Originally written December 10, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Stephen Jackson was not messing around when he issued a threat to Serge Ibaka over Twitter on Friday night, and now he is paying the price. The NBA fined him $25,000 for his threat. The Spurs swingman was watching the Thunder-Lakers game and saw Ibaka scuffle with Metta World Peace. The incident must have reminded him about his past run-ins with Ibaka — they had one in last season’s Western Conference Finals and another at the beginning of this season — and it prompted him to threaten the Thunder forward. We gave Jackson a break on Friday by saying he must have meant it in jest, but we figured a fine was coming. It did. Jackson also apologized on Sunday. He wrote the following on Instagram: “I apologize to @sergeibaka, 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.” We appreciate that Jackson apologized, but it stil...
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