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Smith fined $25K for racy Twitter photo

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NEW YORK (AP)

The NBA has fined New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith $25,000 for posting a photo of a scantily clad woman on his Twitter account.

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Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the punishment on Saturday.

Smith appears to have eventually deleted the post but that didn't stop the photo from being passed around the Internet on Friday, earning significant attention that included a mention on the sports website Deadspin.

Smith later posted a message directed to the woman, saying, ''Things are being taken (too) far sorry @therealtahiry.''

Smith said after the Knicks' 119-114 loss at Milwaukee on Friday that he regretted posting the racy photo and expected to be contacted by the NBA over the tweet, the New York Post reported.

"I didn't know it would turn into a big deal," Smith said. "I definitely regret it. Whenever it takes away from our team, I regret it. It wasn't the smartest move."

— NewsCore contributed to this report.

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