Stephen Jackson fined $25,000 for verbal threat to Ibaka


Team officials keep telling players “anything you say on twitter is like saying it to a reporter.” It’s not a private communication.

Stephen Jackson threatened Serge Ibaka on twitter after he saw Ibaka and Metta World Peace get tangled up a few days back (although Jackson said it was not about that). Eventually Jackson tried to apologize, but it was too late.

The league fined Jackson $25,000 for “issuing a hostile statement directed to Serge Ibaka in a Twitter message.”

The fine is not for Jackson’s spelling of Ibaka’s name, it was for the tone of his tweet (which Jackson has since removed.

“Somebody tel 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.”

I’m not totally sure what “goin in his mouth” means but it creeps me out. Maybe it creeped the league office out, too, so that is how we go to the fine.

So there’s a fine and an apology. Still, want to watch next time the Spurs and Thunder get together.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.