2 Nov 2011

NBA slams Miami owner for tweet on lockout

8:26 am on 2 November 2011

The National Basketball Association says it has fined the owner of the Miami Heat Micky Arison following reports that he used his Twitter account to comment on the league's four-month-old lockout.

The NBA wouldn't give the amount or reason for the fine, but several media reports said Arison was fined $500,000 for his comments.

Arison was responding to a message from a fan accusing teams and players of being greedy pigs, although the Miami owner has apparently been pushing for a resumption of play.