NBA fines rookie for tweet

Milwaukee Bucks rookie point guard, Brandon Jennings, has been a welcomed surprise for the franchise thus far this season.

Jennings is averaging 20ppg and 6apg and he’s a big part of why the team is currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Despite his brilliant play, Jennings was recently fined $7,500 by the league for a post-game tweet. His tweet read,”Back to 500. Yess!!! “500” means where doing good. Way to Play Hard Guys.”

Seems harmless right, there were no inappropriate remarks uttered nor was this tweet posted during the game, but league rules state that players must not tweet 45 before or after a game.
In essence, he was fined for being excited after a 108-101 overtime victory over the Portland Trailblazers and wanted to share his excitement with the fans, yes, the ones that pay his salary.

While this country is the midst of one its most brutal economic downturns in recent history, the NBA better accept and appreciate the free advertisement they receive from their players postings on Twitter.

If the postings aren’t offensive, who cares when they are posted, David Stern needs to get it together, that’s not the way to recruit and retain fans.

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