Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Illustration for article titled Stephen Jackson Fined For Threatening Serge Ibaka On Twitter

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:

Illustration for article titled Stephen Jackson Fined For Threatening Serge Ibaka On Twitter
Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

[SLAM]
[ESPN]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter