NEW YORK (AP) — 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 about two weeks after Portland’s Twitter account mocked Dallas’ Chandler Parsons for airballing a 3-point attempt, a tweet that sparked a back-and-forth between Parsons and Blazers guard CJ McCollum.READ MORE: MRLA Offering Free Food Safety Classes for Kids
Parsons later said it was all in good fun.READ MORE: Whitmer: $32M Investment To Recruit, Retain Police Officers
In the memo, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum didn’t specifically reference that exchange but said “recently … some teams have crossed the line between appropriate and inappropriate.”
The league urged teams to “properly and extensively train” social-media staff members to ensure they know what’s appropriate. Examples the league cited as inappropriate included embarrassing or belittling opponents, and criticizing officiating.MORE NEWS: Deputies Find Human Remains In Mid-Michigan Soybean Field
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