to do anything f*g.”

Amar”e apologized to the fan directly soon after, writing, “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.”