Knicks J.R. Smith fined $25,000 for comments on Twitter

Nov 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) controls the ball against Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has fined New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith $25,000 for what the league has called directing hostile and inappropriate language to the Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings via his Twitter account.  In a feud that appears to have started when Jennings took a shot at Smith’s brother, Chris Smith, who is also on the Knicks.  According to Jennings, the only reason he was on the team was because he is J.R.’s brother in lieu of a few other players.

Smith responded to Jennings with a tweet the NBA found threatening which involved Smith suggesting his “street homes” to visit Jennings.  Smith defended the tweet saying that it was simply in defense of his brother.

Today, Smith suggested he might take a hiatus from Twitter and also said,”I’m always in trouble with Twitter.  I don’t know what it is. I’m trying to shake it.”

It will be interesting to see if this is the end of this discussion at least on Twitter.  Fans will not have to wait long to see if anything happens on the court between these two as their teams are scheduled to play in Detroit on Tuesday, the 19th.

Topics: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, J.R. Smith, New York Knicks

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