On Friday night, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Lakers forward/crazy person Metta World Peace got into a bit of a tussle. Immediately after the game, Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson sent out the following, since-deleted tweet:
That's something of a threat, and one that many people interpreted as Jackson sticking up for his friend and former teammate. According to SLAM, however, Jackson clarified his comment via a post on his Instagram account, which has also been deleted:
my ibaka comment had nothing to do with Ron artest. Last 2 times we played he ran up on me and i told him in the game next time u run up on me im going in ya mouth. Im speaking for myself. For u all who wanna jump to conclusions.
Regardless of his motivations, Jackson has drawn the ire of the NBA and Spurs management. Yesterday, the league fined Jackson $25,000, and Spurs general manager RC Buford released a statement calling Jackson's tweet "absolutely unacceptable."
The Spurs and Thunder will face off on December 17. We'll see if anybody decides to go in anybody else's mouth.