Leave it on the court, NBA teams told
NEW YORK — The NBA wants its teams to avoid Twitter wars.
The reminder was issued in a memo from the league to all 30 teams on Tuesday. It comes a couple of weeks after Portland’s Twitter account mocked Dallas’ Chandler Parsons for air-balling a 3point attempt, a tweet that sparked a back-and-forth between Parsons and Blazers guard CJ McCollum. Parsons later said it was all in good fun.
In the memo, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum said “recently ... some teams have crossed the line between appropriate and inappropriate.”
Examples the league cited as inappropriate included embarrassing or belittling opponents, and criticizing officiating.