According to Larry Brown Sports, Jackson—whose Twitter handle is @DaTrillStak5—took to the social media platform to deliver a message to Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka.
The San Antonio Spurs swingman reportedly had this to say:
Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a promise. He doin 2 much.
Jackson obviously observed Ibaka and Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers get into it on national television Friday and decided to add his two cents.
It’s since been deleted, but it’s clear Jackson doesn’t have much love for the Thunder’s 23-year-old PF.
These two have been going at it since the Western Conference Finals this past spring and had to be separated on numerous occasions during the series.
Both are hard-nosed competitors who will not back down from a challenge, and it seems Jackson can’t stop himself from taking shots at the Congolese big man, even when the two aren’t on the same court.
Oklahoma City opened the season with an 86-84 loss to the Spurs, and there weren’t any notable incidents between Stack Jack and Ibaka, which makes this latest beef somewhat of a surprise. Jackson offered up somewhat of an excuse for his controversial tweet on Saturday morning via Instagram, which has also been deleted (as per USA Today’s Michael Katz):
Sorry I can't live my life the way u want me r not say the things I do. But remember its my life my thoughts. If u dont like them so what. I not afraid to speak my mind. Money doesn't make a person. Dont expect a person to be what u want them to b bekuz of their success
The 34-year-old was prominently involved in the infamous Malice at the Place brawl that spilled into the stands back in 2004, when Stack was a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Will S-Jax get punished for his Tweet regarding Ibaka?
He was suspended 30 games for the incident and served another seven-game suspension at the onset of the 2007-08 season for legal troubles stemming from a strip-club shooting.
He’s been a model citizen since, but Jackson’s dark past and the NBA’s willingness to fine players for Twitter statements may find him in trouble with the league office for this latest outburst.
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