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November 29, 2009

No in-game Tweets, Tyson

Charlotte Bobcats center Tyson Chandler was just fined $7,500 for posting a message on his Twitter account during last week's Toronto Raptors game.

The NBA set a policy barring players from using social media during games after Charlie Villanueva did so last season during halftime of a Milwaukee Bucks game.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 29, 2009 at 06:08 PM | Permalink


how did he tweet if he was on the bench during the game ?

Posted by: Elliot | Nov 29, 2009 7:10:21 PM

What exactly did Tyson want the whole eorld to know that he could not wait. $7,500.00? Next time make it $75,000 David. That is the only way you will get their attention

Posted by: Tax Dude | Nov 29, 2009 8:33:25 PM

Stupid, stupid fine.......his account is taken care of by someone that runs his website. Yeah, he had a phone on the bench.

Posted by: Maj Schaefer | Nov 29, 2009 9:03:26 PM

if you even have twitter or facebook or myspace or anything other than a business related website, an email and a messenger identity..........i'm judging you with the most judgemental face on i can manage.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 29, 2009 9:42:18 PM

Keep on tweetin' Tyson if it makes ya play better.

Posted by: HoopsFan | Nov 29, 2009 10:53:17 PM

Walk on. Walk on. What kind of pancakes will you make me, French Stewart?

Posted by: Armon Gilliam | Nov 30, 2009 12:36:33 AM

Anybody who references Armon "The Hammer" Gilliam has my approval. Most under-appreciated Hornet of all time.

Nice work.

Big game coming up against the Celts on the 1st and hope that the Cat are motivated to exact revenge upon the team that embarrassed them in the season opener.

One big question remains: Who is going to take (and make) the shot at the end of the game when they need one?

Posted by: ASChin | Nov 30, 2009 1:11:17 AM

who cares if they twitter. what does it hurt?

Posted by: MM | Nov 30, 2009 8:58:15 AM

For the final shot, I nominate (in order): Jackson, Murray, Nazr, Diaw, Wallace, Felton. Hopefully, we'll play like we have over the past few weeks (including the close losses against), and the final shot can only change the final score, not the outcome.

Posted by: Newsinz | Nov 30, 2009 10:21:04 AM

Nazr for a final shot? Are you kidding? As of late, it should be Jackson, Wallace, or Murray - their the most versatile shooters on the team. Nazr has zero range, and Diaw looks limp on the court. Feltons accuracy isn't much to admire, and he should be stripped of his final shot role of the past.

Posted by: Brett Johnson | Nov 30, 2009 10:24:19 AM

The NBA fines crazy like fines are going out of star. My question is, "are these heavy fines intended to make up for some budget shortfalls?" Certainly, this is not the best way to discipline players. It is unethical, unprofessional and must be stopped. Players could be discipline using different methods instead of wallowping thousands of dollars from their pay checks in "so called fines."

I thinks the sports arena need to be regulated the same way banks are now being regulated. These are hard times and I hope these fines could be given to charitable institutions instead of sending the money back to the NBA. Donote the fines to charitable or philanthropist organizations if the only method of disciplining players is fines.

Posted by: nunu | Nov 30, 2009 8:01:56 PM


Posted by: jack | Nov 30, 2009 9:41:01 PM

What a totally, completely, absolutely absurd fine. No way any Bobcat (or any other NBA player for that matter) is sitting on the bench, in uniform, using his phone. Ridiculous.

The NBA should rescind this fine immediately and get over itself. I'm appalled at the stupidity of it.

Posted by: Keetch | Dec 1, 2009 7:26:53 PM

Seriously, if you guys are going to leave this article on your Bobcats home page for a month you should at least update it with accurate information. You make it sound as if he was tweeting from the bench during the game, when what actually happened was an automatic tweet was sent when someone (not him) updated the blog on his web site.

Posted by: Danny | Dec 26, 2009 9:53:42 PM

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