Leave it on the court, NBA teams told

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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