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Stephen Jackson Fined for Tweet: Update

San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six Stephen Jackson #3 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after a basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) more pics »
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Stephen Jackson fired off one expensive tweet this weekend. The San Antonio Spurs player was just fined $25,000 by the NBA for mouthing off online, reports the Washington Post.

Jackson tweeted Friday night, threatening Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka after he and Lakers player Metta World Peace got into it on the court. Jackson apparently didn't like what he saw, and wrote: “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.” The tweet has since been deleted, of course.

Jackson was then slapped with the fine and the Spurs GM denounced the player's actions in a statement.  “The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs,” General manager R.C. Buford wrote in an email to the AP.

Jackson is also sorry. “I apologize to @sergeibaka, the NBA and to all my fans for the comments I made," he posted on Instaram. "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.”

Ibaka has not wanted to comment on the situation: "I don't want to talk about it right now," he said when pressed in an interview. "I didn't see nothing, I didn't hear nothing."

It's worth noting, too, that in 2004 Jackson and Mr. World Peace (who was Ron Artest at the time) brawled big time in what's been dubbed the "Malice at the Palace" incident. Jackson was suspended 30 games and Artest was taken out for the rest of the season, which was 86 games. However, Jackson made sure to clarify on Instagram that his tweet was not about defending MWP.

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  • Stephen Jackson in San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six
  • Stephen Jackson in San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six
  • Stephen Jackson in San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six
  • Stephen Jackson in San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six
  • Stephen Jackson in San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six
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