Twitter Photo Costs NBA Player $25,000
J.R. Smith, New York Knicks guard definitely regrets posting a sexy photo of woman on his Twitter account Thursday. The semi-nude photograph caught the attention of a large number of his Twitter followers and eventually the National Basketball Association. By Saturday night, the league announced he would be fined $25,000 for posting the inappropriate photo.
The twenty-six year old native of New Jersey hasn’t been getting much attention for his on court performance so far this year for New York but apologized on Friday night, telling reporters he regretted posting the photo on his Twitter account. Smith eventually deleted the post from his account and announced he wouldn’t be appealing the decision. The New York Knicks office declined to comment.
Smith told reporters, “I didn’t know it was going to be as big a deal as it is now. I definitely regret it. Anytime I do anything that takes away from our team, I’m definitely going to regret it. I can’t worry about the off-the-court stuff, our issue right now is on the basketball court.”