NBA Fines Warriors' Stephen Jackson $25,000 for Trade Request
On Tuesday, the NBA announced it had fined Jackson $25,000 for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." On Aug. 28, Jackson said at a charity event in New York that he was "looking to leave" the Warriors.
According to the league, players are not permitted to make trade requests publicly. The NBA said it had similarly fined Ron Artest, then of the Indiana Pacers, back in 2005-06 for requesting a trade through the media.
In the days after Jackson's remarks in New York, the Warriors issued a press release stating that they were aware of Jackson's feelings before he made them publicly.
On Monday, Nelson said that he stood by Jackson and that as far as he was concerned Jackson was still a team captain.
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