(NEW YORK) — The NBA has fined San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson $25,000 for his hostile tweet towards Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
Ibaka got tangled up with the Lakers’ Metta World Peace on Friday night when the two teams played. Jackson defended World Peace via twitter.
“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 tweeted.
Jackson later apologized for his remarks after being fined by the NBA.
“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.”
Jackson and World Peace were teammates for two seasons when they were with the Indiana Pacers from the 2005-2206 seasons.
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