NBA fines Smith $25,000
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The NBA has fined J.R. Smith $25,000 for posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter account.
The photos appeared on his personal page Friday. The fine was announced Saturday.
"I didn't know it was going to be as big a deal as it is now," said Smith, an extremely frequent tweeter. "I definitely regret it. It takes away from our team. Any time I do anything that takes away from our team, I'm definitely going to regret it."
Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said he hadn't spoken to Smith about his Twitter situation. Smith wasn't available for comment after practice Saturday.
Smith started his first game as a Knick on Friday and finished 1-for-3 with three points. He didn't take part in some team huddles during stoppages and sat by himself on the bench.
"I didn't know that," D'Antoni said. "That's news to me. I think he's fine. I think he's frustrated a little bit about certain things but he's finding his way."
Smith said he was frustrated with his performance.