Twitter will def. get you into trouble! Spurs forward Stephen Jackson has been fined $25k by the NBA for threatening to punch Serge Ibaka on Twitter. Stephen did delete the tweet and apologized later, but too little too late!
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According to ESPN:
San Antonio’s Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA Sunday for a “hostile statement” he sent to the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka over Twitter.
Ibaka got tangled up with Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game on Friday, which earned both players technical fouls. Jackson took to Twitter to defend World Peace, a friend and former teammate.
Jackson later deleted the message and apologized for his remark.
“I apologize to Serge Ibaka, the NBA, and to all my fans for the comments I made,” Jackson tweeted. “It was unprofessional and childish. I’m not a thug just a man who speaks his mind. It was not appropriate. I do apologize. Only a man can admit when he’s wrong.”