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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $25,000 for directing hostile and inappropriate language toward the Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings via his Twitter account, the league announced Friday.
On Wednesday, Jennings sent out the following tweet, which was later deleted: "Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn't. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!"
J.R. Smith responded with a tweet later that night appearing to threaten to send his "street homies" to Detroit, presumably to confront Jennings. Smith also wrote that he had "no respect" for Jennings because of the apparently disparaging comments directed at Smith's younger brother, Knicks guard Chris Smith.
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