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Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Stephen Jackson Apologized for Threatening Serge Ibaka, Fined $25K


The NBA wasn’t particularly moved by Stephen Jackson’s apology over Twitter and Instagram for threatening Serge Ibaka — they still docked him $25,000, and the San Antonio Spurs may punish him even further. Per the Express-News: “Spurs veteran Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 for ‘issuing a hostile statement’ directed at Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka, the NBA announced on Sunday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said in a statement that Jackson’s comments ‘are absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs.’ The fine was a joint action by the NBA and the Spurs, according to the statement. Jackson posted an apology earlier in the day via his Twitter account: ‘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.’”

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  • tim

    Twitter thuggin is apparently acceptable. I can understand a direct text to Ibaka, but since when is it tough to broadcast a threat on a social media site unless you’re a 14yr old girl?

  • Max

    3 straight articles with a 25k fine, I guess there won’t be another lockout if this keeps up..

  • EJ

    Only a man can threaten someone by saying that he’ll put his dick in your mouth.

  • spit hot fiyah

    jax’s “i’m so real” act is getting old. i don’t hink he really wants it with ibaka. i almost hope ibaka gives him a shove or little elbow or something next time they play. if i was making millions and playing for the thunder i would bribe all the other spurs to not hold him back when it is about to go down.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Learning to spell Ibaka’s name correctly would be a start.

  • fruizm

    but just because Ibaka is stronger and from Congo doesnt mean anything…he looks soft!

  • RunNGun

    When plain citizens make a threat, we get arrested. When S-JAX makes a threat, he gets fined.

  • fruizm

    whoever gave me a thumbs downs has probably never been in a fight.

  • Team-U

    How about that Tony Parker & Timmy & ref Crawford Halloween pic? They don’t get fined because they are supposed to be some kind of role models?

  • bigA

    ” Only a man can admit when he’s wrong.” What a dumb thing to say.

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