As if the Knicks aren’t having enough problems trying to reconcile the hype with their actual performance, here comes another obstacle.
JR Smith has reportedly been fined $25,000 for posting an inappropriate photo of Tahiry (rapper Joe Budden’s ex-gf) on his Twitter account from his hotel room in Milwaukee last night.
Smith has since apologized saying, “I didn’t know it was going to be as big deal as it is. 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.”
You can view the photo Here (NSFW).
Personally, I don’t see it as a big deal. There is no nudity and the same type of thing can be seen on cable TV on any night. But… Mr. Stern is very concerned with the image of the NBA and his players, so the fine isn’t at all surprising. This is the second large fine in a couple months for Smith, who reportedly was fined over $1 mil by his Chinese team for missed practices before he signed with the Knicks in February.
Here’s a gallery of pics of the lady who’s assets cost JR Smith $25,000.