San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Jackson, was fined $25,000 by the NBA for a hostile tweet aimed at Serge Ibaka. After Ibaka’s alteraction with Metta World Peace on Friday night, Jackson stood up for his former teammate by calling Ibaka out on his Twitter account by saying: "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."
After hearing about Jackson’s tweet, GM R.C. Buford said, “The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, can not be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs.”
It’s no coincidence that Jackson deleted his post on Saturday and apologized for his tweet by saying, “I apologize to Serge Ibaka, the NBA and to all my fans for the comments I made. 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.”
The actions of Stephen Jackson were immature and irresponsible, but one thing is for sure, he always have his teammates back; even if they’re not on the same team anymore.