Spurs star slapped with a $25k fine after threatening tweet
San Antonio Spurs’ star, Stephen Jackson, has been slapped with a whopping $25k fine after “issuing a hostile statement directed to Serge Ibaka in a twitter message” it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The shooting guard, who deleted the tweet on Friday, was left with a monster fine after he threatened Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka. The altercation came about after Ibake decided to challenge LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace in the match between the two sides on Friday night.
During the brief altercation, Jackson took to twitter to defend his ex-teammate. The Spurs’ man wrote on his 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.”
The NBA star, who is also raps, has had disagreements in the past as he once beat up two fans and pulled a gun on another.
Jackson went on twitter late Friday evening to issue an apology directly to Ibaka and the NBA saying he was sorry for his outburst. This tweet was also later deleted.
Twitter has given Jackson the platform to be able to criticise Ibaka but also for him to defend his friend Pearce. Although this is the case Jackson has blatantly gone about this the wrong way. With a star that has 100k followers on twitter the tweet was obviously going to be picked up by someone.
This is just another case of a sports star too quick to criticise another without thinking of the consequences.