The NBA fined New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith $25,000 for posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter account, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Saturday.
Smith said he regrets posting a photo of a scantily clad woman on his Twitter account.
“I didn’t know it was going to be as big deal as it is now,” Smith told the Associated Press after the Knicks’ loss at Milwaukee on Friday. “I definitely regret it. It takes away from our team. Anytime I do anything that takes away from our team, I’m definitely going to regret it.”
Since the incident Smith has deleted the post but it still received significant attention from fans on the internet.
“A few people talked to me about it,” Smith said. “It’s not the smartest move. I understand that now. I just have to be smarter in my decisions.”
Smith has played nine games this season averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists.