December 10, 2012
Stephen Jackson of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs has been fined $25,000 ... for a Tweet in which he threatened Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson posted the threatening Tweet after Ibaka and L.A. Lakers forward Metta World Peace got into it during the Thunder's 114-108 victory on Friday night.
The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets reported it read: ''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.''
Spurs general manager RC Buford condemned the Tweet Sunday:
"The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs."
The team said Stephen Jackson would be fined, but the punishment would ''be imposed in consultation and coordination between the Spurs and the NBA.''
It's unclear if Jackson faces additional punishment from San Antonio. He apologized to Ibaka on Twitter on Sunday, calling his post ''unprofessional and childish.''
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