Jackson Fined For Tweet: Stephen Jackson Got $25K Fine For Tweet Against Serge IbakaBy May Shella Mojana-Macuha on Dec 10, 2012 in Basketball, Internet, Sports •
San Antonio Spurs‘ Stephen Jackson got a hefty $25,000 fine by the NBA on Sunday, December 9, 2012 after tweeting a “hostile statement” against Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Serge Ibaka, international sports news sites reported that day.
According to reports, Jackson was fined for his tweet after he defended Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter when World Peace got tangled up with Ibaka during a game on Friday in which both players earned a technical foul.
“Somebody tel 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 reportedly tweeted.
The tweet has since been deleted and Jackson apologized to Ibaka. “I apologize to Serge Ibaka, the NBA, and to all my fans for the comments I made. 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,” Jackson tweeted.
Meanwhile, his team, San Antonio Spurs reportedly said that Jackson‘s public comments are “absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held” by them. Reports said that it is not clear yet if Jackson will also be fined for his tweet by his team.
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