Stephen Jackson Fined $25k For Comments Toward Ibaka
Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 in consultation and coordination between the NBA and San Antonio Spurs.
Jackson was given the fine because of his “hostile” Twitter message directed toward Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
Following Ibaka’s physical altercation with Metta World Peace in Friday night’s Thunder win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson posted on his verified account: “Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a promise. He doin 2 much.”
Jackson has since deleted the tweet, issuing an apology. Still, the Spurs adamantly stated Sunday night that Jackson’s comment was intolerable.
“The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, can not be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs,” general manager R.C. Buford said in a statement.
(Via RealGM Staff Report)