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.
I always felt that Stephen Jackson was the craziest mofo in the Malice in the Palace. Sure Artest was the first to go into the stands to retaliate against the guy who threw a drink on him, but Jackson then ran into the stands throwing blows at everyone and anyone. Artest would get the harshest penalty by far. Still with this prior you'd think that Jackson would get more than a $25k fine for the above tweet.
Maybe Jackson convinced the NBA he wasn't threatening to shoot Ibaka in the mouth. Maybe he convinced them he was going to R. Kelly pee in his mouth or something. Or maybe he convinced the NBA that he was joking with someone completely different. A "Serg Abaka" who is a close friend.
To me, considering Jackson's history, I find it odd that both he and Chris Wilcox get the same punishment. What are your thoughts?
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JR 12/10/2012 03:39:00 PM Tweet